I handled the DMV hearing on my own. I just found out my license will be suspended beginning mid-May. I am leaving for an internship next week. I am coming back mid-July. I need to drive as soon as I get back. If I get a restricted license in Mid-July but my suspension begins in May how long will my license be restricted for when I get back in Mid-July? I mean, will any of the earlier suspension count? Thank you.
Complicated question, because for a first offense, and that's what I'm assuming this is, it's a 30 days suspension followed by a restricted and six months of a restricted following a conviction. So that means, if you're not convicted to August, the six months will run the date of conviction in august.
Confused? - You're not alone.. most attys can't figure out DMV either.
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So, it sounds like your court hearing is not until your get back? Or are you hiring an attorney to handle it why you are gone? If the latter, then there are some options to move things along via the attorney appearing in court for you without you present.
More information is needed to properly answer your question. Is this a first-time DUI? Is this a DUI? Are you under 21? Can you get a critical needs restricted license instead? Talk to your attorney, as he or she knows the facts of your case and can best help you. Good luck.
Addressing just the DMV suspension as a result of the lost DMV APS hearing, in which you represented yourself, your license (assuming a first time DUI within 10 years and you are over 21) should be suspended for 4 months....after 30 days of which you would be eligible for a restricted license provided you obtain/maintain SR-22 insurance, pay a $125 reissuance fee to DMV, and show DMV proof of your enrollment in a 3 or 9 month (depending on the BAC level) DUI program.
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