A Guide to Search Results for "Driver's License Suspensions" and "Driver's License Suspension Hearings"
The search term "drivers license suspension" and "driver's license suspension hearing" are frequently used by people who are looking for legal information about a driver's license which has been suspended; as this search tool is directed to the subject of drunk driving, most people are looking for information about a suspension due to a DUI arrest. The California Department of Motor Vehicles ("DMV") is the governmental agency responsible for enforcing the provisions of the so-called "administrative per-se" ("APS") laws. These harsh laws provide for the immediate suspension of the driver's license in drunk driving cases -- including immediate seizure of the license by the arresting officer. The confiscation and suspension must take place when either:
- 1. the person has taken a breath test at the police station with a result of .08% blood-alcohol or higher; or
- 2. the individual has a blood sample withdrawn for later analysis; or
- 3. the arrestee refuses to submit to either a breath or blood test; or
- 4. the driver is under 21 and has tested at .01% blood-alcohol or higher.
The length and terms of the suspension will vary depending upon the circumstances. It is critical to understand, however, that the individual arrested has a right to demand an administrative hearing -- but only if the demand is made within ten days of the arrest.
Are you looking for information about a "driver's license suspension" resulting from a California drunk driving arrest?
General overview of the laws in California concerning license suspensions imposed by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Laws and Procedures
Excellent explanation of California's DUI license suspension laws and procedures, from lawyer Lawrence Taylor.
Explanation of California's DUI license suspension procedures and laws.
Excellent summary of laws and procedures (and links) concerning DUI-related license suspensions.
- California Driver's License Laws
Sections of the California Vehicle Code relating to license suspensions, from the DMV's website.
- Interstate Driver's License Compact
Discussion of the Interstate Compact by which states honor driver's license suspensions in other states.
- State Licensing Agencies
Yahoo directory of websites maintained by governmental agency responsible for licensing.
- License FAQs
Frequently asked questions about driver's license suspensions.
Commentary on the defects, fallacies and Constitutional damage of the "war on drunk driving".
Are you looking for information about driver's license suspensions in states other than California?
Extensive verbatim DUI/license suspension laws of Louisiana.
Discussion of Massachusetts' suspension and revocation laws.
DUI suspension information from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
How to get your license reinstated in Illinois.
Summary of that state's driver's license laws.
DUI attorney's summary of Georgia DUI license suspension laws.
FAQs from the state government.