Roger : Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a litigation attorney. Thanks for your question. I'll be glad to assist.
Roger : Were you found guilty of a DUI 1st or DU! 2nd?
the first one was dropped and the second one i pleaded guilty
Roger : If you pled to a DUI 1st offense, then it is possible to obtain a hardship license.
i had not appeared in court yet when i got my second dui
Roger : However, if you pled guilty to a DUI 2nd offense, there's a 1 year mandatory suspension.
whats a hardship license
Roger : It's a license that allows you to drive for necessary purposes - to work, school, doctor, grocery store, etc.
Can you plead to a 2nd offense without being charged for a 1st?
Roger : Here's a good link you can read that outlines the law in Colorado: http://dui-advisor.com/revoca.htm
so should i be able to obtain that license right now
Roger : You shouldn't have been convicted of a DUI 2nd without a first conviction, but I can't say that it didn't happen because I obviously haven't seen the paperwork.
but according to the DMV i have to have my license suspended for longer since i had two bac's
Roger : Charges don't matter - - only convictions do.
so the DMV shouldnt even have my first DUI on file if it was dropped in court
Roger : There may be a record of the charge, but unless you have two convictions, you should be eligible to seek a hardship license.