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. 1. the person has taken a breath test at the police station with a result of .08% blood-alcohol or higher; or
  2. 2. the individual has a blood sample withdrawn for later analysis; or
  3. 3. the arrestee refuses to submit to either a breath or blood test; or
  4. 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?

Are you looking for information about a California "license suspension" caused by a drunk driving arrest?

  • DUI California
    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.
  • California DUI Attorneys
    Good discussion of laws and procedures for DUI suspensions in California.
  • California DMV
    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.
  • DMV Driving Record
    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?

  • California DUI
    An excellent general overview of California's DUI laws, police procedures, license suspensions, DUI lawyers, car insurance, etc.
  • California DUI
    Discussion of the laws in California relating to driving under the influence.
  • DUI Blog
    Commentary on the defects, fallacies and Constitutional damage of the "war on drunk driving".
  • AAA
    The Auto Club's summary of California's drunk driving laws.
  • FAQs
    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?

  • California DUI
    Good overview of police procedures and evidence in drunk driving investigations.
  • Chemical Testing
    All about breath and blood alcohol consumption, metabolism and testing.
  • Police Investigations
    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.

Are you looking for a California attorney who specializes in drunk driving defense?

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