The criminal conviction for DUI / DWI can have a serious impact on your lifestyle – your driver’s license can be suspended affecting your work and personal life. If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI first offense or felony DUI), it would be a smart decision to hire a DUI defense attorney experienced and aggressive.
Drunk Driving and Driving License
If the arresting officer determines that the alcohol content in the blood (BAC) is above the legal limit of “blowing” on 0.08 in breath test; your driver’s license will be automatically suspended for 3 months after the 46th day from the date of arrest. However, in order to protect your driver’s license, you must request an administrative hearing – this is independent of its criminal DUI case. If you cannot request a hearing, your license can be suspended for 3-6 months (first offense DUI), or more if you have a prior DUI conviction.