DUI “pink sheet” suspensions are separate from the supensions resulting from DUI convictions. The “pink sheet” is the Notice of Suspension and Temporary License that is given to you when you are arrested for an alcohol DUI. Your license continues to be valid for 30 days if your license was valid at the time of the DUI arrest, until the supension takes effect. The length of the suspension depends on the violation. In order to keep your license longer, you must set a DMV Hearing to challenge the suspension by calling DMV within 10 days of your arrest and set either an “in person” or telephonic hearing.
DUI “pink sheet” suspensions and DUI conviction suspensions can run at the same time if coordinated. The administrative suspension requires a minimum period of “NO” driving before a resticted license can be granted.
Half way down on the DUI “pink sheet” suspensions notice, it says you must call DMV and schedule the hearing within 10 days of the arrest or you waive the right to challenge it. The reasons for the administrative suspension are identified by a check mark at the top of the sheet. – age 21 and over with .08 B.A, (blood Alcohol level) or more, under age 21 with a .01 B.A. or more, Refusal to take a beath or blood test, on probation for a DUI with .01 B.A. or more, or driving a commercial vehicle with .04 B.A. or more. Suspensions can vary from 4 months to more than a year depending on the violation.
DUI administrative and conviction suspension rules are confusing but can be clarified by contacting a DUI Defense attorney to explain the process and review your case. Attorneys can appear for you in Court on misdemeanors and do the DMV hearings withjout you present in most cases. Christioph Law Offices, across from Vista Courts, have been handling DMV issues and defending DUI cases for over 35 years. They offer a free initial consultation by calling 760-941-5720.