Effective January 1, 2009, Colorado law has changed concerning license revocations. The law change affects those facing a license revocation action as a result of a DUI allegation. A person should consult an experienced Colorado Springs DUI attorney to receive advice concerning their particular case.
The following is a very basic overview of the new changes.
For a first time offender (over the age of 21) who has submitted to a chemical test that resulted in a BAC of .08 or greater the revocation period has increased from three months to nine months. This applies to cases which occurred on or after January 1, 2009. A person receiving the nine month revocation may request early reinstatement after one month if they install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle. An ignition interlock device is an alcohol sensor. You must blow into the ignition interlock in order to operate your vehicle. If it sense alcohol, the vehicle will not be operable.
If the person who has installed the ignition interlock has four consecutive months of no alcohol detected, they may be eligible to have the ignition interlock devise removed. There are additional changes to the law which can be discussed with an experienced DUI attorney in Colorado.
The DMV has time limitations for a person to request a DMV hearing. There may be as little as seven days before a person is subject to revocation. A person should contact a DUI defense lawyer in Colorado Springs as soon as possible to receive legal advice concerning their specific case.
Each person’s case is different and the DMV laws are subject to constant change and revision. Contact the Bussey Law Firm, P.C. to review your case and defend your driving privilege. Representation by DUI lawyer Timothy Bussey, can help prevent a license revocation.