How long does it take for a Suspended license to go into effect?

Asked over 2 years ago - Shawnee, KS

I plead guilty to a DUI on 12/13/11 for DUI. The DUI was from back in 07 of 2007. After I was arrested for the DUI they took my license, but the officer didn't fill out the paperwork correctly and I received my license back in the mail 2 weeks later. I have had a valid license ever since. Will they still suspend my license, and if so does it normally take this long for them to notify you of a suspension, it has been about 6 weeks since my guilty plea.

Did I essentially win the license hearing since they gave me back my license? If so, will they still suspend my license?

I ordered my driving record last week and it showed no indication of a DUI on my record, at least not yet.

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  1. Patrick Michael Lewis


    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . Yes, they will now suspend your license. They will use the rules in effect at the time of the suspension, although some changes in July 2011 can sometimes be brought into play. Yes, you did "win" the administrative hearing. Unfortunately for a dui to have no effect on your license you must win twice, once at the admin hearing and once in the criminal case. Often I see that the clerk does not send the conviction paperwork to the Department of Revenue until after the sentencing. The license is usually pretty quickly suspended thereafter. Does the Department still have your correct address? The reason your driving record does not show the dui yet is that your clerk has not sent the paperwork to Topeka.

    Legal disclaimer: Legal disclaimer: Patrick M. Lewis, (913) 558-3961, This answer is... more

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