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I Got a DUI, Am I Going to Lose My License?

Posted by Megan Lafata | Jun 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

A good attorney can help you keep your license. 

When you get arrested for driving under the influence your license will automatically become suspended 46 days after confirmation of your summary suspension. That's to say, you will lose your driving privileges unless you talk to an attorney quickly. Don't worry, the lawyers at Lafata Law can help you keep your license. 

The length of the suspension depends on a number of factors. First offenders that refuse testing will automatically be suspended for one year. First offenders that submit to testing resulting in a .08 BAC or higher or any amount of controlled substance will automatically be suspended for six months. For a second or subsequent DUI offense, drivers that refuse testing will be subject to a suspension of their driving privileges for three years. Similarly, those second or subsequent offenders that submit to chemical testing resulting in a .08 BAC or higher or any amount of controlled substance will face a one-year suspension of driving privileges. Before the suspension goes into effect, you will receive a confirmation of summary suspension.

It is important to talk to an attorney about your driving privileges right away after being arrested for DUI. There are many time sensitive legal nuances at play after a DUI arrest. For example, 46 days after the confirmation of your summary suspension, your license will be suspended. In order to challenge the statutory summary suspension, you have ninety (90) days to file a petition to rescind the statutory suspension in the court where your Driving Under the Influence case is pending. Once you have filed the Petition, you have a right to a hearing within 30 days, or on the first court date. 

Getting arrested for a DUI is stressful enough. Let the attorneys at Lafata Law navigate the law while you focus on yourself. Having a skilled attorney can get your license back either with or without a hearing. The skilled attorneys at Lafata Law will get you back behind the wheel after your DUI. If you get a hold of lawyer right after your DUI it is possible that you'll never lose a minute behind the wheel. A DUI isn't just a criminal matter; it can also cost you your license and livelihood. 

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Megan Lafata

Megan is the founder of Lafata Law LLC and former felony prosecutor. Megan is passionate about advocating for the rights of her clients and their families. 


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