Avoid a Drivers License Suspension After a DUI within the Colorado Springs
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For most people, the ability to drive plays an important role in their everyday life. They use their car to go to work, school, the store, recreational activities, and elsewhere. If you are been charged with a DUI within the Colorado Springs, you can lose your ability to drive and your ability to conveniently do the things that you need to do every day. We can help. However, you must act as soon as possible as the DMV has stringent deadlines.
DMV Points in Colorado Springs
Having points on your Colorado license can be daunting and it is often confusing as to what the laws are as well as what steps you can take to protect your driving privileges. Depending on the circumstances, an accumulation of points on your driver’s license can lead to license suspension.
How Do Points Add Up?
The Colorado Department of Revenue Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminded through the court each and every time someone is convicted for a traffic violation. A traffic violation usually seems minor, but no one should ever underestimate them and it is important to fulfill the requirements and instructions on a ticket. A “conviction” for a traffic violation takes place when a motorist pleads guilty to a charge, pays a ticket, or accepts a plea bargain. If a motorist does not appear in court when they are supposed to, depending on the type of ticket, that driver will be considered convicted of the violation.
Below are point accumulations that may cause license suspension:
Adult Drivers (twenty one-years-old and older)
Twelve points in any twelve following months
Eighteen points in any twenty-four following months
Minor Driver (eighteen-years-old through twenty-years-old)
Nine points in any twelve following months
Twelve points in any twenty-four following months
Fourteen or more points between the ages of eighteen-twenty one
Driver Under the Age of eighteen
Six points in twelve following months
Seven points prior to turning eighteen
DMV Point Hearing
Points on your license should not be taken lightly. If your driver’s license is suspended due to excessive points, you will receive notice in the mail of a hearing. If you fail to appear at the hearing, you will not be allowed to drive for an entire year.
Reinstatement of Driving Privileges in Colorado Springs
If your driver’s license is suspended based on an accumulation of DMV points on your license, a date in which you can drive again will be provided at a hearing or in a letter. A person is required to follow the reinstatement process before driving again, which includes submitting a complete Application for Reinstatement (DR-2870) and paying a $95 fee. An individual is considered to be driving under suspension if he or she does not follow the proper procedures.
As per 42-2-127 Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.), DMV points are as follows:
- Leaving location of accident – twelve points
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs – twelve points
- Driving while ability is impaired by alcohol – eight points
- Speed contests – twelve points
- Eluding or attempting to elude a police officer – twelve points
- Reckless driving – eight points
- Careless driving – four points
- Failure to yield right-of-way – three points
- Speeding over posted limit five–nine m.p.h. – one point
- Speeding over posted limit ten–nineteen m.p.h. – four points
- Speeding over posted limit twenty–thirty nine m.p.h. – six points
- Speeding over posted limit forty–or more m.p.h. – twelve points
- Failure to stop for a school bus – six points
- Driving on wrong side of road – four points
- Failure to maintain or show proof of insurance – four points
- Improper passing – four points
- Failure to observe traffic sign or signal – four points
- Improper turn – three points
- Driving through safety zone – three points
- Driving in wrong lane or direction on one-way street – three points
- Failure to signal or improper signal – two points
- Failure to yield to emergency vehicle – four points
- Improper backing – two points
- Failure to dim or turn on lights – two points
- Operating an unsafe vehicle – two points
Driver’s License Reinstatement in Colorado Springs
Has your driver’s license been suspended or revoked due to a DUI conviction? Defenses may exist that could allow you to get it back. Under driver’s license suspension or revocation, you have to face the stress of looking for alternate means of transportation, whether that means burdening another driver in your household to take you places or taking the bus. It is not convenient.
We will look for defenses to the revocation and suspension of your driver’s license. This process begins with investigation. We look for alternatives to challenge the primary revocation or suspension and hearing. Carefully, our mission is to scour your case, finding any chance to achieve driver’s license reinstatement.
While we may not always be able to achieve full driver’s license reinstatement, we can help you look at other options, including driving permits that may allow you limited driving privileges so you can drive yourself to and from work or school. We try to find more options to reduce the length of your suspension or revocation.
Protect Your Driving Record in Colorado Springs
You can feel like you are against something that is impossible, you have your own legal rights and alternatives to protect your rights and driving privileges. With many years of experience in dealing many types of traffic violations and criminal offenses, our attorneys have the skills to help you obtain a successful case outcome. Contact our Colorado Springs DUI drivers license suspension lawyers at today to find out more.