The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles can severely punish a person, who accumulates a number of serious traffic convictions on his record by designated him as a Habitual Traffic Offender. Many persons in Colorado continue to remain unaware of how easy it is for them to be designated as a Habitual Traffic Offender.
For instance, if you have had your license suspended for minor offenses, and continue to drive even under a suspended license, you could have a sufficient number of license suspensions on your record to be designated as a Habitual Traffic Offender.
Not every traffic violation will make you eligible for Habitual Traffic Offender designation. However, if you have been convicted for DUI, or DWAI, or reckless driving, or driving under a suspended or revoked license, you may find yourself being designated a Habitual Traffic Offender. Persons, who have been involved in accidents, and have been convicted of vehicular assault or homicide, may also find that they qualify for this designation.
Over a period of seven years, if you have accumulated at least three convictions for these violations, you could find yourself designated as a Habitual Traffic Offender. If you are designated a Habitual Traffic Offender, you could actually lose your license for as many as five years.
It’s important to get legal counsel, when you are arrested for a traffic offense. Speak to a Denver traffic offenses lawyer for legal help after a traffic offense.