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Driver’s License Suspensions After DUI Arrests And Convictions

Driver’s licenses can be suspended for a number of reasons in California, including arrests on suspicion of DUI and convictions for drunk driving. At the Law Office of Rodney Gould, we provide time-sensitive, aggressive representation for drivers whose livelihoods and lifestyles are on the line after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Our founding attorney, Rodney Gould, has earned a strong reputation for successful outcomes on behalf of many drivers facing DUI-related driver’s license (DL) suspensions. We welcome your inquiry if you are in this position and understand how important it is to move quickly to turn things around in your favor if possible.

Things To Know About DUI Arrests, Hearings, Convictions And DL Suspensions

Within 30 days after your DUI arrest, you can expect an automatic administrative suspension if you have not gotten legal help to stop that from happening. This is why it is so important to seek out counsel right away. As your defense lawyer, Rodney Gould can request a hearing for you within the 10-day allowable time frame for doing so. Then, he can represent you in an administrative hearing at the Department of Motor Vehicles in an effort to preserve your driving privileges while your DUI case is pending.

If you do not petition to stop your administrative suspension, your license will likely be automatically suspended by the DMV within 30 days of your arrest. In fact, you can lose your license immediately after a DUI arrest regardless of what transpires in your criminal case.

If your license is suspended automatically after a DUI arrest, the suspension will typically be four months in duration. After that, you may recover it if you meet the requirements applicable to your case. But if you have pled guilty or had a conviction in your criminal DUI case in the meantime, it may take longer for you to recover your driver’s license. Suspensions for drivers convicted of DUI range from six months to four years or longer, depending on variables such as:

  • Refusal of chemical testing at the time of the arrest
  • Previous DUI convictions
  • The presence of a child or children in the car
  • Injuries or fatalities that resulted from an accident while intoxicated

To increase your chances of stopping DL suspension after a DUI arrest, work with an experienced lawyer who is ready to dig in and fight on your behalf.

Turn To Beat DMV

To discover options for avoiding or overcoming a DL suspension after a DUI arrest or conviction, reach out to Beat DMV, a division of the Law Office of Rodney Gould. The firm is dedicated to protecting your driving privileges.

Call 818-570-6989 or complete an online inquiry form.