It is no secret that being charged with a DUI is not a joke. After all, due to the fact that there are so many DUI accidents happening every day, law enforcement authorities are not very forgiving when it comes to dealing with DUI offenders. Among many penalties that come along with DUI charges, is a chance to lose your driving privileges.
That is right – if you refused to submit yourself to a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) test or perhaps failed it and your BAC was significantly above regulated standards, the arresting officer is going to take your driver’s license from you.
Your driving privileges are going to be automatically suspended if you will not initiate an administrative DMV hearing within 10 days after you have received the notification of suspension. If you are going to lose the DMV hearing, your license is going to be suspended. If it is your first DUI offense, it will be suspended for up to 180 days. If it is your second DUI offense – you will lose the license for up to 2 years. Finally, if it is your third DUI offense, the license may be suspended for up to 10 years.
During the DMV hearing, it is very important to have a qualified as well as experienced Sacramento DUI attorney. Although it is a different kind of hearing than the one that takes place in criminal court, the fate of your driving privileges is going to be decided here, so it is in your very best interest to make sure that a good attorney is representing you and is doing his best in order to help you keep the license and not to lose driving privileges for a very long time.