A DUI can result in a drivers license suspension in one of two ways. First, if the person arrested for DUI is .01 blood alcohol level (BA) or more and is under 21 years of age or on probation for a DUI and served with a pink sheet, or is over 21 and .08 or more BA at the time of driving. Secondly, if there is a conviction for VC 23152(a) DUI or VC 23152(b) driving with .08 or more, a DMV suspension is triggered.
When you are arrested or cited for DUI or other alcohol driving offense, you are normally served a pink sheet DMV Notice of Suspension besides the Court information. That pink sheet informs you that a hearing must be set within 10 days of arrest or the suspension is automatic. If you fail to set a hearing or loose the DMV hearing, the suspension is 1 year if under 21 or on probation and 4 months on a first offense if 21 or over. That suspension can be converted to a 5 month restircted license for workrelated and Court ordered DUI programs after 30 days of the suspension. You must have an SR-22 proof of insurance sent to DMV by you insurance company which states you are insured and they will notify DMV if you cancel. additionally, you need to be enrolled in a California DUI program, proof of enrollment is forwarded to the DMV. After 30 days of supension, if those things are verified at the DMV, they charge $125 and issue you a 5 month restricted license. The 6 month suspension by DMV for a conviction is immediately curable to a restricted with the same requirements of program, SR-22 and reissue fee.
There is more information concerning the suspension and restriction, as well as a procedure for the "under 21s" to get a restricted. Contact Christoph Law Offices at 760-941-5720 for a free consultation and additional information concerning DUI and DMV proceedures. We have handled over 3000 DUIs whiole out office has been across from Vista Courts for over 32 years.