Criminal Defense in Ventura County
Can I Drive after a DUI Conviction?

Can I Drive after a DUI Conviction?

Besides a county jail sentence and fines, one of the potential penalties for any conviction for DUI is license suspension. The length of time depends on you the circumstances of the crime and your previous criminal history.

If you were convicted of a DUI for the first time, you automatically lose your driver’s license for at least 30 days, followed by either a either a five-month restriction to drive to, from, and for work and to and from an alcohol treatment program, or an additional two-month restriction which allows you to drive only to and from the program. First-time offenders can receive license suspension between six to ten months upon conviction.

If you were convicted of a DUI for the second time, you are able to obtain a restricted driver’s license after 12 months (one year) without driving privileges. Second-time offenders can receive a license suspension for up to two years upon conviction.

If you were convicted of a DUI for the third time, you are able to obtain a restricted driver’s license after 18 months without driving privileges. Third-time offenders can receive a license suspension for up to three years upon conviction.

If you were convicted of a DUI with injury, your license can be suspended for up to three years. If you were convicted of a DUI with serious injury, your license can be suspended for up to five years. In both cases, you cannot obtain a restricted license.

If you were arrested and charged with a DUI, contact our Ventura criminal defense attorney at Wilfert Law P.C. and schedule a free consultation today.

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