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COSuspendedIn Colorado, the lawmakers take a very serious view of DUI convictions and losing your license is way to make sure that offenders are discouraged from repeating the offense, they impose severe punishments. Suspension or revocation of license and driving rights is one of the first consequences you face when you have been charged with DUI. The Colorado DMV has the right to suspend your driver’s license if your blood alcohol levels are higher than permissible limits and to determine whether this is so, the law enforcement officer will ask you to take a test as soon you pull over. You may also have your license revoked or suspended for refusing to submit to a BAC test.

DUI suspension for high BAC levels

For drivers over the age of 21, the permissible BAC limit is 0.07%. If tests indicate that your BAC level is higher than 0.08%, then your license will be suspended. For those under the age of 21 years, the permitted BAC level is 0.02%. However, license revocation can also happen if you refuse to take the BAC test. For a first time offender, refusal to take the test results in a one year revocation of the license, while repeat offenders have their licenses revoked for a two year period. Needless to say, multiple DUI convictions result in license revocation, too.

License suspension due to excessive traffic violation points

Every conviction for a traffic violation results in points being added to your record. When excessive points have been accumulated within a span of time, you may have your license suspended. For example, for drivers aged 21 years and above, accumulating 12 points over a span of 12 months results in license suspension. For younger drivers, the point based suspension system is more severe and drivers below 18 years of age may have their license suspended if they have accumulated 6 points over 12 months time or 7 points irrespective of time.

To learn more about the various scenarios where you can lose your license for DUI, talk to our experienced DUI attorneys today.

For Additional Information

For additional information on Colorado driver’s license revocation, please visit: http://www.dmv.org/co-colorado/automotive-law/dui.php

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