Suspension of Driving Privileges May Happen Immediately
After chemical testing, if a person is determined to have a BAC (breath or blood alcohol content) of .08 or more, the officer will issue an Admin Per Se suspension on the day of the arrest.
The ninety (90) day Admin Per Se suspension will commence 15 days from the date it was issued and the driver is then prohibited from operating a motor vehicle for ninety (90) days.
If an individual refuses to submit to chemical testing or fails to successfully complete chemical testing, the officer will issue an Implied Consent suspension of driving privileges on the day of arrest.
The one (1) year Implied Consent suspension will commence 15 days from the date it was issued and the driver is prohibited from operating a motor vehicle for one (1) year.
The loss of driving privileges can occur before the driver has been convicted. In fact, it usually begins well in advance of the trial.