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Express Consent / License Hearing

If your blood or breath alcohol content was .08 or above within tw0 (2) hours after you were in “actual physical control” of your vehicle, (i.e., driving) or you refused to submit to a chemical test at any time, you will be subject to a revocation of your driving privileges.  The limit is .04 BAC for commercial drivers. 

You must request an express consent hearing within seven (7) days of your arrest if you took a breath test or you refused a test, or within seven (7) days of receiving a Notice in the mail from DMV if you took a blood test. 

You can make your request at any DMV driver’s license office.  The hearing will take place between 40 and 60 days after your request. 

DMV should issue you a full-privilege temporary drivers license which will be valid until the day of your express consent hearing if you had a valid drivers license when you were arrested

The DMV Hearing Officer will decide the following:

Were you driving a motor vehicle in Colorado?

Did the arresting officer have probably cause to stop or contact you?

Did the arresting officer have probable cause to request you to submit to a blood or breath test?

Was a valid blood or breath test administered with two (2) hours of your actual physical control of the vehicle?

Or, was there a valid refusal to take a blood or breath test.

On January 1, 2009, Colorado radically changed the express consent / drivers license penalties.  Many defense attorneys, District Attorneys and Judges may not be aware of these changes or many not fully appreciate the ramifications of the new laws.  

First Time Offenses –except for Minors

2nd Administrative Revocation in a lifetime

3rd Administrative Revocation in a lifetime

Refusals

Minors

Multiple Criminal Alcohol Convictions

Point Suspensions

Commercial Driver’s License

Interlock Extension

Trying to decide which attorney to hire for your DUI case or traffic ticket?

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