Most of our clients charged with a DUI are understandably concerned about the impact this will have on their driver’s license. You need to be aware that a DUI could result in two different driver’s license suspensions:
1.) The “administrative” suspension – In many DUI cases, law enforcement will take your driver’s license at the time of your DUI arrest. This DHSMV “administrative” suspension is automatic, even though your case has not yet been heard in court. In other words, you can lose your license even though you are still presumed to be innocent.
2.) The “court” suspension – There are criminal court DUI penalties that require the judge to again suspend your driver’s license in the event you are later convicted of the DUI charge. This second suspension is separate and apart from the earlier administrative suspension.