Saturday, August 8, 2015

Your Options After A DMV Decision Following A DUI Arrest

The DMV will seek to suspend your license if you blew a .08 or more and were arrested for DUI.  Regardless of the Court disposition they will go after you for the excessive BAC.  The purpose of this article is to explain your options after a DMV administrative hearing.  Essentially you have two choices:

1.  You can wait out the full 4 month suspension and get your full driving privilege restored if you get an SR22 and pay the reissue fee.  2.  You can obtain an early reinstatement which gives you a restricted license to drive to and from work, to and from the classes and any essential Court ordered programs.  If you choose this option you need to get enrolled in an AB541 class, get an SR22 and pay the reissue fee.  In order to get this restriction you have to ride out a 30 day hard suspension where you cannot drive at all.  Also, the restriction will run a total of 5 months.

When you go to the program tell them you want to get enrolled for DMV purposes and you were not Court ordered to complete a class.