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Fort Collins DUI/DWAI Law Firm

EFFECTIVE CRIMINAL DEFENSE STRATEGIES
If you are convicted of a DUI or DWAI the Court will often impose consequences of: probation, alcohol evaluation and treatment, useful public service, victim impact panel, monitored sobriety, court costs and fees. Jail is not mandatory for a first offense, unless the BAC is .200 or above. For subsequent offenses, jail time is mandatory.

When charged with a DUI/DWAI offense, it is essential to have a knowledgeable legal representative on your side. I am David H. Johnson, with the law office of Liggett, Johnson & Goodman, P.C. I have 35 years of experience handling DUI and other criminal cases for clients Northern Colorado. To learn how I can assist you call my Colorado law practice at 970-404-8884.

Minimizing Your Fort Collins DUI/DWAI Consequences

For a first-time offender, the Court is allowed to suspend jail time on the condition the offender completes an alcohol evaluation and the recommended treatment. This evaluation is conducted by the ADDS unit of the probation department. Based on the results of the evaluation, one of the following programs will be required:

• Level I Education Program — 12 hours of education. Classes can be completed on a weekend.
• Level II Education Program — 24 hours of education. Classes are done two hours a week for 12 weeks.
• Therapy — After completing the Level II Education Program, some offenders are required to attend therapy. Therapy classes are separated into four levels: Track A – 42 hours, Track B – 52 hours, Track C – 68 hours and Track D – 86 hours. Therapy classes are two hours each week.
• Level II Four Plus, also known as Track F, is a specialized treatment program forthose individuals who have had four or more impaired driving offenses (DUI/DWAI).

When the court enters a conviction for DUI or DWAI, the conviction will be sent to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Depending on your age or prior driving history, the DMV may suspend or revoke your privilege to drive in Colorado based on the conviction. Offenders under the age of 21 and all offenders who plead guilty to DUI are required to surrender their driver’s license at the time of their plea in court.

If you need assistance in understanding your legal options schedule an appointment at my Fort Collins office by calling 970-404-8884.

Frequently Asked Questions

Driving a vehicle when a person has consumed alcohol or drugs (or a combination of both alcohol and drugs) which affect the person to the slightest degree so that the person is less able, either mentally or physically, or both, to exercise clear judgment, sufficient physical control, or due care in the safe operation of a vehicle. Under the statute, there is an inference if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is above .050 but less than .080 you are DWAI.
Driving a vehicle when a person has consumed alcohol or drugs (or a combination of alcohol and drugs) which affect the person to a degree that the person is substantially incapable, either mentally or physically, to exercise clear judgment, sufficient physical control, or due care in the safe operation of a vehicle. Under the statute, there is an inference of such if your BAC is .080 or above.
DUI or DWAI is a serious offense in Colorado. If convicted, you may face revocation of your driver’s license, heavy fines, or even jail time. To help minimize the serious consequences of a DUI/DWAI conviction, it is important to understand the procedures involved in resolving a DUI charge.
TYPE OF CONVICTION MANDATORY JAIL RANGE OF POSSIBLE JAIL RANGE OF POSSIBLE FINES MANDATORY COMMUNITY SERVICE STATUTORY CITE
Conviction for DWAI None, unless BAC .20 or above, then 10 days straight time or work release Two days – 180 days $200 – $500 24 – 48 hours C.R.S. §42-4-1307 (4) Probation up to two years
Conviction for DUI, DUI per se None, unless BAC .20 or above, then 10 days straight time or work release Five days – one year $600 – $1,000 48 – 96 hours C.R.S. §42-4-1307(3) Probation up to two years
Conviction for DUI, DUI per se, DWAI or habitual user that occurred less than 5 years of a prior conviction including vehicular assault, vehicular homicide, aggravated driving with a revoked license or DUR 10 days straight time. Work release okay if at time of sentencing either has a job, is attending school or participating in Level II treatment 10 days – one year $600 – $1,500 48 – 120 hours C.R.S. §42-4-1307 (5)(b) Probation for at least two years. One year suspended jail
Conviction for DUI, DUI per se, DWAI or habitual user, with prior conviction in lifetime including vehicular assault, vehicular homicide or aggravated driving with a revoked license or DUR §42-2-138 10 days, but alternative sentencing available 10 days – one year $600 – $1,500 48 – 120 hours C.R.S. §42-4-1307 (5)(a) Probation for at least two years. One year suspended jail
Conviction for DUI, DUI per se, DWAI or habitual user with two or more prior convictions in lifetime including vehicular assault, vehicular homicide or aggravated driving with a revoked license or DUR 42-2-138 60 days straight time. Work release okay if at time of sentencing convicted has a job, is attending school or participating in Level II treatment 60 days – one year $600 – $1,500 48 – 120 hours C.R.S. §42-4-1307 (6) Probation for at least two years. One year suspended jail
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Elaine Hall
Elaine Hall
2022-09-28
Read the reviews people! Weak attorneys, poor practice… says it all! Hire someone that’s not scared of the d.a. They take your money and go on vacation with it. Get someone that wants to FIGHT for you!
Sean Reifschneider
Sean Reifschneider
2022-02-18
I've been going to Liggett, Johnson & Goodman for close to a decade now, I've worked with David Johnson in the past, but mostly with Gail Goodman. They've always done a fantastic job, been very friendly and professional, and have given me invaluable advice. I can't thank them enough for all they've done to help me and my family.
Adrian Trevizo
Adrian Trevizo
2020-11-29
Weak attorneys, poor practice 😂
Dillon Moeck
Dillon Moeck
2020-10-21
Liggett , Johnson and Goodman all but give you the results you’re looking for. At the end of the day the $ they ask for is excessive, especially when you’re given sub par results. 40 for 1/2 hour for an email conversation because of the current pandemic! I also have yet to understand why my account when from positive 193.32 to negative 600.00 in one month due to their very confusing and highly misleading billing statements. LMAO it must have been a lot of emailing that month! With the resources available today, you can research most of the information they give you and SAVE your $ and your time. Don’t get stuck paying these people’s house payments! I recommend hiring them for as little work as possible, or not at all!
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