DUI License Suspension

You have three options when it comes to the sometimes Automatic DOL Suspeions for DUI cases.

01

Request a Hearing

Apply for a DOL Hearing to fight the suspension.

02

Drive During the Suspension

Apply for the Ignition Interlock License.

03

Not Drive at all

You can choose to sit our your suspension but must re-instate.

What you need to know

License Suspension Facts

If you have been arrested on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and it was determined that:

  • You tested over the legal limit for alcohol, marijuana or drugs.
  • Or accused of refusing a breath or blood test.

Your license will be subject to an administrative suspension or revocation on the 30th day following your arrest.

The length of the suspension depends on several factors.  In fact, the department of licensing will revoke or suspend your driver’s license even if your DUI criminal charge is never filed or is dismissed in court.

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You only have 7 days to apply for a dOL hearing

After the 7 days, you will automatically lose your right to request a hearing.  Thirty days from the date of your arrest, you may lose your license, if the officer submitted a report to the Department of Licensing (DOL).  Even if the court appointed a public defender to represent you in your criminal case, you will not have an attorney appointed by any court to represent you against the DOL.   If you want to fight the suspension, call us today!

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For Persons accused of DUI or Physical Control

  • 90-Day administrative suspension if you took the breath test and the result was over .08 or a blood test and the THC result was 5 nanograms or higher, and this was the first DUI within 7 years.
  • One-year administrative suspension if you refused to submit to a breath or blood test, and this is the first DUI within 7 years.
  • Two-year administrative suspension if you took the breath or blood test and this is the 2nd or subsequent DUI arrest (The DOL has suspended or revoked your license following a DUI or Physical Control arrest within 7 years)

For Persons accused of DUI Under the Age of 21

  • 90-Day administrative suspension for the first offense, where an officer reports to the DOL that the under-aged person was driving or in physical control of a vehicle after consuming alcohol or marijuana or any drug, and a blood test shows any marijuana or alcohol above a .02.
  • One-year administrative suspension for the first offense, where an officer reports to the DOL that the under-aged person was driving or in physical control of a vehicle after consuming alcohol or marijuana or any drug and refused to submit to a breath or blood test.
  • Two-year administrative revocation (or until age 21, whichever is greater) if its is the second or subsequent offense where an officer reports to the DOL that the under-aged person was driving or in physical control of a vehicle after consuming alcohol or marijuana or any drug, and a blood test shows any marijuana or a breath test above .02, or the person refused to submit to a breath or blood test.

Learn more about License Suspensions and the DOL Hearing Process

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