i was charged with a DUI and failure to control. i did not refuse the Breathalyzer test. also, this is my first offense. The arresting officer explained to me that my Ls would only be under suspension for 90 days. Then i get to court judge tells me, the minimum is 12 months. i was placed on Probation and was told i had to take drivers intervention program. All of this for my first offense. no criminal record at all.
The officer was referring to the administrative license suspension issued by the BMV when you either fail or refuse the test. If you are eventually convicted of an OVI the 12 month suspension and DIP program are the minimums. You should get credit for time under suspension prior to conviction and you should be able to get driving privileges for work, school, and other necessities.
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