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.
We will obtain and review record and explain where you stand with regard to Colorado law.
Once your suspension or revocation of driving privilege 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, 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.