Third-Time DUIs Attorney in Fort Collins, Colorado

A third-time DUI offense in Colorado comes with even more severe consequences. DUI, or "driving under the influence," means operating a vehicle while significantly impaired by alcohol, drugs, or any controlled substances. The Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT) notes that for adult drivers, this means a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher, or a BAC of 0.05 to 0.08 for driving while ability impaired (DWAI). After two prior offenses, a third-time DUI can lead to harsher penalties and stricter monitoring. 

Penalties for Third-Time DUI/DWAI in Colorado

In Colorado, third-time DUI/DWAI convictions carry significant penalties designed to reflect the gravity of repeated offenses: 

  • Up to one year in jail with one year jail suspended, with a mandatory minimum of 60 days. 

  • A fine ranging from $600 up to $1,500 (excluding court costs, administrative fees, and any treatment programs). 

  • Two to four years of probation. 

  • 48 to 120 hours of mandatory community service. 

  • Driver’s license suspension

  • Mandatory alcohol education and therapy classes. 

  • Installation of an ignition interlock device (IID)

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How Can a Colorado Third-Time DUI Defense Attorney Help?

Kent J. Leier, having prosecuted thousands of DUI cases as a former prosecutor, brings a wealth of experience to defending those facing DUI charges. He understands how critical robust legal representation is in these matters. Thanks to his detailed knowledge and tactical acumen, he has a history of achieving favorable results for clients facing severe DUI charges. 

We perform comprehensive investigations into the circumstances surrounding third-time DUI charges and develop defense strategies tailored to each client. These can include: 

  • Lack of reasonable suspicion to stop the vehicle. 

  • Inaccurate breathalyzer or blood test results. 

  • Absence of probable cause for the arrest. 

  • Errors in field sobriety testing. 

This list is not exhaustive but illustrates our dedication to uncovering every possible defense. We are committed to protecting the rights and futures of our clients. 

At The Leier Law Office LLC, we are well-aware of the anxiety and distress surrounding third-time DUI charges. Our mission is to offer steadfast and aggressive defense to help you navigate these challenging times. Contact us today to secure the zealous legal representation you need. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What factors can influence the penalties for a third-time DUI in Colorado? 

Several factors can influence the penalties for a third-time DUI in Colorado, including the level of BAC at the time of arrest, whether there was an accident involved, if any injuries occurred, the time elapsed between previous DUI convictions, and the presence of any aggravating factors like having a minor in the vehicle. Your specific circumstances will be carefully evaluated to determine the exact penalties you may face. 

Can I challenge the accuracy of breathalyzer or blood test results? 

Yes, the accuracy of breathalyzer or blood test results can be challenged in court. Potential issues include improper calibration of the breathalyzer device, mishandling or contamination of blood samples, improper administration of tests, and failure to follow legal protocols. An experienced DUI defense attorney will thoroughly investigate these aspects to build a strong defense on your behalf. 

Third-Time DUI Attorney in Fort Collins, Colorado

Our Fort Collins third-time DUI lawyer, recognized as a recipient of the AV Preeminent peer review rating, ensures exceptional representation and advocacy. Available 24/7, we are there for our clients, knowing that DUI arrests often happen during late-night or early morning hours. Reach out to us today for a free consultation and let us work together on your defense.