If You Want To Stay On The Road, You Need An Attorney

Driving is a privilege, not a right, and if the state of Colorado designates you a persistent drunk driver (PDD), you stand to lose your privilege to drive. At Hernandez & Associates, P.C., our criminal defense attorneys can help you prepare to fight a persistent drunk driver designation. Our team serves clients in Denver and Colorado who need representation in complex criminal law matters. We can help fight for your future.

What Is The Persistent Drunk Driver Designation?

Colorado has created a separate designation for certain people accused of DUI called persistent drunk driver (PDD). If the Colorado DMV designates you as a PDD it may be more difficult to get your driver’s license back. Colorado Revised Statute 42-1-102 states that you may be declared a PDD if any of these conditions apply:

  1. You have been convicted of or had your driver’s license revoked for two or more alcohol-related driving violations (DUI or DWAI).
  2. You get caught driving under an alcohol-related restraint (DUR-ALC).
  3. You have a DUI with a BAC greater than .15 within two hours of driving.

The most reliable way to avoid this designation is to have the defense of a drunk driving lawyer.

How Will Being Designated As A Persistent Drunk Driver Affect Me?

There are several ramifications that you will face if the state labels you a PDD. These include:

  • Installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle for a minimum of two years
  • Mandatory alcohol treatment
  • Maintain an SR22 for two to three years

You may receive the label of PDD even if you are on a first offense. If you refuse a blood alcohol content (BAC) test or you test higher than .150, the DMV has the right to designate you a persistent drunk driver.

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