DUI Statute

In the state of Colorado, a driving under the influence offense is:

Colorado Revised Statutes,  Title 42 Vehicles and Traffic §42-4-1301

Typical Sentencing for First Offense

Jail Upto 1 year
Fines $600-1000
License Suspension Upto 9 months
Interlock Ignition Device (IID) No
Probation 1 to 2 years

Alternative Resolutions

These can reduce your sentence and in some cases lead to no conviction which are called conditional discharge. Admissibility remains unavailable until completion and in the interim of these alternative programs.

Availability for DUI                                       Yes

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Pleading Down

Pleading guilty to some offenses is not equivalent to a crime in Canada, therefore it does not result in inadmissibility. Your lawyer could argue for a traffic violation or highway obstruction to contest a DUI/DWI which do not result in inadmissibility to Canada. Not all plea bargains guarantee admissibility.

Availability for DUI Yes
Possible plea(s) Wet Reckless

Expungement & Pardons

This allows your criminal record to be cleared. DUI convictions are eligible for expungements after the completion of the sentence, provided that there are no other charges pending against the offender.

Availability for DUI No
General info
  • Sealing of drug conviction records, with eligibility period ranging from three years for petty offenses to ten years for more serious felonies
  • Sealing of petty offenses and violations after 3-year waiting period. Minor drug felonies may be vacated and reduced to misdemeanors, making many of them eligible for sealing
  • Mandatory sealing of decriminalized misdemeanor marijuana offenses
  • Relief from collateral consequences at sentencing for non-incarceration sentences
  • Non-conviction records may be sealed where charges completely dismissed or person acquitted. Deferred sentencing dispositions may also lead to sealing

Application Links

If inadmissibility to Canada cannot be avoided, these are the remedies offered:

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