A Guide to Search Results for "License Suspension"
The search term "license suspension", or "driver's license suspension", is frequently used by people who are looking for information about a suspension of a driver's license, often as a result of an arrest for driving under the influence, or "DUI". 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 (DUI) 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 the individual has a blood sample withdrawn for later analysis; or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 general (nationwide) information about a "license suspension" caused by a drunk driving arrest?
- Administrative License Suspensions (Alcohol)
Information about license suspensions resulting from drunk driving incidents.
Chart of license suspension penalties of all 50 states.
Are you looking for information about a California "license suspension" caused by a 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.
Good discussion of laws and procedures for DUI suspensions in California.
Explanation of the administrative "per se" suspension license suspension laws, from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Laws and Procedures
Excellent explanation of California's DUI license suspension laws and procedures, from lawyer Lawrence Taylor.
How to get a copy of your driving record from the California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles).
- Vehicle Code
The California Vehicle Code statute governing license suspensions for drunk driving.
Are you looking for general criminal information about drunk driving in California?
An excellent general overview of California's DUI laws, police procedures, license suspensions, DUI lawyers, car insurance, etc.
Discussion of the laws in California relating to driving under the influence.
Commentary on the defects, fallacies and Constitutional damage of the "war on drunk driving".
The Auto Club's summary of California's drunk driving laws.
The 20 questions most frequently asked by those arrested for DUI, from California attorney Lawrence Taylor
Are you looking for information about police procedures and/or blood and breath alcohol testing?
Good overview of police procedures and evidence in drunk driving investigations.
All about breath and blood alcohol consumption, metabolism and testing.
Extensive discussion about police evidence, from the Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor, including driving symptoms, personal appearance, field sobriety tests, breath testing and blood analysis.
- Online BAC Calculator
The "Drink Wheel": an online calculator to estimate your blood-alcohol level, from the manufacturers of the Intoximeter breath testing instrument.