With 416,427 people, Colorado Springs is the most heavily populated city in Colorado’s El Paso County, and the 41st most heavily populated city in the nation. Situated on Fountain Creek, a 74.5 mile long stream that traverses El Paso and Pueblo counties, the city spans 186.1 miles, which makes it Colorado’s largest area city, and is located 61 miles south from Denver, the state capitol, in south-central Colorado. The city stands at more than a mile above sea level, at 6,035 feet, though there are areas of the city that are much higher as the city is situated near the edge of the southern Rocky Mountains at the base of the well-known Pikes Peak mountain. It was also named the number one best city in Outside magazine’s 2009 America’s Best Cities list.
As one of the most densely populated cities in Colorado and across the nation, Colorado Springs sees its share of DUI arrests. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Reports, 28,198 people were arrested for driving under the influence in Colorado in 2008, including 435 minors. In 2009, 27,043 people were arrested for Colorado DUI, including 392 minors.
If convicted, a person charged with DUI or DWAI in Colorado may be required to pay fines, complete Useful Public Service hours, serve jail-time, and may be placed on probation. This is why it is important for any individual arrested for DUI in Colorado to be familiar with their legal rights and seek help from an experienced Colorado DUI lawyer.
The knowledgeable Colorado Springs DUI attorneys at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. have a thorough understanding of Colorado DUI laws and a successful track record of protecting the legal rights of their clients. If you have been arrested for DUI in Colorado, contact our office for a consultation today at 719-475-2555.