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  • California automatically gives you a suspension but that can be reversed quickly by requesting a hearing.
  • Most circumstances allow you to drive to work if you meet certain requirements.
  • DUI Defense lawyers can find ways to minimize or completely dismiss California DUI charges based on your DUI arrest details.

By filling out the form we will be able to determine what penalties you will be facing and what the chances are of a dismissal or reduction in charges.

DUI License Suspension Laws in California

If you are arrested for a DUI in California, your license may be suspended through either the criminal court system or the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). A first-time DUI offense can result in a minimum license suspension of four months, while multiple DUI convictions within ten years can lead to up to three years of license suspension.

DMV License Suspension Hearing

After a DUI arrest, you can request a DMV hearing to contest the suspension of your license.  At the hearing, you can present evidence and arguments to challenge the suspension of your license.

DUI License Suspension for Refusal to Take a Chemical Test

If you refuse to take a chemical test (breathalyzer or blood test) when pulled over for suspicion of DUI, your license may be suspended for up to one year. Additionally, you may face further penalties in criminal court if you are convicted of DUI.

Restricted License Eligibility in California

If your license is suspended due to a DUI conviction, you may be eligible for a restricted license that permits you to drive to and from work, school, and certain appointments. However, you must complete a DUI education program and have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle before applying for a restricted license.

Ignition Interlock Devices

An ignition interlock device (IID) is a breathalyzer installed in your vehicle that requires you to blow into it before starting the car. If the device detects alcohol on your breath, the car will not start. If you are convicted of a DUI in California, you may be required to install an IID in your vehicle to regain your driving privileges.

Reinstating Your License After DUI Suspension

If your license is suspended due to a California DUI conviction, you must take specific steps to have your license reinstated. These may include completing a DUI education program, paying fees and fines, and providing proof of insurance. The duration of the suspension and reinstatement requirements depend on the specifics of your case.

DUI License Suspension and Employment in California

A DUI conviction and resulting license suspension can have significant impacts on your ability to work, particularly if your job requires a valid driver’s license. Consider the potential impact of a DUI conviction on  our employment and alternative transportation options if necessary.

DUI License Suspension and Insurance Rates

A DUI conviction can also have a significant impact on your auto insurance rates. Your insurance company may consider you a high-risk driver and increase your rates accordingly. Look for the best insurance options after a DUI conviction in California to avoid paying higher rates than necessary.

Challenging a License Suspension From a CA DUI

If your license is suspended due to a DUI conviction or refusal to take a chemical test, you may have options for challenging the suspension. These options may include requesting a DMV hearing, hiring an experienced DUI attorney, or using alternative transportation options such as public transit or carpooling.

Understanding the legal process, California DMV hearings, and your options for getting your license back is essential. By taking proactive steps to challenge the suspension and meet reinstatement requirements, you can get back on the road and resume your daily responsibilities.

Benefits of Getting a Free DUI Evaluation

What are your options after being arrested and charged with a DUI in California? Is the case against you a “slam dunk” or is there a chance you can have the charges dismissed or reduced?

Know if your DUI can be dismissed

Chance of plea bargain or conviction

Prevent license suspension

Specific penalties based on your case

Estimated fines and costs involved

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DUI Arrest Evaluation FAQ's

The Free DUI Arrest Evaluation is a confidential service that allows you to input details about your DUI arrest.

Your responses will be reviewed by a network of experienced DUI lawyers who can provide a preliminary evaluation of your case, likely outcomes, and potential defense strategies.

While our network of DUI lawyers can provide an initial forecast and suggest potential strategies based on the details you provide, the final outcome of any legal case can depend on a multitude of factors and cannot be guaranteed.

This service is meant to be a starting point in your legal journey and to help you understand the potential scenarios you might face.

Your information will be viewed only by our network of DUI lawyers who will evaluate your case. We prioritize your privacy and confidentiality, so your information will never be sold or shared with any other entities without your explicit consent. Your details are encrypted, secure, and will never be sold or shared without your explicit consent.

Protect Your Future in 3 Simple Steps

1. Take the short DUI Arrest Evaluation

It includes questions about your DUI arrest like the circumstances, your BAC level, any previous DUI offenses, and other relevant details.

2. Receive Your Free DUI Arrest Evaluation

This report will outline the potential implications of your DUI arrest, the likely outcomes, and some suggestions for a defense strategy.

3. Fight Your DUI Case

This Evaluation is entirely free, confidential, and carries no obligation, but it can be the first step towards actively fighting your DUI charges.

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