Colorado’s Express Consent Law provides that, by operating a vehicle in Colorado, you agree to take a chemical test to determine your blood-alcohol level or whether there are drugs in your system if a police officer suspects you of DUI. This law applies to everyone and includes out-of-state residents and those without a valid Colorado driver’s license. If an officer suspects you of DUI, you will be served this notice if you refused a test or score 0.08 or more on the breath or blood test.
If you refused a test, this Notice of Revocation will provide you with seven days to request a hearing or your license will be revoked for at least one year without the ability t obtain any driving privileges for at least two months. If you took a breath test and scored 0.08 or more, you will also be given seven days to request this hearing to determine whether your driver’s license will be revoked. Drivers that take blood tests usually find out, by a letter from the Colorado Department of Revenue, whether a driver’s license revocation action is being taken against them. If you had a valid license to drive prior to receiving this Notice, the notice should also provide you with a temporary seven day driver’s permit while the action is pending.
If you are served with an Express Consent Affidavit and Notice of Revocation by the officer along with your summons to appear in court, you should immediately contact an experienced Denver DUI attorney. A Denver DUI lawyer can assist you in properly requesting your Express Consent Hearing from the Department of Revenue. In addition, your Denver DUI lawyer can assist you in answering the questions the Department of Revenue will ask about which witnesses will appear at your driver’s license hearing.
A DUI charge in Denver can have a devastating impact on your live and ability to travel, aside from the potential sentence to jail. A knowledgeable Denver DUI attorney can work toward minimizing any driver’s license consequence you face from the DMV and the court system. If you have been charged with a DUI in Denver, call The Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. to speak with an experienced Denver DUI attorney.