What is DUI per se?
Under Colorado Revised Statute 42-4-1301(2)(a), a separate DUI offense exists for adults at least 21 years of age based solely on whether the driver had a BAC at or above 0.08. You may be surprised to learn that there are usually two DUI charges pending—one that alleges a driver was substantially incapable of safely driving, and another, the DUI per se, alleging the driver had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or more within two hours of driving.
DUI per se penalties
A conviction for DUI per se carries several penalties, including the possibility of incarceration, substantial fines and court costs, driver’s license consequences, several hours of community service, drug education classes, and even monitored sobriety. An experienced Denver DUI defense attorney can help you navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system and develop arguments to combat the weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case against you.
Get defense against a DUI per se Charge
Although DUI per se is a strict liability offense, meaning a prosecutor need only prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the act of driving with a BAC above 0.08, defenses may exist in your case to combat a charge of DUI per se, even if your BAC was at or well above 0.08. Therefore, if you have been charged with DUI per se in Colorado, call the Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. Led by top-rated DUI defense attorney Jay Tiftickjian, Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. has achieved excellent results for clients charged with DUI per se and other offenses related to drunk driving in Colorado. If you have been charged with a Colorado drunk driving offense, call Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. at (303) DUI-5280 or contact us through this website to speak with Mr. Tiftickjian or a member of our experienced DUI defense team.