Denver, CO asked in DUI / DWI for Colorado

Q: I was charged with a DUI that included a minor accident no injuries involved in March 2018. It was a first offense and t

There are no priors. I had the book thrown at me 85 hours community service Interlock system 2 years, 24 hours at education glasses, 52 hours therapy classes, MADD panel, random uas etc etc all because I refused the chemical test at the time of arrest. It seems like a violation of my personal rights that my probation states no alcohol at all. Does this mean I am not even allowed to have a drink in my own home? the interlock on my car will ensure that I cannot drive after drinking but how is it legal that someone can tell me what to do in the privacy of my own home and how can I be considered a persistent drunk driver with no priors based on a refusal?

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Mr.  H. Michael Steinberg
Mr. H. Michael Steinberg
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A: Unfortunately it is not only legal it is very commonly the case. You cannot drink alcohol anywhere. When you accept probation - you accept the conditions of probation. In a DUI case it is within the Judge's discretion to order everything in your post. I wish it were different. Good Luck.

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