The Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) of the Department of Revenue in Colorado is entrusted with enforcing the suspension of driver’s license in the state. It can significantly affect everyday life. Not only will it prevent you from driving legally, you may also be slapped with a higher car insurance premium and loss of income.
In Denver, CO, a driver’s license may be suspended (where driving privileges can be taken away for a definite period of time) or revoked (losing driving privileges for an indefinite period) for a number of reasons. They can include, but are not restricted to:
- Excess points on the driving record
- Testing greater than 0.08 blood/breath alcohol
- Conviction of driving under the influence
- Conviction related to violation of traffic
- Multiple DUI convictions
- Refusing the DUI tests
- Failure of paying the traffic ticket
- Failure of paying child-support as ordered by the court
If a driver gets pulled over by a police officer and the alcohol content in the driver’s blood tests is over the legal limit, the driver’s license can be revoked by DMV notwithstanding a conviction by a criminal court. The same may be the consequence if the driver refuses the police to test the alcohol content in his or her blood. After the license has been revoked, you have a span of seven days after the revocation to request hearing at the driver’s license office.
Suspensions as per Colorado point system
Traffic violation convictions will add points on your driving record. Points assigned are based on the violation. If there are excess points, during a particular amount of time, it may lead to suspension of driver’s license.
21 years or older
- 12 points earned in 12 months
- 18 points earned in 24 months
18 years to 20 years
- 9 points earned in 12 months
- 12 points earned in 24 months
- 14 points earned irrespective of time
Below 18 years of age
- 6 points earned in 12 months
- 7 points earned independent of time
In case the driving license gets suspended for points, the driver will be given the opportunity to apply for a probationary drivers license after having an administrative hearing. A probationary drivers license is not automatic. Speak to an experienced attorney like Richard B. Huttner today!