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Colorado DMV Rights


Fight to save your license! If you drive after losing your license, you may have to pay a $10,000.00 bond to get out of jail. You also will face a minimum 30 days in jail as a sentence.

If you are here on a visa, you could be deported, if you drive without a license.


What can I do to save my license?


  1. First and foremost, hire an experienced attorney. There are many factors to consider.
  2. Request a hearing and request the officer's presence. It will give you a preview of a trial, a rarity in criminal cases. The officer who signed the affidavit and notice of hearing must show up and justify the revocation. Other officers may be subpoenaed. If you surrender a valid license, you may drive until your hearing.
  3. Retest the sample if you chose blood. Testing errors may save your license.
  4. Investigate the adequacy of the stop. The officer must have had a reasonable suspicion that a crime or traffic infraction was being committed.
  5. Investigate the adequacy of the arrest and request for a test. The officer must have developed a reasonable belief that you were impaired by alcohol.
  6. Check the times of events. Officers must perform the tests within certain guidelines.
  7. Check the labeling of the sample. It must be identified as being yours.
  8. Attend the motor vehicle hearing. Listen for fabrications and other errors.
  9. If you took a test and if it is a first offense and if you were .08 or higher and you had a valid license, you are qualified for an interlock license after 30 days.
  10. If your BAC is 0.15 or you refused to test, you may be required to use an interlock for two years.
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