Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

DWAI vs DUI Colorado

In Colorado, there are three different offenses associated with driving while impaired:

    Driving under the influence (DUI)Driving while ability impaired (DWAI)DUI per se

Since all three of these are typically misdemeanor offenses, they do not always result in jail time or significant fines. However, depending on the number of DUIs you have been charged with in the past, a DUI or a DWAI could result in a suspension of your license, and will certainly go on your record. 

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