I was arrested for a DUI earlier this year. I was later officially convicted (plead) of a DRY Reckless. Before my court conviction, I lost my DMV hearing which resulted in a 4 month license suspension. I was going to "ride out" my suspension but since I was court ordered to enroll in a DUI program I took advantage of the situation and applied for a restricted license. Since the DMV would require me to anyway if I wanted a restricted license. My original DMV suspension was going to expire on August 27th so I figured my restrictions would go away on that date and I would be eligible to receive full license capabilities. However, I found out today from the DMV that they add 2 months onto the original 4 month suspension so now I have to wait until October 27th. RIDICULOUS! Anything I can do??
Why did they say that they were adding two months on to your suspension? That doesn't sound right. Typically, when a court convicts a person of DUI, the DMV suspends their license for 6 months. When the license is suspended only because of the DMV hearing, it is for four months.
I agree with Mr. Pullman. You need to be certain what you plead to and what the consequences were. Perhaps you plead to a dry but the court ordered your license suspended. Or maybe the points for the dry put you over the limit and lead to a license suspension. I am really speculating here. Something is not right, at least on the info listed here.
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DMV suspends for 4 months based on loss of APS action (or failure to request APS hearing) after a DUI arrest. BUT, if you convert the 4 month hard suspension into a restricted license, it converts it to 1 month hard suspension, and 5 month restricted license. That is their policy regardless of whether or not there is a DUI conviction (and has been for a long time).
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