What happens to my driver’s license if I get a DUI or DWI?

What happens to my driver’s license if I get a DUI or DWI?

| Sep 14, 2020 | Firm News

Most people in Annapolis may take their driving privileges for granted until they lose them. If you are convicted with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) your driving privileges could be lost for a significant amount of time.

License revocation for DUI

The length of a licenses revocation or suspension depends on the number of offenses committed. If you are convicted of DUI, meaning your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or above, and it is your first offense, your driver’s license will be revoked for six months. If it is your second DUI offense, your driver’s license will be revoked for 12 months. If it your third DUI offense, your driver’s license will be revoked for 18 months.

License suspension for DWI

If you are convicted of DWI, meaning your BAC was 0.07% or lower but you were still found to be intoxicated, and it is your first offense, your driver’s license will be suspended for 60 days. If it is your second DWI offense, your driver’s license will be suspended for up to 120 days. If it is your third DWI offense, your driver’s license will be suspended for up to 12 months.

The impact of losing your driver’s license

Being unable to drive can seriously impact a person’s life. Many people in Annapolis drive to work, so losing your license could put your job at jeopardy, not to mention your basic daily driving activities, such as taking your kids to school, going to the store or going to appointments. So, if you are facing a DUI or DWI you will want to take the steps necessary to develop a solid defense strategy.