Driver's License Information

The Municipal Court's Involvement
The courts have nothing to do with a drivers' licenses being suspended, revoked, or denied, other than mandatory reporting of convictions to the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). In addition to suspensions based upon accumulation of points, there are 50 or more other provisions in the Colorado Revised Statutes upon which the DMV may suspend, revoke, or deny drivers' licenses. The more common reasons encountered by the City of Pueblo Municipal Court are as follows:
  • A defendant under 21 years of age has been convicted of a second or subsequent offense of unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage
  • A defendant under 21 years of age has been convicted of unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage and fails to complete court-ordered substance abuse treatment
General License Suspension Guidelines
Generally speaking, from a points accumulation standpoint, the DMV will suspend someone's driving privileges if points are accumulated as follows:
  • Adult (Age 21 and Older): Accumulation of 12 points or more within any 12 consecutive months or 18 points or more within any 24 consecutive months
  • Minor (Ages 18-20): Accumulation of 9 points or more within any 12 consecutive months, 12 points or more within any 24 consecutive months, or 14 points or more for violations occurring after reaching the age of 18
  • Minor (Ages 16-17): Accumulation of more than 5 points within any 12 consecutive months or more than 6 points for violations occurring prior to reaching the age of 18