When a person has been arrested for driving under the influence, he or she may be overwhelmed by the changes that will be taking place. This can be one of the first times they have ever had any legal trouble, and knowing what to expect can help reduce some of their worries.
One of the potential issues that often arises after a DUI concerns a person’s driving privileges. Many people heavily rely upon their vehicles every single day, and if they lose their license, things will become that much more difficult. If their employers require them to have licenses, a conviction could even jeopardize their employment status.
After a license is suspended, there are several steps that a person must complete before the license will be reinstated. Failing to comply with the requirements established by the court could mean a delay in being able to drive again.
Unfortunately, many people may decide to drive before getting their license back. Driving while a driver’s license is suspended or revoked is a crime in Colorado that has very serious consequences.
If convicted of driving without a license, motorists can see their suspension times increased. An automatic one-year suspension will be handed down, and there will be mandatory jail time. If the offender has multiple DUI convictions or other traffic violations, these penalties may increase substantially.
There may be options available for those who are facing these charges. The facts of each situation will influence the penalties that are handed down, but it is important to understand the information that will need to be presented.
Source: Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles “Revocation, Suspension, Denial and Cancellation Definitions”