DUI/DWAI

Question: My husband has 1 DWAI conviction for the state of MN in 2002, and a 2nd DWAI conviction in CO in 2003. He just got arrested for driving under the influence with a BAC of .326 on Dec. of 2007 in CO again. What kind of jail time is he looking at that is mandatory?

Answer:

Because of the rather high blood alcohol, he’s facing a mandatory 90 days in jail. Up to 80 of those days MAY be suspended by the judge, with alcohol education and treatment conditions.

Don’t wait, though; he needs to get into a program right now, to save his legal hide, and his mortal hide.

Good luck.

 

Question: I had a DUI in 1988 in Weld County, CO.  I cannot remember if during the negotiations if it was a deferred sentence or not.  How would I be able to find out if it was deferred?

Answer: Call the clerk of the court.

 

Question: Do i plead gulity do i have a right to a public defender? never been in trouble before dont know

Answer: Do NOT plead guilty to anything until you’ve talked with an attorney. At your arraignment, ask to reschedule  the hearing, without pleading anything, so that you can apply for a public defender. The court, or its clerk, can tell you how to do that. You can also call the public defender’s office right now.

Good luck.