Understanding License Suspension And Early Reinstatement
If you’ve lost your license for any reason, it can make life difficult. On top of the inconvenience, there is also the confusion about how and when you can get your license reinstated. In Colorado, there are different rules about early reinstatement depending on why your license was initially suspended.
At McAdams Law Office in Greeley, our founding attorney has over 16 years experience navigating the complicated legal system. Our attorneys will use their insight and experience to help guide you through the process and explain your options so that you can move forward.
License Suspension, Early Reinstatement Options For DUI
If your license was suspended for a DUI-related reason, you have options. With the appropriate measures, your license may be eligible for reinstatement within 30-60 days instead of nine months. Depending on your blood alcohol content and whether it was a first offense, the requirements vary. Some of the requirements for early reinstatement include:
- Install an ignition interlock device on all of your vehicles
- Complete an alcohol certification form
- Enroll in an alcohol education course
- Pay fines and fees
While the options and costs may vary, an experienced attorney can help you through the process of reinstatement.
License Suspension, Early Reinstatement Options For Non-Alcohol-Related Offenses
If your license has been suspended for reasons other than DUI offenses, such as speeding tickets or child support, you get what is called a “red license.” This is a discretionary license that allows you limited driving privileges, and may allows you to drive to and from work or school. These suspensions are generally for one year.
When you work with an attorney who is experienced with DMV hearings and other traffic offenses, you may have a much greater chance of reducing the suspension from one year to six months when your attorney arranges the proper hearings. That is why it’s important to work with lawyers who truly understand the processes and procedures so they can most effectively represent you.