DMV Hearing Attorneys in Colorado
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If you are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or while ability impaired (DWAI), there are two separate legal processes that affect your driving privileges. There is the criminal process, which involves criminal charges, and the administrative process, which involves the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Under Colorado law, the DMV can revoke your driver's license if you took breath or blood test and had a BAC of 0.08 or higher within 2 hours of driving, or if you refused to take a breath or blood test.
Once you have failed or refused a test, you have 7 days from when you are ticketed to request a hearing with the DMV to challenge the revocation. Since blood tests must be evaluated at a lab, you have 7 days from receiving the letter from the DMV indicating you failed a blood test.
The Importance of DMV Hearings
The DMV hearing is very important, as it allows you to challenge why you were stopped, the results of the breath or blood test, or both. It is an opportunity to both ask questions of the arresting officer and make legal arguments to the DMV hearing officer. For these reasons, having an attorney represent you at the hearing can be very beneficial.
An attorney can explore any possible legal defenses you may have based on the individual facts of your case. Our Colorado DUI attorneys at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. have handled dozens of DMV hearings and subsequent appeals. We have 30 years of experience and create personalized strategies for each case we handle. Given the harsh consequences of losing a DMV hearing, it is important to contact JBP right away.
Do not hesitate to contact our firm for high-quality criminal defense.