Longmont Driving Under Restraint Attorneys
A conviction for driving under restraint can result in serious penalties,
including jail time, fines, and being prevented from getting a driver's
license in the future. Driving under restraint means that a driver drove
a motor vehicle on a Colorado highway knowing that his or her license
or privilege to drive was under restraint. "Restraint" means
any denial, revocation, or suspension of a person's license or privilege to drive.
Accused? Call (720) 809-8310 to schedule an initial review of your case.
Driving Under Restraint Penalties
A person who drives while their license is under restraint for any reason
other than an alcohol-related offense is guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon
conviction of this
specific misdemeanor, the court may sentence the driver to imprisonment in county jail for
not more than six months and may impose a fine of not more than $500.
If a driver is convicted of driving while under restraint due to a non-alcohol
related offense for a second time (or more) within 5 years of the first
conviction, the driver will be penalized as noted above and will not be
eligible to be issued a driver's license for three years after the
A person who drives while their license is under restraint due to an alcohol-related
offense is also guilty of a misdemeanor. However, upon conviction, the
court will sentence the driver to imprisonment in the county jail for
at least 30 days but not longer than a year and, in the discretion of
the court, impose a fine of at least $500 but no more than $1,000.