Protecting Your License In DUI-Related DMV Hearings
After a DUI arrest, the accused will have an uphill battle on two fronts — with the criminal justice system in the court and with the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for their current and future driving privileges. While legal cases in court can take weeks or even months to come to trial and ultimately resolve, Denver DMV hearings for DUI have a significantly faster pace; specifically, those accused of DUI will have to petition the DMV within seven days of their arrest to request a hearing during which they can argue to retain their driver’s license.
Given the complex nature of both the court system and the Denver DMV hearing process, it is critical that those who have been arrested for DUI work with the skilled Denver DUI defense lawyers at Flesch & Beck Law. We have years of experience successfully handling DUI matters, and our Denver DMV hearing attorneys know how to present strong, cogent arguments to DMV administrators. We can quickly act on your behalf to ensure that:
- All necessary deadlines are met, as the Colorado DMV has strict rules for when certain steps need to be taken.
- All paperwork and documentation is appropriately completed and properly submitted.
- All other essential steps are completed so that you have the best chances of retaining your driving privileges.
Denver DMV Hearings For DUI And License Suspension
Failing to request a DMV hearing within seven days of a DUI arrest will result in an automatic driver’s license suspension, the term of which will depend on:
- Whether an individual has had prior DUI convictions
- If prior DUI convictions exist, the length of time since the previous convictions will also be a factor (Namely, if a second DUI arrest occurs within five years of a previous conviction an automatic five-year license revocation will be invoked.)
While the exact term of a license suspension for first-time DUI offenders will depend on whether anyone else was hurt as a result of the incident, in general, these suspensions can last from 30 days to up to one year. After the license suspension period has expired, the individual will need to show proof of insurance and pay some fees in order to get the license reinstated. With your driving privileges on the line — as well as possibly your job — working with a Denver DUI attorney is critical to the outcome of your case.
We strongly encourage you to learn more about your legal rights by attending a FREE, no-obligations initial consultation with one of our skilled legal professionals. Contact us today by emailing us or calling 720-689-0322, and receive professional legal advice regarding the best manner in which to resolve your case.