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License Suspension in Colorado

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For many people, the ability to drive is an important aspect of everyday life. The drive to go to work, school, stores, recreational activities, etc. If someone commits a traffic offense that results in license suspension or revocation, it can have a tremendous impact on your personal and professional life. Let our Denver criminal defense attorneys at The Orr Law Firm protect your rights and future immediately.

DMV Points System

Accumulating points on your Colorado driver’s license can be frightening. While traffic offenses may seem minor, it is imperative not to underestimate them and fulfill the instructions and requirements on a tick as soon as possible. Depending on the circumstances of your traffic violation, adding points on your license can result in suspension.

If you are an adult driver over 21 years of age or older, it takes 12 points in any 12 consecutive months or 18 points in any 24 consecutive months to get your license suspended. If you are a minor driver between the ages of 18 and 20 years old, it takes nine points in any 12 consecutive months or 12 points in any 24 consecutive months to get your license suspended.

The following are point suspensions in Colorado:

  • DUI or DWI – 12 points
  • Speed contests – 12 points
  • Leaving the scene of an accident – 12 points
  • Eluding or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer – 12 points
  • Reckless driving – 8 points
  • Driving while ability is impaired by alcohol – 8 points
  • Speeding five to nine mph over the posted limit – 1 point
  • Speeding 10 to 19 mph over the posted limit – 4 points
  • Speeding 20 to 39 mph over the posted limit – 6 points
  • Speeding 40 or more mph of the posted limit – 12 points
  • Careless driving – 4 points
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road – 4 points
  • Failure to yield right-of-way – 3 points
  • Failure to stop for a school bus – 6 points
  • Improper turn – 3 points
  • Improper passing – 4 points
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road – 4 points
  • Failure to observe traffic sign or signal – 4 points
  • Failure to maintain or show proof of insurance – 4 points
  • Failure to yield to emergency vehicle – 4 points
  • Driving in wrong lane or direction on one-way street – 3 points
  • Improper backing – 2 points
  • Operating an unsafe vehicle – 2 points
  • Failure to turn on or dim lights – 2 points

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While it may appear to be an arduous task, you possess the legal rights and options to defend your driving privileges. With decades of experience, The Orr Law Firm understands what it takes to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

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