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Lingering effects of a DUI conviction

If you have been convicted of a DUI in Denver or elsewhere in Colorado, you may have already realized that prior convictions can have lingering effects.  From interlock devices in your car to background checks to increased insurance costs, even a first DUI conviction while not ending your life, can certainly have an impact.

One real example of this has been in the news a lot in the last few days in Denver.  Matt Prater, the place kicker for the Denver Broncos, has just received a 4 game suspension for the 2014 season.  To be clear, he did not pick up a new DUI charge.  He had two prior DUI convictions and, as a term of the NFL substance abuse policy, was forbidden from consuming alcohol at all for the duration of his probation with the league.  He apparently had a few beers at his home and this violated his agreement.  The resulting suspension will result in over $700,000 in lost wages.