Driver’s License Reinstatement

Denver, CO Driver’s License Reinstatement Attorneys

In 2014, Colorado’s law regarding driver’s license reinstatement for repeat DUI offenders and individuals who refused to take a chemical test following their DUI arrest was revised to allow for early reinstatement under certain circumstances. If you are eligible for early reinstatement under the revised law, you will receive a restricted license requiring use of an ignition interlock device while driving.

How to Apply for Early Reinstatement of Your Driver’s License

There are several conditions you need to satisfy and steps you need to take in order to obtain a restricted license. For example, you may need to do all of the following before applying for a restricted license:

  • Obtain an SR22 auto insurance policy
  • Install an ignition interlock device in every vehicle you “own or drive”
  • Obtain copies of your Interlock Lease Agreement and Installation Certificate, and a notarized copy of the Restricted License Ignition Interlock Agreement Affidavit
  • For high BACs, repeat offenders and multiple refusals, enroll in a state-certified Level II alcohol education and therapy program
  • Retake all three driving exams (eye, written and road)

You will also be required to complete the Reinstatement Application and submit a $95 reinstatement fee. Read more about the requirements for reinstatement of your driver’s license following a DUI:

Resources for Colorado Drivers Seeking Reinstatement

Initially, after the law was revised to allow for early reinstatement, numerous individuals faced issues in working with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). In particular, individuals seeking reinstatement faced confusion at the DMV around restraint extensions for additional alcohol-related charges and the impact of criminal convictions on active administrative license suspensions. The attorneys at Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. have worked with the DMV to obtain clarification on these issues.

We have also compiled a list of government resources, application forms, FAQs, and information on ignition interlock devices for easy reference. Find additional information on applying for early reinstatement.

Contact the Colorado Department of Revenue to Find Out if You are Eligible

Not everyone who is a repeat offender or who refused to take a chemical test will be eligible for early reinstatement of their driver’s license. Individual circumstances vary and will impact your eligibility. To determine if you are eligible for early reinstatement of your driver’s license, contact the Colorado Department of Revenue at (303) 205-5631.

The information on this website regarding license reinstatement is subject to change, is provided as a courtesy, and is not legal advice. Inclusion of this information on Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C.’s website does not create an attorney-client or professional relationship with anyone reviewing it. You should contact the Colorado Department of Revenue to determine your eligibility status and not rely solely on the information contained in this website.

Discuss Your DUI Case with an Attorney at Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. Today

If you have been arrested for DUI in Colorado or are having issues with the reinstatement of your driver’s license, the experienced attorneys at Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. are here to help. To speak with a lawyer about your case, call our Denver law offices at (303) 384-5280 or contact us online today.