DUI Convictions In Colorado

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An El Paso County man was recently sentenced to three years in prison after his tenth DUI. The man is one of the first to be sentenced under the new DUI law, which came into effect in Colorado last August. The law makes a fourth DUI conviction a felony. Here are some things you should know about DUIs in Colorado:

Under the new law, those with four DUI convictions can face between two to six years in prison. Probation and community-based incarceration programs are also a possibility. It is up to a judge to decide on the offender’s sentencing.
Those with a fourth DUI conviction can face up to a $500,000 fine.
DUI convictions carryover from other states. Do not assume just because you do not have a conviction in Colorado that your record is clear.

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