First Offense Refusal

When a driver refuses the chemical test as part of their first alcohol-related driving offense, their license is revoked for one year. They can be eligible for early reinstatement after completing two months of the revocation period. Then they can get a restricted license with interlock for the remaining period of restraint or two years, whichever time period is longer. That revocation will remain in effect until the completion of the reinstatement process.

In order to early reinstate after serving two months of revocation, you have to do the following. Note the requirements for reinstatement and early reinstate are identical, so there is no reason not to reinstate early.

  • SR22 certificate which must be maintained for two years or the period you will have a restricted license, whichever is longer.
  • Enroll in Level 2 alcohol education and therapy. You must include the affidavit of enrollment (Form DR2643) or have your level II provider fax a copy directly to the DMV.
  • Application for Reinstatement (DMV Form DR2870).
  • Install an interlock on each vehicle you will drive and include a notarized ignition interlock agreement (DMV Form DR2058).
  • Mail these documents and a check or money order for $95.00 to the DMV address for reinstatement applications.

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In order get your license reinstated you will need to retake the eye test, written test, and driving test through the DMV. This is the final step once all of your paperwork has been submitted and processed.

Second Offense Refusal

After you are convicted of a 2nd offense and refuse to cooperate with a chemical test a two-year revocation results. You can early reinstate after completing two months of the revocation. You are then eligible for a restricted license with interlock for the remainder of the revocation or two years, whichever is longer. The revocation will remain in place until you complete the reinstatement process by mail.  The following is required to reinstate.

  • A copy of your SR22 certificate from your insurance company which must be maintained for three years or however long you have a restricted license, whichever is longer.
  • Enrollment in level 2 alcohol education and therapy. Either you must mail the affidavit of enrollment (DMV Form DR2643) to the DMV or your alcohol education provider may fax a copy directly to the DMV.
  • An application for reinstatement, DMV Form 2870.
  • You must have an interlock installed on every vehicle you will drive, and include the ignition interlock lease agreement (DMV Form DR2058) with your reinstatement packet.
  • Mail these documents along with a check or money order for $95.00 to the DMV reinstatement address for processing.

Third or Subsequent Offense Refusal

After you are convicted of a 3rd or subsequent offense and refuse to cooperate with a chemical test a three-year revocation results. You can early reinstate after completing two months of the revocation. You are then eligible for a restricted license with interlock for the remainder of the revocation or two years, whichever is longer. The revocation will remain in place until you complete the reinstatement process by mail.  The following is required to reinstate.

  • A copy of your SR22 certificate from your insurance company which must be maintained for three years or however long you have a restricted license, whichever is longer.
  • Enrollment in level 2 alcohol education and therapy. Either you must mail the affidavit of enrollment (DMV Form DR2643) to the DMV or your alcohol education provider may fax a copy directly to the DMV.
  • An application for reinstatement, DMV Form 2870.
  • You must have an interlock installed on every vehicle you will drive, and include the ignition interlock lease agreement (DMV Form DR2058) with your reinstatement packet.
  • Mail these documents along with a check or money order for $95.00 to the DMV reinstatement address for processing.

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 If you are dealing with a license suspension, revocation or reinstatement an experienced Denver DUI attorney is essential. Get in touch with experienced Denver license reinstatement attorney Jason Savela by calling (720) 821-1001.