A DUI conviction can result in a slew of fines and other DUI penalties, one of which includes a mandatory probation sentence that comes with its own series of strict rules. These may include restrictions against using alcohol, submitting to random drug tests and not committing new crimes.
The length of a probationary period will depend on whether the person has a record of prior DUI convictions. However, if a person is suspected of violating the terms of probation, he or she can face serious consequences, including jail time and additional criminal charges.
Denver DUI Probation Violation Hearings
In the event you are accused of a DUI probation violation, the district attorney will likely file a motion to revoke probation (MRP), and a hearing in which a judge will determine whether or not a violation has occurred will take place. During this hearing, the prosecutor only has to prove that it is likely that you violated the terms of your probation, rather than proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the violation has been committed. This means that, by simply proving you were in a bar or were associated with people who committed crimes, you can be convicted of a probation violation.
In Denver, DUI probation violation convictions can result in up to one year of jail time. Due to the severity of DUI probation violation accusations, it is crucial that those facing these charges consult with our legal team to formulate a defense. We want you to know:
- We thoroughly comprehend that sometimes these accusations arise due to misinterpretations of the facts or false witness testimony.
- We believe that the accused are innocent until proven guilty.
- We are fully committed to helping our clients mount the strongest possible defense against such allegations.