Having the proper understanding of the criminal justice system, and the appropriate tools, can be important to defend against criminal charges.
A proposed law that would make repeated drunk driving convictions a felony in Colorado advanced in the Colorado House recently. Currently, regardless of the number of offenses, a DUI is a misdemeanor under Colorado state law. Under the new proposed law, a driver convicted of three DUIs over seven years, or four over a lifetime, will receive a Class 4 felony. A Class 4 felony carries a potential prison sentence of two to six years. Some issues, including possible penalties and funding, are still being addressed, according to lawmakers.