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DUI License Suspension

If you have been arrested for or charged with a DUI in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, or anywhere in Orange County, California, you face an automatic license suspension. You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to contact the DMV to request an administrative hearing about your license suspension. It is vital that you contact the Newport Beach criminal defense attorney at the firm who can accompany you and represent you at the DMV hearing to help you avoid such a suspension.

Since the DMV Hearing will be the first opportunity to challenge the allegations and evidence the government has against you, it is very important to have a skilled DUI defense attorney at your side. In the event that the DMV does not have sufficient proof of your charges to suspend or revoke yoru license, your driving privileges can be reinstated.

License Suspension Periods

If the person arrested for a DUI is 21 years of age or older, took a blood or breath test and the results showed 0.08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or more:

A first offense will result in a 4-month driver's license suspension.

A second or subsequent offense within 10 years will result in a 1-year suspension.

Under certain criteria, a person can obtain a restricted driver's license to allow him or her to drive to and from work and his or her alcohol classes. Newport Beach DUI defense lawyer Scott D. Hughes can assist you in obtaining a restricted license.

If you are under 21 year of age, took a preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) test or other chemical test and the results showed 0.01% BAC or more, your driving privileges will be suspended for 1 year. There are exceptions to this suspension period, specifically for a critical need to drive. Contact the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes immediately for assistance in presenting evidence of your "critical need" in order to obtain a restricted license.

Need help avoiding a DUI license suspension? Contact the Newport Beach DUI defense attorney at the firm today!

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