U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 02-21-2010, 03:17 PM
 
1,742 posts, read 2,619,062 times
Reputation: 1923

Advertisements

What is the average cost of a first affence DUI in CO?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-21-2010, 03:25 PM
Status: "October is the eighth month" (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
10,677 posts, read 28,491,129 times
Reputation: 6842
I think it depends on the county. The Denver post did a story on it not too long ago.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-21-2010, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
2,221 posts, read 4,651,785 times
Reputation: 1682
It depends on a lot of things...where you are, the circumstances of the offense, if you retain an attorney, the mood of the sentencing judge, and your previous driving record, among others.

Direct costs (fines, alcohol evaluation, classes, re-licensing, court costs, legal fees, installation of BA interlock on car etc) could be anywhere from $2500-5000 and up. If there are aggravating circumstances, or the DA in that jurisdiction is getting tough as part of a campaign, or you got wise with the arresting cop...could be much worse.

Indirect costs (alternative transportation during 6-12 months without a license, insurance premium increases, loss of employment or impact to employment such as adverse decisions on promotions, or inability to move to other jobs due to employability issues associated with DUI) are typically $5K or more. If you were already on thin ice with an insurer due to other problems, just the premium hit alone could top $7,500.

A good rule of thumb--$10,000 without material complications.

Hmmmm...how many cab rides home does that buy???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-21-2010, 03:45 PM
 
3,460 posts, read 4,790,435 times
Reputation: 6677
A quick google search turned up estimates from $8866 to $10K.

Colorado DUI Law | DUIAnswer.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top