There is a DUI license suspension action in addition to any suspension resulting from a conviction if there is alcohol involved in most cases if you are .08 Blood Alcohol level or greater or .01 or greater if under 21 or on DUI probation. If you are arrested for DUI and there was no alcohol in your system only drugs and there was no refusal to take the test, then you are facing only the possible suspension if there is a conviction for DUI. Most cases involve alcohol and there is a separate suspension notice and 30 day temporary pink slip given to you at the time of arrest when your California license is taken away by the officer, or you are served this pink sheet notice and you have an out of state license.
You should read the "pink" sheet Notice of Suspension and temporary license because a DMV Hearing must be set within 10 days of the arrest in order to challenge the suspension or you waive the right to a hearing. Simply by setting the hearing, a 60 temporary license will be issued to you instead of the 30 day temp as long as you were valid at the time of the arrest. Normally your attorney would set the hearing according to his schedule and often you would not have to be present at that hearing depending on the evidence. The suspension, if imposed from this action on a first offense is four months, however, you may be eligible to convert it to a 5 month restricted license for work and Court ordered programs after 30 days of suspension.
An experienced DUI attorney knows the issues for these DUI License Suspension hearings and the Criminal DUI case as well as the proceedures to assure the best possible result in your case. Contact Christoph Law Offices at 760-941-5720 for a free consultation and evaluation. Located across from Vista Courts for over 32 years and providing the highest level of professional and personal representation, we can help you achieve the best result in your case.