What Happens to Your License When You Get a DUI
You have received a DUI and of course your first concern is are you going to lose your license? How are you going to get to work if you don’t have a license? If you don’t have a license how can you even work? We all know that receiving a DUI can be scary and the thought of losing your license is even scarier. We want to help you with your fears and try to help reduce the consequences of the DUI.
What are the Steps?
There are 2 separate legal processes that need to be dealt with when you receive a DUI. The first process is the criminal side of the DUI and dealing with the courts. The second process is the administrative side of the DUI and dealing with the Department of Licensing and trying to keep your license.
Back in the old days, when you were pulled over for a DUI, and then arrested, the officer would punch a hole in your license, making the license invalid. The current process is a little bit different. The arresting officer will file the DUI report with the prosecutor as well as filing a report with the Department of Licensing.
Don’t Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can do Today
If you do not address the administrative process with the Department of Licensing your license will only be valid for 60 days from the date of the DUI arrest. When the 60 days is up and you did not previously address the administrative process, then your license will be suspended for 90 days or more.
The are other options that can help you keep your license and we are going to address those options in the next upcoming posts.
Give us a Call
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of receiving a DUI, please don’t hesitate to give Rick a call or drop us an email, we'll get right back to you. He is an experienced DUI attorney and has been handling DUI cases since 1992.
If you have any questions at any time throughout the process you can always call and ask the office - we are more than happy to help.
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