Colorado DMV Services
9 Times You Better Request A DMV Hearing
If you're facing the possibility of having your license suspended or revoked (or if it's already been suspended or revoked), or you've been arrested for DUI and might lose your license if you're convicted, then you need to know how Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) hearings can have a major bearing on your problem.
You may not know this, but there are at least 9 situations which can cause you to be faced with a DMV hearing(s). It is possible, actually, for you to be involved in several different DMV hearings. Whether or not you're also faced with going through the criminal justice system, your DMV hearing is crucial.
Why is it so important to request this hearing?
Simply because if you don't your license could be suspended or revoked, and you could be arrested and possibly sent to jail for driving without a valid license. And the only way to avoid these results is to request a hearing within the time limit given you.
If this sounds serious, you're right, it is. I believe that this is why it is wrong for you to try to go through the hearing process by yourself. You see, these hearings are technical in nature and only look at limited issues. As a result, you'll probably find that doing it yourself was not a wise decision.
By calling my office, you'll get an attorney having many years of experience representing people just like you at motor vehicle hearings. This means that we know the ins and outs of this process, what points must be made to save your license, and when to bring up the relevant issues and defenses.
Let's start by going through these different types of hearings one by one.
If you drove in the state of Colorado while you alcohol level was above .1 or you refused to take a chemical test upon request by an officer, you will face a total revocation of all driving privileges. You do have a right to a hearing before this revocation takes effect, but you must act quickly to preserve your rights.
If you exceed the number of points allowable for your license, you right to drive may be suspended up to 12 months. You have a right to a hearing on whether your license should be suspended and for how long.
If your license is suspended, you may qualify for a probationary license for necessary driving.
If your right to drive has been taken away by any other state, you may qualify for a Colorado driver license, if Colorado's law is more lenient.
If you have three habitual offenses in seven years, your right to drive will be revoked for five years. You are entitled to a hearing as to the accuracy of the record.
In addition to the hearings I just covered, there are other times when you'll more than likely need a lawyer's help for issues I call Driver's Services.
Here's a brief rundown on these.
We will obtain and review record and explain where you stand with regard to Colorado law.
Once your suspension or revocation of driving privlege is over, you must reinstate before you drive. If you fail to do so, you face serious penalties. We can assist you with the reinstatement process.
If you have been revoked for more than one year in part for an alcohol offense, you may be able to qualify for a license if you equip your car with an interlock. We can advise you what to do.
If you must complete classes as part of your reinstatement, you may qualify for a license as long as you are enrolled. Contact this office for assistance.
Colorado Point SystemIf you exceed the allowable points for your license, your license will be suspended. You may qualify for a probationary license.
In summary, through these hearings I protect your interests through my training and experience, I make sure that you're being treated fairly, and I make sure that you don't get your license revoked or suspended when it shouldn't be.
One last thing. It's important.
If you've been arrested for DUI in Colorado, it's also critical that your request your DMV hearing within 7 days of your arrest.
You see, these DMV hearings provide me with the chance to question the police officer under oath. The hearings provide us with the chance to get his/her testimony soon after your arrest--to freeze it--so he/she cannot change it or claim in court that he/she can't remember what happened. And believe me, this sort of thing happens all the time.
Further, it gives me the chance in the least expensive way to evaluate your case, thus giving you a good idea on your odds of success at a trial or a motion to suppress evidence. For more information about saving your license and freedom if you've been arrested for DUI, click on the link below, titled COLORADO DUI FRONT PAGE.
So call me today at 761-6067 for your free phone consultation. You'll learn how I can help you keep your license.