Colorado is a destination spot for many out of state tourists. With its lush landscape, rich history and bustling metropolitan regions, it’s no wonder why many people find the state so appealing. However, with so many out of state drivers venturing in and out of Colorado on any given day, the risk of out of state drivers and a Colorado DUI citation is ever present. A lot of out of state drivers think that because they don’t make their home in Colorado, nothing will happen to them if they choose to drink and drive. That assumption could not be further from the truth.
Not only do out of state drivers face penalties in Colorado, but they will also face a license suspension in their home state. In a lot of cases, driving privileges in their home state will not be restored until they have completed their obligations in Colorado. Depending on if the offending driver has prior DUI convictions, he or she may have their driving privileges suspended indefinitely in Colorado, even if they never plan on driving here again. In fact, in addition to penalties from both the home state and Colorado, the offender will be required to appear at all court proceedings or hire an attorney to appear in their place.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a DUI in Colorado and you are not a resident of the state, contacting a Colorado DUI attorney would be a smart move. The lawyers at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. understand that a DUI charge can leave you scared, anxious and overwhelmed. Our attorneys have handled a large number of Colorado DUI cases and will aggressively fight to protect you and your legal rights. To learn more about The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. and how we can help you, please call (719) 475-2555.