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Reinstatement Information

 

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You are eligible to reinstate if you have served all the time that was required under restraint on all of your restraint actions. The department will reinstate a driving privilege if all of the reinstatement requirements are met and your driving privilege is not under restraint for any other type of action.

 

 

Important!  Legislative mandates effective 01/01/14 have significant changes to previous laws involving alcohol violations, Persistent Drunk Drivers (PDD) and the Ignition Interlock program.  Those changes include:   

  • The reduction of the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) on a chemical test from 0.17 to 0.15 to designate you as a Persistent Drunk Driver.  

  • The refusal of a chemical test at a traffic stop on or after 01/01/14 will now result in a Persistent Drunk Driver designation.  

  • If you have refused a chemical test prior to 01/01/14 and were previously ineligible to reinstate early with Interlock, you may now either finish serving the remainder of your revocation and reinstate with full driving privileges, or serve at least two months and apply for early reinstatement with Interlock for one year.  You are not eligible for Financial Assistance in this case.   

  • If you have multiple alcohol violations or refusals on your record, the wait time for early reinstatement with Interlock has been reduced to one or two months, respectively.  

Other age and residency requirements apply.  Contact Driver Services at 303-205-5613 to determine if you qualify for early reinstatement. 

Financial Assistance will become available for qualifying Persistent Drunk Drivers completing their initial Interlock installation on or after January 1, 2014.  For more information on Financial Assistance options, click here

 

If any of the following apply to you, click on the link for more information.

 

Restraint Actions

 

What are the requirements for reinstatement of my driver's license if...

Q I have too many points against my license?
Q I failed to pay a ticket(s) in Colorado or another state?
Q I was behind in paying my Child Support?

 

 

Alcohol or Controlled Substance Problems (Driver under 21)

 

What are the requirements for reinstatement of my driver's license if...

Q I was stopped with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .02 < .05?
Q I was convicted of DUI or DWAI?
Q I have a Felony or Non-Felony Drug Conviction?
Q I was convicted of driving under the influence of a Controlled Substance?
Q I had underage buy/possession of alcohol?

 

 

Alcohol or Controlled Substance Problems (Adult Driver)

 

What are the requirements for reinstatement of my driver's license if...

Q I was stopped with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 or more (1st stop)?
Q I was stopped with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08 (2nd stop)?
Q I was stopped with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 or more (3rd or subsequent stop)?
Q I was stopped and refused to take a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test?
Q I have been stopped for two Refusals to take a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test?
Q I have been stopped for three or more Refusals to take a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test?
Q I have a Felony or Non-Felony Drug conviction?
Q I have Two Alcohol Convictions?
Q I have Three Alcohol Convictions?

 

 

Insurance Problems

 

What are the requirements for reinstatement of my driver's license if...

Q I was convicted in court of a No Liability Insurance ticket or did not carry insurance?
Q I cancelled SR22 insurance prior to end of the requirement?
Q I received a ticket or was involved in an accident when under an insurance restraint?
Q I was given an Affidavit and Notice of Suspension by an officer at a traffic stop?

 

 

Major Violation

 

What are the requirements for reinstatement of my driver's license if...

Q I have committed vehicular homicide or assault while driving a motor vehicle?
Q I have a history of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance?
Q I have used a motor vehicle to commit a felony?
Q I have been convicted of failure to stop and render aid?
Q I have given false affidavit or statement under oath to the department regarding ownership or operation of a motor vehicle?
Q I have been found with underage possession or purchase of alcohol?
Q I have been convicted of Motor vehicle theft, trespass, or criminal mischief causing damage to a motor vehicle?
Q I have been convicted of defacing property?