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Colorado express consent law provides the basis for an officer to demand a blood or a breath test pursuant to a DUI stop.

To summarize, it says that by driving in Colorado you have already given your consent to agree to a chemical test to determine your blood alcohol content, or BAC, if the stopping officer has probable cause to believe that you are under the influence.

Under Colorado express consent law you have the right to choose either a blood or a breath test to make this determination. If you refuse to take such a test your license will immediately be taken and will be revoked for a period of one year. This revocation will run consecutively to any other restraints on your license, and there is no possibility for any sort of probationary or red license during this year suspension.

If you are convicted of driving during this suspension you will be sentenced to a mandatory jail term as well as facing an extension of your license suspension. Your refusal can also be used against you if your case goes to trial.

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