Legal Representation for Matters Affecting Your Driver’s License
When someone faces the consequences of multiple traffic offenses or a DUI arrest, one of the most frequent questions they ask is “Will I lose my license?” This question can be difficult to answer and answers vary in many ways. At the McAdams Law Offices, LLC, in Greeley, our attorney strives to help you accurately plan a strategy for success and achieve the best possible results in Colorado administrative proceedings, including license suspension matters.
In Colorado, you may lose your driver’s license for numerous reasons:
- Point accumulation due to revocation, suspension or denial
- Multiple DUIs or DUAIs
- Violation of expressed consent by driving with .08 BAC or higher as an adult and .02 BAC or higher if under 21
- Driving under revocation, suspension or denial
- Failure to pay child support
- Failure to keep adequate insurance on your vehicle
- Leaving the scene of an accident
DUI and Your Driver’s License Suspension
When you have been charged with drunk driving or driving while your abilities are impaired (DWAI), your ability to get to and from work may be severely limited because your license may be suspended or revoked for a significant period of time. The best results are achieved by working with an attorney who understands the law, who knows how DUI/DWAI cases are prosecuted and who will ensure that your rights are protected.
If you have been charged with DUIs or DUAIs in Colorado, you have only seven days from the date of arrest to request a hearing with the DMV. If you fail to do so, your license suspension happens automatically. If you do request a hearing, however, the Colorado Department of Revenue (which includes the Colorado DMV) requires a hearing within 60 days and that your driver’s license must remain in good standing until the outcome of your criminal matter is determined by Colorado state courts.
These probationary licenses are often issued when you lose at the DMV administrative hearing and your license is suspended. To determine whether a probationary (red) license should be issued, the DMV considers several things. These include the seriousness of the violations, availability of other forms of transportation, whether your employment is based on your ability to drive, your need to take children to and from school and whether someone is dependent on you for transportation to medical care.
If the hearing officer allows a probationary license and then sets driving limitations that you violate, your driving privileges will be instantly revoked.
One of the most effective ways to save your driver’s license is to speak with an experienced lawyer regarding driver’s license suspension. Contact the McAdams Law Office, LLC, by calling 970-573-7765 or by completing our online contact form.