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Driving Under Suspension (DUS)

The Charge of Driving Under Suspension (DUS)

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Driving Under Suspension is a serious charge. It is an Unclassified Misdemeanor and a conviction may result in a jail sentence of up to six months (usually only ordered in cases where there are aggravating factors, such as: repeated violations of driving under restraint, a violation of other serious traffic laws, a motor vehicle collision, alcohol consumption, injury to a person, or reckless indifference to the safety of others), a fine up to $500.00 plus court costs and surcharges, restitution, community or useful public service, probation for one year or longer (seldom ordered in driving under restraint cases unless there are aggravating factors), and other possible requirements by the court. In most cases, a conviction for Driving Under Suspension will affect your automobile insurance coverage or premium rates for years to come, even after a driver’s license reinstatement when the restraint period is over.

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First-time Conviction…

A first-time conviction for Driving Under Suspension will also result in a mandatory revocation of your driving privileges for one year (to run consecutively to any other restraints already on your driver’s license at the time of the conviction), except in cases where C.R.S. § 42-2-132.5 applies.

Subsequent Convictions…

A subsequent conviction within five years for Driving Under Suspension will result in a mandatory revocation of your driving privileges for three years (to run consecutively to any other restraints already on your driver’s license at the time of the conviction), except in cases where C.R.S. § 42-2-132.5 applies.

Driving Under SuspensionAlert to All Drivers – HTO Strike
Important: A conviction for Driving Under Suspension counts as one strike toward an Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) Restraint and will result in the loss of driving privileges for a period of five years if certain conditions are present. Be sure that you fully understand the consequences of a conviction for Driving Under Suspension on your driving privileges.
Driving Under SuspensionAlert to Commercial Drivers License CDL Holders – Major Offense
Important: A conviction for Driving Under Suspension, regardless of whether the driver was operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) or non-CMV, is a “Major Offense” under the Commercial Drivers License CDL Program and will result in a one-year or life-time CDL Disqualification. Be sure that you fully understand the consequences of this charge on your CDL driving privileges.
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