Driving Under the Influence and Driving While Ability Impaired charges greatly increase throughout Colorado in December. With Christmas gifts of alcohol and office parties every weekend, police are kept busy. Don’t give them your savings with a DUI / DWAI charge.
This year, consider a designated driver or taxi, and give police, probation officers and court clerks some time off. Did you know that the average DUI or DWAI in Denver, Jefferson and Arapahoe County will cost citizens close to $10,000? In many cases it is more, as men and women lose their job because they can’t drive following a conviction. Most companies are unable to have a salesman or delivery driver with a recent alcohol driving conviction working for them. Insurance companies simply find the risk of an accident too great. In some cases, companies fear they have been “put on notice” of a possible alcohol based car crash with a drinking and driving conviction.
Can you imagine coming home at Christmas time to tell your spouse you have lost your job and that you might lose your house because you failed to plan a ride home after a party? It is a simple task to complete BEFORE the drinking begins. Waiting until after the first drink means you will likely be driving home drunk. Drunk driving means danger to others on the road and to your career.
Don’t give the Douglas, Adams and Clear Creek County Sheriffs and Police Departments any reason to celebrate with your arrest this year. Always plan ahead. If contacted by police, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call one of our experienced DUI / DWAI lawyers at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.