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This will depend on the specific charge you are facing and whether you are a first-time or a repeat offender. The minimum time you can expect to lose your license for a first-time offense is nine months. You’ll lose your license for a year for a second violation and for two years for a third or subsequent violation. You will also receive 12 points on your driving record.
When you drive in Colorado, you have essentially given consent to take a blood test or breathalyzer test if you are pulled over for driving under the influence. If you refuse to take these tests, you will automatically lose your driver’s license. You will lose it for a year for the first violation, two years for the second violation, and three years for a third or subsequent violation.
If you get pulled over while you are operating a commercial vehicle, the ramifications are even more serious: You’ll lose your license for a year for the first offense (or three years if your truck contains hazardous materials). If you get a second DUI or if you refuse a chemical test, you’ll lose your commercial license forever.
You can find out the specific process for reinstating your license at the Colorado Department of Revenue website. Give us a call if you have more questions.
If you have made a mistake and have been charged with a crime that has resulted in revocation of your driver’s license, it doesn’t have to ruin your life. Do not try to navigate this complex legal process by yourself. Regardless of how serious the charges, our experienced staff will help you prepare the best defense for your case. Everyone deserves fair and reliable representation from an expert such as those at the Law Office of John L. Buckley, PC. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.