If you get behind the wheel when you have your driver's license revoked or suspended, you're risking harsher penalties for taking that risk. There could be situations where you feel you have no choice, and those might be good for building a defense.
It may be that you forgot your license at home, had an emergency and had to get somewhere despite not having a license or that you simply wanted to travel even though your license had been taken away, but if you've been accused of driving without a license, your reputation is already on the line.
In your view, the worst-case scenario has just come to pass.
"It’s bad enough when your identity is stolen," a Denver TV station report begins. But how much worse is it when the person is arrested for DUI while using your name? And how much worse is all of that when the person allegedly responsible is your own mother?
Our world is increasingly filled with acronymns, abbreviations, jargon and buzzwords. Somewhere in those blizzards of letters and numbers, you can find SR-22. Some people think it's a form of insurance required of drivers who commit a DUI, while others might recognize the letter-number combination but are not sure from where it came.
The causes for suspension of a Colorado driver’s license can include everything from street racing to attempting to elude a police officer to leaving the scene of an accident. Of course, suspensions can also be handed down because a person is convicted of driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, as well as driving while ability is impaired by alcohol (DWAI), among other infractions.
These days, fans of the Denver Broncos are probably most focused on the team's ongoing playoff bout. Although the Broncos have had a successful season on the field, one player temporarily ran into difficulty off the field. Ronnie Hillman, a backup running back, was cited by a police officer for a misdemeanor traffic violation.
A person's driver's license can be suspended for a number of reasons, some of which are not related to traffic violations. A parent in Denver, for instance, that is not making child support payments may have his or her license suspended until he or she is caught up in support payments. It is, however, more common to have a license suspension levied because of driving-related offenses. There are some serious consequences a person can face when charged with driving while license suspended.