License Suspension After a DUI
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is dangerous for you and everyone on the road. Your license will be suspended if you are arrested for driving under the influence. A DUI conviction, refusal to take a breathalyzer or failure of a breathalyzer can result in license suspension.
How Long Is My License Suspended?
The length of the suspension depends on your number of prior convictions. For example, if this is your first DUI conviction and you fail a breath test you agreed to take, your suspension will be for 90 days. However, your license will be revoked for a year if you have any other alcohol-related incidents on your record within the preceding five years.
Driving is a big part of a person’s life, and a suspended license can make it difficult to travel in your day-to-day life. There are still options for you if your license has been suspended, including applying for a hardship permit. Your normal license is still revoked, but having a hardship permit means you can drive under specific circumstances, often for your work commute.
Penalties for Driving With a Suspended License
Some people with a suspended license believe that if they drive carefully and keep to the speed limit, they can continue operating. However, there are several reasons other than unsafe driving that you could be pulled over, including something as simple as a broken taillight. You don’t want to risk being caught driving with a suspended license.
If you are arrested, you can face a minimum fine of $1,000 and could even serve jail time. Driving with a suspended license will be another conviction on top of your DUI, which will always be on your record. Repeated violations will result in a longer suspension.
Pedemonte Law: Your DUI Attorney
Being arrested for a DUI is a serious matter, and you want to protect your rights. At Pedemonte Law, we want to help you through the process and advocate for the best possible outcome. Contact us today.