Period of Suspension

(Last Updated On: October 22, 2018)

Explanation of a Period of Suspension

In a non-refusal case, if the test results indicate an alcohol concentration of .08 or more for a non-commercial driver’s license, then the individual’s period of suspension for driving is 90 days.

However, so long as the driver did not cause serious physical injury to another person, has not been convicted of a prior drinking and driving charge in the past 84 months and has not had his/her privilege to drive suspended for a prior drinking and driving charge, he/she is entitled to a restricted driver’s license after an initial thirty (30) day suspension.

For the remaining sixty (60) days the individual may drive to and from work, school or court hearings.

In a refusal case, driving privileges are revoked for twelve (12) months. However, current Arizona law allows for a restricted license in cases where the driver does not have a prior refusal or did not cause serious physical injury to another person.

He/she would have to endure an initial 90-day period of suspension.

He/she would also need to obtain an ignition interlock device and obtain SR-22 insurance.

The restricted license will allow the individual to drive the remaining nine months of the 12-month suspension.

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