Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) can result in serious car accidents. It can also result in a run-in with Colorado’s DUI laws, which make drinking and driving illegal in most situations and which come with serious penalties for an arrest, charge, and/or conviction. Many people see one brush with the law as a wake-up call: they need to do something about their relationship with alcohol before even more serious consequences – such as their own death or the death of someone else – result.
Alcohol addiction treatment can be very effective in protecting the lives and health both of those who drink and of others on the road, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). It can also help a driver avoid being pulled over, arrested for, charged with, or convicted of DUI, and thus avoid the potential Colorado DUI penalties, such as jail time, heavy fines, and other personal and professional costs related to a DUI arrest or conviction.
According to NCADD, two in three DUI convictions are given to people who have already been convicted of at least one drunk-driving-related offense. Often, people who face DUI charges have already suffered injury due to their drinking – either a drinking-related medical condition, such as liver cirrhosis, or a non-car-related accident, like a fall. The NCADD notes that with alcohol addiction treatment, a person’s risk of facing a DUI or a second DUI is cut in half or even lower. Getting into treatment and sticking with it can be the first step toward a life free of future DUI convictions.
At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., our dedicated Colorado Springs DUI defense attorneys can help you with every stage of a DUI, from overturning a license suspension to fighting for the best possible outcome in court. Call us today at (719) 475-2555 for a free, confidential consultation.