Driver's License Suspension Time Limits?

With regards to 13352(a)1 for a first offender, the license suspension is stated to be 6 months. However, in the same section, it states that the DMV will not reinstate a license until their program requirement has been met. (Which conceivably could take longer than 6 months to accomplish) In situations such as that, how would 13556 be applied? How long could the DMV suspend a license for in that situation and still be within the law as stated in 13556?

Encinitas, CA -

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Anthony Michael Solis

Anthony Michael Solis

Criminal Defense Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
Answered

the first offender program is 3 months. Upon conviction, you get suspended and the DMV won't reinstate until the program requirement has been met. however, you can get a restricted license if you show proof of enrollment in the program.

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Sholeh Iravantchi

Sholeh Iravantchi

Criminal Defense Attorney - Santa Ana, CA
Answered

Agree with Mr. Solis. Also fulfillment of required program is the condition for suspension to be lifted.

James Melvin Taylor

James Melvin Taylor

Criminal Defense Attorney - Banning, CA
Answered

The DMV will suspend your driving privileges until their requirements are satisfied, such as proof of enrollment or completion of DUI AB541 first offender program (if not enhanced), SR-22, and a fee.

David Philip Shapiro

David Philip Shapiro

Criminal Defense Attorney - San Diego, CA
Answered

Maybe, but only if your BAC was .20 or higher of if you have a prior DUI within 10 years.

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