|About the Book|
The day after being handcuffed and arrested for a DUI this past fall in Colorado I spent many hours online and talking to friends and family, trying to figure out exactly how much trouble I had gotten myself into. Like I imagine you were the dayMoreThe day after being handcuffed and arrested for a DUI this past fall in Colorado I spent many hours online and talking to friends and family, trying to figure out exactly how much trouble I had gotten myself into. Like I imagine you were the day after your arrest, I was incredibly worried, annoyed, and bummed out that it had even happened. I wanted to know exactly how I was going to successfully navigate the difficult and lengthy steps that lay ahead. Unfortunately, what I primarily found online were DUI attorneys unnecessarily trying to scare and sell me into hiring them for $2,000, government websites that gave me way too much information that didnt directly relate to my situation (as a first time offender), and blogs that offered up frequently inaccurate and incomplete information. At the end of the day, I pretty much had no idea what I would have to do to become square with the law again, hopefully as soon as possible. Finally, deciding not to hire a DUI attorney, I represented myself. I eventually had the charges reduced from a DUI to a DWAI, my total costs were a third of what I initially thought they would be (people often quote $10,000), and I kept detailed notes of the nearly year-long process. It is that experience that you will find in this easy-to-read guide on how to successfully navigate a DUI in Colorado (and very possibly in other states as well), told from my direct experience. There is also a chapter of my somewhat lengthy and personal partying and driving history that puts my DUI into its proper context, and possibly partially reflects your story as well. It is a great opportunity for you to personally reflect on the poor decisions that led up to you being pulled over that day, and how to become a much more responsible social person in the future. If this is your first DUI, and your case is simple and straight forward -- that you went out partying one night, drank too much, drove home, no accidents were involved, and you got pulled over and arrested, then this guide will significantly help you keep your overall costs low. It will also give you peace of mind in very closely knowing what lies ahead. You are now in a much larger community than you may at first realize.