DUI & DWAI Convictions
If you are convicted of DWAI or DUI in court, you may face further loss of your driving privileges, depending on your circumstances.
If you are convicted of DWAI or DUI, and under 21, your license will be revoked for 12 months. By law, there no driving privileges available, including either a probationary driver’s license or early reinstatement.
A first time conviction for DUI will result in a 9 month revocation or where the first conviction was for an offense occuring more than 5 years prior. However, if you were revoked for an express consent revocation, a conviction will not add any additional time. You may be eligible for early reinstatement.
If you were revoked for a refusal revocation, the 9 month revocation will run consecutive, and not concurrent, to the refusal revocation.
If you have 2 convictions for either DWAI or DUI which occur within 5 years of each other based on date of violation (not date of conviction), your license will be revoked for one year. If you have 3 or more convictions for either DWAI or DUI at any point, your license will be revoked for two years, although you may be eligible for early reinstatement after the first year.
There are no driving privileges that can be granted by the Hearings Division while under any of these revocations. The only option is early reinstatement. If you have questions about whether you are eligible for early reinstatement, you may either call Driver Services at 303-205-5613 or contact them via email.
The Hearings Division has no role in the early reinstatement process, nor any authority to approve early reinstatement for anyone.
You may request a hearing, however the only issue will be whether the court correctly reported the convictions to the DMV.
*Disclaimer: This summary was prepared by the Department of Revenue Hearings Division and should be used as a reference only. Interested parties should refer to the full text of the law and seek legal counsel before drawing conclusions.