DMV/Driver License Hearings

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Excessive Point Suspensions (Suspended License) are governed by the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  When a person is pulled over and given a traffic ticket, the traffic violation you allegedly violated will have a penalty associated with it which usually includes points assessed against your drivers license and a fine.   For example, Speeding Ticket Penalties can range from one (1) point all the way to twelve (12) points and a fine.  The time period for the accumulation of points accrues at the time of violation.  C.R.S 42-2-127(2)(a).  In Colorado, the amount of points assessed against your license in a given year or preceding year is the trigger for the DMV to trigger an excessive point suspension.  A Colorado DMV point suspension lawyer should be contacted to explain your rights when you are facing a license suspension; but the following general information is provided, and under no circumstance should the information you read here be substituted for actual legal advice about your case.


The amount of points that can be assessed against your license before an excessive point suspension is triggered depends on your age:

  • 21 years or older: 12 points within any 12 consecutive months or 18 Points within any 24 consecutive months
  • 18-21 years old : 9 points within any 12 consecutive months or 12 points within any 24 consecutive months or 14 + points accumulated between the ages of  18-21
  • Under 18 years old: 6 points within any 12 consecutive months or 7 points prior to turning age 18

Your rights: (1) Notice, (2) a hearing, and (3)  the right to be represented by an attorney.  Colorado law requires that the DMV mail you a notice regarding your potential license suspension and the Notice will go to the address on file with the DMV.  This means that if you have moved, and failed to update your address with the Colorado DMV, your required notice will go to your last known address on file with the DMV.  If you received this letter, it would be a good idea to contact a Colorado DMV Point Suspension Lawyer to help with your case.

Don’t wait for the government to take away your driving privileges.  Ike Lucero, Jr., P.C. successfully defended and represented clients in Colorado DMV Point Suspension Hearings and can help you defend your right to drive.  Call (303) 963-9363 immediately for your free consultation.


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