Will You Lose Your License After A DUI?
For many people, the driver’s license suspension is the most onerous penalty associated with a DUI charge. What’s going to happen to your license? How can you work and earn a living without being able to drive? How will you get to the grocery store? What happens if you have a commercial driver’s license and drive for a living?
A License Worth Fighting For
Driver’s license suspension is a part of nearly every DUI conviction. If you think the ability to drive is worth fighting for, it is important to choose a DUI defense attorney who knows how to protect your privilege to drive.
Contact our driver’s license suspension lawyers at Anaya-McKedy, P.C., in Colorado Springs at 719-227-0007 to arrange a free consultation. Don’t delay. After a DUI arrest, you have only a limited period of time to request a hearing to appeal the automatic suspension of your driving privileges.
Protecting Your Ability To Drive
Our DUI defense lawyers will represent you at the DMV hearing that determines whether or not your license will be suspended. Often we are successful in protecting our client’s right to drive either by appealing the suspension or by obtaining a restricted license that allows you to drive to and from work or school.
Here is what you may be facing:
- Refusing the test: Automatic license revocation for one year
- DWAI (.05 – .08 BAC): Eight points on your license
- Second DWAI: One-year license suspension
- DUI (.08 or higher BAC): One-year license revocation
- Second DUI: 12 points toward a license suspension
If you tested over .17 BAC, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device in your car for at least two years after you get your license reinstated. Get in touch with an El Paso County interlock defense lawyer at our office to discuss the specifics of these types of situations.
If you take a breath test and fail or refuse, the officer will give you a seven-day license and a letter that outlines the next steps in the legal process. It is extremely important to follow these steps exactly.
Contact Us To Protect Your License
Contact us today to arrange a free consultation. Call 719-227-0007. A Colorado Springs lawyer at our firm can help you understand driver’s license suspensions after a DUI.