DMV License Suspension After DUI

One of the first impacts of a DUI accusation is the administrative license suspension that occurs following most DUI arrests. In general, DMV seeks to suspend the operator’s license for persons who either fail a breath test after being arrested (.08 BAC or greater) or for persons who refused to provide a breath, blood, or urine test.

The length of license suspension from DMV can range from 90 days to 3 years. Under some circumstances, the accused will be eligible for a temporary operator’s license or hardship permit. Typically, the drivers’ license suspension after a DUI is longer when the accused refuses a breath test.

Contesting the DMV License Suspension

Time is of the essence if one seeks to retain his or her license following a DUI arrest. If a DMV ordered license suspension is to be contested, a request must be made within 10 days of the DUI arrest date. Therefore, to preserve your driving rights following an arrest for DUI, you should call the lawyers at Coit & Payment immediately for a free DUI consultation. Our attorneys will do everything we can to overturn your license suspension following an arrest for DUI.