In order to get back into your driver's license you must wait until your eligibility date in order to actually RECEIVE your license (e.g. Assume you are eligible to reinstate June 1, 2013). However, It will be necessary for you to begin the reinstatement process one month EARLIER than that eligibility date and complete the following tasks. (e.g. May 1, 2013).
Purchase SR-22 Insurance
SR-22 insurance is separate from your previously held car insurance. Basically SR-22 insurance is not really "insurance" but rather a certificate or bond stating that your auto insurance company is accepting additional liability and risk that you have brought upon yourself. You must maintain the SR-22 for a minimum of 3 years in Colorado. Contact your insurance agent for more information.
Enroll in Level II Alcohol Education
Level II Education is a state-certified class which meets court requirements for DUI offenses. This 12-week class increases attendees' awareness about the negative effects of substance abuse. DUI classes meet once a week for two hours. Discussions focus on addressing the risks and problems related to the use of drugs and alcohol, how to best mitigate those risks, and the difference between addiction and abuse. Attendees participate in comprehensive discussions about the medical aspects of drugs and alcohol, legal implications of usage, signs of addiction, social impacts of drug and alcohol abuse on family and friends, and other topics. Have your provider complete the DMV form stating that you have ENROLLED in their program.
Depending on what has happened in your criminal case you may have already started these Level II classes.
Send All of Your Documents to the DMV
Complete the Application for Reinstatement form, pay the DMV $95, and include the proof of SR-22 and the proof of Level II enrollment. You may either mail all of these documents to the DMV (COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, DRIVER CONTROL REINSTATEMENT, P.O. BOX 173345, DENVER, CO 80217-3345) or you may take them in person to 1881 Pierce Street, Entrance A, Lakewood, CO 80214. At least 20 days after your documents are received by the DMV they will mail you a reinstatement letter which will allow you to get your Colorado Drivers License.
What If I Have Questions?
The DMV can be an an incredibly difficult animal to wrangle. If you ever get lost in this process contact your attorney. An experienced attorney should be able to help you navigate these rough waters much more easily.
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