Colorado First Offense DWAI Penalties & Law

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DUI laws, penalties, fines, license suspension, sr22 filing and more

A first offense DWAI in Colordao is an unclassified Misdemeanor offense and comes with a combination of criminal penalties enforced by the court and administrative penalties against your driver's license handed down by the Department of Motor Vehicles. If you know that you haven't had more than 1 or 2 drinks over a period of time along with food intake, it is usually best to submit to the chemical test and be on your way, versus risking a refusal and license suspension when you know you are not over the .08 limit.

Criminal Penalties

A first DWAI offense rarely results in any hard jail time. The fine amount will range from $200 up to$500 plus court costs. There will be community service required ranging from 24 - 48 hours. Your license will not be suspended.

Administrative Penalties

A first offense refusal to submit to a chemical test will result in a 1 year revocation of your driver's license. You will be eligible for a restricted license after 2 months with the use of an ignition interlock device. The IID will be required for 2 years following reinstatement. An SR-22 form filing will be required for a period of 3 years beyond license reinstatement period. You can apply for your SR-22 filing below:

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Other Colorado DUI Resources

  • Colorado DUI Laws - Here you will find a comprehensive and detailed explanation of Colorado's DUI laws including all offense levels and penalties.

  • Colorado SR22 Insurance - We have compiled everything you need to know about Colorado's SR22 insurance and filing requirements including important addresses, phone numbers, etc.

  • Colorado Alcohol Abuse Classes - We offer a complete listing of state approved DUI & alcohol abuse classes.

  • Colordao Bail Bond Agents - Comprehensive list of Alabama bail bond agents including address, phone, website, etc.

  • State Statutes - Complete Colorado DUI statute regarding DUI laws and penalties.

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