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What a DUI charge in Colorado means for your driving privileges

On Behalf of | Jul 31, 2020 | Dui/dwai |

After your arrest for DUI in Colorado, you may feel uncertain about where your driving privileges stand. Your understanding of what may happen, as well as the consequences you may face, can help you to confidently prepare for the road ahead. 

Whether or not the courts decided to revoke your driving privileges depends heavily on the circumstances surrounding your charge. Your driving history and any other infractions on your record may also influence the outcome of your situation. 

Getting your license back

According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles, even with no prior record of DUI, one incident may affect your driving privileges. The sooner you request a hearing with the Department of Revenue, the better as you only have limited time to make this request. Indefinite revocation of your license may occur if too much time lapses. 

Depending on the details of your DUI charge, the process of your license reinstatement could look different. Some of the things you may face include the following: 

  • Participation in a court-approved treatment program 
  • Jail time 
  • Installation of an interlock device in your vehicle 
  • Fines or restitution 
  • Application of SR-22 insurance 
  • Reinstatement fees 

Moving past your DUI

Once you know what your requirements are for getting your driving privileges back, you can begin working toward accomplishing those objectives. Make sure you know any specific instructions including who to notify of your progress. Your DUI charge does not have to dictate the quality or outcome of your life. 

If you would like to learn more about overcoming a DUI charge, please visit our webpage. 

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