Felony DUI/Aggravated Driving With a Revoked License
Many states outside of Colorado will charge a driver who has been convicted of prior DUI offenses with a Felony simply by calculating the number of prior alcohol-related traffic convictions that a person has.
For example, in New Mexico, a fourth (4th) alcohol-related offense is a Felony.
Colorado, on the other hand, will not charge a driver with a Felony regardless of the number of prior convictions the driver has. If a driver has ten (10) prior alcohol-related traffic convictions, the driver will still be charged with a misdemeanor.
However, Colorado does have a Felony DUI offense that arises in a situation where a driver is a Habitual Traffic Offender and gets stopped for DUI, DUI per se, or DWAI. This particular charge is called Aggravated Driving With a Revoked License and is a Class 6 Felony.
A person can also be charged with Aggravated Driving With a Revoked License if he/she is a Habitual Traffic Offender and is charged with Reckless Driving, Eluding or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, or various Hit-and-Run charges.
If you have been charged with Felony DUI/Aggravated Driving With a Revoked License, call Attorney Monte Robbins right away to get a confidential no-cost case evaluation at 303-355-5148, 970-301-5541, or 1-888-DUI-COLO.