Driving Under Restraint in Colorado Springs

What Is Driving Under Restraint?

When your driving privileges are under "restraint," it means that your license has either been suspended or revoked or your application has been denied. If you continue to drive with the knowledge that your license is under restraint, you can be charged with a misdemeanor crime and face harsh penalties. Driving under restraint (DUR) can be alcohol or drug related or not and all the prosecution needs to prove is that you were driving on a public road or highway in Colorado, that your license or privilege to drive was under restraint and that you had knowledge of this fact.

In order to provide you with the best defense possible, it is important that a proven Colorado Springs DUI lawyer get to work on your case quickly. For 15 years, The Samuelson Law Firm has provided hard- hitting protection against DUI arrests and for those accused of DUI crimes. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to give you the dedicated legal services you need.

Driving While Your License is Suspended or Revoked

If your license was under restraint for a DUI conviction, for a first DUR offense you can be fined up to $1,000. You can also be incarcerated in the County jail up to 1 year or can have both penalties enforced and conviction will count as a habitual offender strike against you. Minimally, you will have to serve 30 days in jail and this part of the sentence cannot be suspended.

If this is a second DUR for you, the court can fine you up to $3,000 and put you in jail for a mandatory minimum of 90 days. You can be jailed for up to 2 years for a second or subsequent conviction and this is a habitual traffic offender strike. If you are convicted of a second or more DUR within 5 years of your first conviction, you won't be eligible for a driver's license in Colorado for 4 years.

There are alternatives to having to serve a jail sentence and the law does provide for an "emergency" exception to DUR, but we must act now to preserve your rights.

Put Proven Defense By Your Side Today

It is not enough to simply be familiar with the rules and regulations concerning a driving under restraint, but you need a lawyer with the necessary experience defending against these criminal charges. Especially when your license has been suspended or revoked in connection with an alcohol-related offense, the standard minimums associated with this offense may affect you significantly more than you may think. A DUI lawyer can help protect your freedoms.

Quickly contact a Colorado Springs DUI attorney if you have been arrested for driving while under restraint and want legal protection.