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DUI & Driver's License Suspensions

Potential License Suspensions for DUI Arrests

The chart below shows the potential license suspensions that could be imposed for a DUI arrest. What is important to understand is that in most DUI cases, persons can face a license suspension as a result of the DMV proceedings and as a result of the court proceedings.

Meaning, the DMV will impose a suspension against a person's license independent of any court action if a person does not request a DMV hearing within 10 days of the DUI arrest or requests a hearing but loses the DMV hearing. A separate suspension will also be imposed if the DMV receives notice that a person was convicted of DUI in court.

To make things more confusing, the suspension periods imposed as a result of the DMV suspension and the court proceedings are often different in length, and the restricted license requirements are different.

It is important to consult with a DUI attorney to get a full understanding of the potential license consequences.

Please note that Senate Bill 1046, effective January 1, 2019, changes the restricted license eligibility time-frames. Please see our section on SB 1046 to see the changes.

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