DMV Point Suspension Hearing

Denver Traffic Lawyer Monte Robbins represents clients at DMV point suspension hearings for drivers who are alleged to have accumulated too many points in either a 12 month or 24 month period.

If an adult driver age 21 or older receives 12 points in 12 months or 18 points in 24 months, DMV will move to suspend her license. She is entitled to a hearing to determine how long the suspension will be. These suspensions can range from as little as a few weeks or months up to one (1) year. Sometimes a driver will be given credit for what she has already served under an active restraint, or possibly even time a driver has stopped driving as a result of a perceived suspension based upon erroneous information.

Minor drivers age 18-21 have fewer points to work with and may be suspended on the accumulation of 9 points in 12 months or 12 points in 24 months. An additional life of license suspension applies for 14 offenses occurring after age 18. There is no life of license period for adult drivers age 21 and over.

A minor under 18 years of age may be suspended by accumulating 6 points in 12 months or 7 points in 24 months with a life of license suspension for 7 offenses before age 18.

A chauffeur who accumulates 16 points in 12 months or 24 points in 24 months or 28 points in 48 months will be suspended if the tickets were received while on the job driving as a chauffeur.

All violations are based upon date of violation rather than date of conviction.

Denver Traffic Attorney Monte Robbins assists clients in fighting DMV points suspensions and the length of the suspension.

Denver Traffic Lawyer Monte Robbins helps clients prepare arguments against perceived aggravating factors and best develop and argue mitigating factors at the hearing. Some factors the hearing officer will look at include, but are not limited to, the following summary:

  • Any factors which mitigate the record
  • Alcohol/substance abuse treatment
  • Additional violations subsequent to the time period at issue
  • Driving in another state
  • Deprivation of driver’s life as a result of the suspension
  • Aggravating facts
  • Errors
  • Driver’s efforts to correct driving issues
  • Compliance with probation
  • Auto insurance
  • Accidents
  • Prior red license/probationary license issuance and violations of the license
  • 3 or more points beyond suspension requirement
  • Repeated same-type violations
  • Prior restraints
  • Being honest and forthcoming at the hearing
  • Carelessness/recklessness
  • Repeated disregard for law or public safety
  • Dui or Dwai
  • HTO offenses
  • Violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regs
  • 6 points or more tickets before reduction
  • Accident with injury or death
  • Conviction for out of service order

Denver and Greeley Traffic Lawyer Monte Robbins has represented hundreds of drivers in Colorado Motor Vehicle Hearings. Contact Denver Traffic Attorney Robbins today for a free case evaluation regarding your driver’s license point suspension hearing, express consent revocation hearing, probationary driver’s license hearing, or automotive salesperson license hearing at 303-355-5148 or 970-301-5541.