A DUI charge, license restrictions and potential reinstatement

On Behalf of | Aug 3, 2021 | DUI |

One of the most difficult consequences of a DUI conviction for most people is the suspension of driving privileges.

In response to a DUI, the Colorado DMV will place certain restrictions on your driver’s license. What steps can you take to gain reinstatement?

About your BAC level

The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles will use your blood alcohol content level or BAC to determine the next steps concerning reinstatement of your driver’s license. For example, if your BAC is higher than .08%, the state considers you incapable of driving your vehicle. If your BAC exceeds .15%, the Colorado DMV considers you a Persistent Drunk Driver. In such cases, the DMV will impose restrictions with which you must comply.

The IID for your car

The DMV may require you to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle. Basically, you blow into the mouthpiece of this small testing device. If the test shows there is no alcohol present in your system, the car will start.

Level II Education

The DMV may also require you to attend a DUI class that focuses on problems concerning the use of alcohol and drugs. The class meets for two hours once a week for 12 weeks.

Challenge the charge

When you take a blood or breath test, remember that it is up to the prosecution to prove that your test result was valid. Machines can break down. The calibration could be off. They can produce flawed results. Other legitimate reasons for you to fail testing could exist, so do not take the results for granted. Challenge the charge and you may avoid the DMV restrictions. You have every right to expect the best outcome for your case, including the reinstatement of your driving privileges.