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Your Guide to Understanding 3 Different Types of DMV Hearings :: The Orr Law Firm, Denver

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If you are charged with a DUI or DWI offense in Colorado, the DMV may suspend your driving privileges. When your license has been suspended, you do have the right to a fair hearing. From the time of your arrest, you have one week to request a DMV hearing before your license is revoked, and once you are informed of the suspension of your driving privileges, you have 10 days to request a hearing. While you need to personally appear at your hearing, you can also appoint a DUI attorney to represent you.

In Colorado, there are three types of DMV hearings:

  1. Express Consent Hearings: This hearing determines if you drove with an elevated blood alcohol content of .08 or higher and whether you declined to complete a blood or breath test during an arrest. The verdict of these hearings is based on whether or not a large amount of evidence exists against you. Having a qualified DUI attorney present at your hearing is very important and can help defend you from severe penalties.
  2. Point Suspension Hearings: In Colorado, your license will be suspended if you accumulate too many points against your driving record. These points are given out for various offenses, ranging from common traffic tickets to DUI or DWI convictions. A skilled drunk driving lawyer can challenge the DMV's records in order the reduce points placed on your record.
  3. Provisional Driver's License Hearings: These hearings determine if you may receive a limited-use driver's license, usually for the purposes of performing your job. In Colorado, these hearings are no longer granted for drunk driving cases.

What you do in the first seven (7) days after your DUI arrest is critical in protecting your rights and your privilege to drive.

To take advantage of the best DUI defense team in Denver and Colorado, call The Orr Law Firm LLC. We focus exclusively on DUI defense cases and believe in offering high-quality representation to every client. Call us today at (720) 279-9588.


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