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Updated by Thinkredrocket on Feb 19, 2020
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5 Things You Need to Know With a First Time DUI in Colorado

If you've been charged for the first time with a DUI in Colorado or elsewhere, here are some important DUI facts you'll need to know.

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After a DUI, you are considered a high-risk driver.

After a DUI, you are considered a high-risk driver.

This means that your insurance rates, including auto and life insurance, will go up. Some insurance companies may even refuse to continue offering coverage to someone who has a DUI on their record.

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Penalties for a first time DUI offense will depend on BAC levels and previous driving convictions.

Penalties for a first time DUI offense will depend on BAC levels and previous driving convictions.

Did you know that a first time DUI could result in losing your license, up to one year of jail time, fines up to $1000, alcohol classes, and/or require you to do community service?

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A first time DUI in Colorado could result in a misdemeanor charge on your record.

A first time DUI in Colorado could result in a misdemeanor charge on your record.

The best chance of keeping your drunk driving charge from ending up on your record is fighting the charge with the help of an experienced and qualified DUI attorney.

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In the process of getting your license reinstated, you may be required to have SR-22 'insurance.'

In the process of getting your license reinstated, you may be required to have SR-22 'insurance.'

SR-22 is not actual auto insurance, but rather a document that is required by the DMV to show proof that you have insurance coverage. You can learn all about SR-22 in Colorado in this pdf: http://bit.ly/sr-22-insurance-colorado

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If your license was revoked, you may need to get an ignition interlock device installed to get it reinstated.

If your license was revoked, you may need to get an ignition interlock device installed to get it reinstated.

Learn more about ignition interlock devices, who needs, them, and for how long here: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/ignition-interlock-restricted-license