Even with the best representation you can get – tenacious, expert DUI defense like you’ll get with DUI Law Firm Denver – there is some likelihood that this charge will result In a loss of your driving privilege for some period of time.
If you refuse a chemical test of your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), for instance, that refusal will work in your favor in the criminal proceeding to come – it removes one of the prosecution’s main weapons against you.
But in the administrative proceeding at the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV Hearing), there will be some pause in your driving privilege just because you refused that test.
But all is not lost.
The experts in law and science at DUI Law Firm Denver know how to get a reinstatement of at least some of your driving privilege.
The Joys Of Interlock Ignition Device Requirements
It’s possible to argue that total loss of your driving privilege would represent more than just an inconvenience… it would impose a severe hardship on you and your family.
It would take away your ability to get back and forth to work.
It would take away your family’s means of support.
But of course, everyone wants you to be safe out there on the road. No more drinking and driving.
After a period of time, you’ll be able to get a “restricted license” that will enable you to drive again. But it will come with some “fun” requirements.
Meet the interlock ignition device.
The interlock device is like a breathalyzer attached to your car (in fact, the requirement will be that you lease and install an interlock device on every car you own or drive). You have to blow into the device – with clean, alcohol-free breath – to enable your car to start.
In some situations, you’ll also have to execute periodic “rolling blows” to show that you aren’t drinking while you’re driving.
And the device records every “blow,” and creates data reports to show whether you tried to start or drive your car with alcohol on your breath.
This data is reported to the DMV… and, if you mess up, you can say goodbye to your restricted license, too.
But wait: there’s more.
You will likely have some combination of other “fun” requirements, too, before they’ll grant you that restricted license:
What a pain.
Make no mistake, it’s very inconvenient to have these probationary requirements in your life.
But when you consider the disastrous alternative – no driving privilege at all – it’s something you should be able to live with.