The loss of a driver's license can present a significant disruption in most people's lives. It can affect their ability to travel to and from work and complete other daily tasks. For individuals accused of a DUI, the arrest alone can cause their driver's license to be suspended. Within 20 days of the arrest, the accused individual can request a hearing to contest the license suspension. To avoid license suspension, the hearing examiner must find in the accused individual's favor.
If no hearing is requested, or the hearing examiner finds against the accused individual, the individual's license will be suspended for a period of time ranging from 90 days to 2 years. This is obviously a significant amount of time to be without a driver's license and the length of suspension depends on the seriousness of the incident and the existence of any prior DUI offenses.