The Law On Driving Under Revocation

The laws on traffic offenses in Colorado can be complex and the consequences are often serious. At McAdams Law Office in Greeley, our attorneys understand the intricacies and can help you understand what you are up against. With more than 16 years of experience, we have the knowledge and skills necessary to help you if you've been charged with driving on a revoked license.

Colorado law recognizes five different levels of driving under revocation (DUR):

  • Aggravated driving after revocation prohibited (Agg. DARP): When accused of aggravated DARP, the defendant has been arrested for allegedly operating a motor vehicle during a period that his or her Colorado driving privileges have been revoked or denied. People convicted of aggravated DARP may face up to three years in a Colorado prison for this felony.
  • Driving after revocation prohibited (DARP): DARP is often charged when someone is accused of driving as a habitual traffic offender. It is punishable with county jail time in most circumstances and a one year suspension of your driver's license.
  • Driving under restraint when the charges involve alcohol (DUR-Alc): This is often charged when a person is accused of driving after Colorado driving privileges were suspended, revoked or denied due to a conviction for an alcohol-related offense. It may also be charged when you refuse a chemical test and are subsequently arrested on a charge of driving under restraint by suspension, revocation or denial of your driver's license. It is punishable with county jail time in most circumstances and a one year suspension of your driver's license.
  • Driving under restraint when the charges do not involve alcohol (DUR): Driving under restraint is charged when your Colorado driving privileges are suspended, revoked or denied as a result of conviction of non-alcohol related offenses, and you have been arrested on a charge of driving under restraint. It is punishable with county jail time in most circumstances and a one year suspension of your driver's license.
  • Driving under restraint in violation of the Financial Responsibility Act (DUR-Fra.) suspension: Driving offenses may be charged under the Financial Responsibility Act when a driver fails to provide proper insurance information after an accident. It is punishable with county jail time in most circumstances and a one year suspension of your driver's license.

If you've been charged with driving under revocation, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Call us at 970-573-7765 or email us to schedule a free initial consultation.