DMV Appeal Attorneys in Colorado
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Losing a DMV hearing has serious consequences, namely the revocation or suspension of your driver’s license. It is important to contact an experienced Colorado DMV appeal attorney to discuss the possibility of appealing the DMV hearing officer's decision in your case. DMV hearing officers may miss important evidence, misunderstand the law, or make some other error that results in the loss of your license, all of which can be challenged in an appeal.
If you need help with a DMV appeal in any district court in Colorado, Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. can provide you with client-focused legal representation. Our team of DMV appellate lawyers is well-versed in all steps of a DMV appeal or license hearing. Let our 30+ years of experience become your own by retaining our services today.
For reliable legal guidance, call (720) 809-8310 for an initial consultation.
How to Handle a DMV Hearing Appeal
The process of handling a DMV hearing appeal will typically include:
- File a complaint: Your attorney will notify your local District Court and file a complaint with it. In this complaint will be included information about the original hearing, why you think the outcome was erroneous, and what you want done to correct it. The more factual evidence that can be included in the complaint, the better, so you should leave this step up to our DMV appellate attorneys. Your complaint must be filed within 35 days of your DMV hearing, or else it will be invalid.
- Record designation: Your complaint should designate a specific record or records that require the District Court’s attention. Basically, you will direct the District Court to look at official documents, like a transcript from your DMV hearing. The designated records will act as the base for your appeal’s review, and they might very well be the only things the District Court considers. As your legal representatives, we make certain to designate as many official records as needed to strengthen your appeal.
- Attend a brief: Once the District Court receives your complaint and the designated records, you should be instructed to come before the court to make your arguments known. The outcome of this brief can be the reversal of the DMV hearing decision, which would reinstate your suspended license. A DMV administrative decision can be reversed if the law was interpreted incorrectly, the administrators took authority not granted to them, made a decision against any evidential backing, or clearly acted subjectively.
Remember: You have 7 days after your arrest to request a DMV hearing.
DMV appeals can be complicated. Getting our help to handle them is not. Call (720) 809-8310 now.
A hearing with the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles is not a formal court proceeding. Instead, it is an administrative process managed by the DMV. It is not part of the criminal courts of Colorado, but you are still permitted to use the guidance or representation of a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer, like the people you can find at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.
You and your attorney will present an argument to the DMV administrators overseeing your hearing. With success, you can argue that it would be unjustified to suspend your license for any amount of time. If the administrative board does not agree with your reasoning, then they can authorize your license suspension due to your recent DUI arrest or refusal to take a breathalyzer test. At this point, you will have to think about filing an appeal.
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