When I Was Arrested for DUI, My Breath Test Indicated a BAC of .08. Will My Driver’s License Automatically be Suspended, Even Before I Go to Trial?

(Last Updated On: October 19, 2018)

Breath Test and Your Driver’s License

In regards to the results of your breath test, DMV may suspend your driving privilege if they feel it is warranted. The suspension will commence 15 days from the date the ticket is issued.

However, if you or your attorney takes appropriate action quickly enough, you can, at the very least, postpone the suspension for a while, and possibly even avoid it completely.

The suspension will be stayed if you or your attorney requests either summary review or a hearing within 15 days of the date of issuance.

If summary review is requested, your attorney will submit a written argument as to why your driving privileges should not be suspended.

Your driving privileges remain in effect for at least 20 days from the date of the request.

The documents submitted by your attorney will be reviewed by the MVD without a hearing and you will be notified of the decision within 20 days of the request.

Make sure that you have your documents ready BEFORE your consultation with your attorney.

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