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My DUI Case Was Dismissed in Court, but I Still Lost My License - Why?

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Previously on this blog, we've gone over some of the penalties you could face in the state of Colorado if you're arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), and additional reasons why it's in your best interest to practice safe driving skills. When you get behind the wheel while intoxicated, you put the lives of everyone on the road — including yourself — at risk. Plus, if you're convicted of DUI, there are hidden consequences that you may not even realize, like higher costs on your life insurance policy and a diminished reputation that could cost you your career in certain cases.

If you've been charged with DUI, it's imperative that you contact a law firm in Denver immediately to secure expert legal representation. In addition to helping you mount an effective defense, a Colorado DUI attorney can answer any questions you have about the complex legal process.

Here at The Orr Law Firm, many of our clients are confused by the difference between criminal and administrative law as they pertain to a DUI case. For example, even if your criminal case is dismissed in court, you could still lose your license because the outcome of the criminal case doesn't necessarily impact the outcome of the administrative case. This means that in order to keep your license following a DUI charge, you have to win the administrative hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles and ensure that your criminal case is dismissed.

It's important to know your rights in the event that you're pulled over on suspicion of DUI. Check out our infographic to learn how to best protect yourself in this scenario.