How Will A DUI Impact Your Driving Privileges?
Drunk driving charges could mean the loss of your driving privileges. This can affect how you get to school, go to work, transport your children or even go to the grocery store. A DUI is a threat to your personal freedoms, and it is critical to fight back with a strong, thoughtfully prepared defense strategy.
Located in Manassas, Bristle Law, helps people throughout Northern Virginia fight back against various types of DUI charges. We will work diligently to protect your rights, keep you on the road, or reinstate your license after a suspension or revocation. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping you secure a beneficial outcome to your individual case.
DUIs And License Revocation
After driving under the influence charges, most people wonder: Will I lose my driver’s license? If it is your first DUI or you refused a breath test during a DUI traffic stop, you will face a license suspension of seven days. If convicted, you will face a license revocation for at least one year. The length of time you may lose your license depends on your DUI history and other factors. Revocation periods include the following:
- First DUI conviction: license revocation for one year
- Second DUI conviction: license revocation for three years
- Third DUI conviction: indefinite license revocation
After the period of revocation is over, we can help you walk through the appropriate steps to get your license reinstated. Our lawyers can also represent you in administrative hearings after a license suspension and help you fight for a restricted license. No matter the details of your individual situation, our goal will be to protect your long-term interests and right to drive.