What Happens to My Driver’s License When Convicted for Drunk Driving?

When facing drunken driving related charges many people ask: what happens to my driver’s license when convicted for drunk driving? The following is a list of the required actions that will be taken against your driver’s license based on the drunk driving Offense that you will be convicted for.

 

–      OWI-DUI First Offense

  • 180 day suspension of Driver’s License
    • Can get a Restricted Driver’s License after 30 days
  • Driver’s Responsibility fees of $1,000.00 a year for 2 years
  • Permissible for the judge to order vehicle immobilization for up to 180 days
  • Permissible for the judge to order a breath tether while on probation for the offense

 

–      OWI-DUI 2nd Offense

  • Minimum of a 1 year revocation of Driver’s License
  • Driver’s Responsibility fees of $1,000.00 a year for 2 years
  • Required vehicle immobilization for 90 to 180 days

 

–      OWI-DUI 3rd Offense

  • Minimum of a 5 year revocation of Driver’s License
  • Driver’s Responsibility fees of $1,000.00 a year for 2 years
  • Required vehicle immobilization for 1 to 5 years

 

–      OWVI-Impaired Driving 1st Offense

  • 90 day restricted Driver’s License
  • Driver’s Responsibility fees of $500.00 a year for 2 years
  • Permissible for the judge to order vehicle immobilization for up to 180 days

 

–      OWVI-Impaired Driving 2nd Offense

  • Minimum of a 1 year revocation of Driver’s License
  • Driver’s Responsibility fees of $500.00 a year for 2 years
  • Required vehicle immobilization for 90 to 180 days

 

–      OWVI-Impaired Driving 3rd Offense

  • Minimum of a 5 year revocation of Driver’s License
  • Driver’s Responsibility fees of $500.00 a year for 2 years
  • Required vehicle immobilization for 1 to 3 years

 

Often times many do not realize the sanctions that happen to their driver’s license when convicted for drunk driving. It is important to have an experienced attorney on your side to expain all possible penalties including what will happen to your driver’s lisence. If you have been convicted of a drunk driving offense contact an experienced DUI attorney from Rudoi Law today!