If you get a DUI will your license automatically get suspended?


Asked on November 4, 2018 under Criminal Law, Alaska


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Whether a license is suspended for a DUI depends on the laws in the state in which you are arrested (and that punishment will typically follow back to your home state). While many jurisdictions will suspend a driver’s license for a first time DUI, some will hold off suspending a license until a second or third DUI arrest. Others do not issue a driver's license suspension for the DUI arrest itself, but rather for what you do during the offense I.e. refusing a breath test). Here is a link to an article that will explain more: https://criminal-law.freeadvice.com/criminal-law/drunk_driving/dui-and-drivers-license.htm

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