Information on Third DUI License Suspension Length in California


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Were you recently arrested for your third DUI and want to know the consequences your 3rd DUI has on your Drivers License?

PLEASE NOTE: THIS DOES NOT APPLY IF YOU’RE CURRENTLY ON PROBATION FOR A PRIOR DUI.  Read Below for Information for people still on probation.

For a third DUI conviction within 10 years, you are looking at a 2 year
“hard” suspension of your drivers license.  As of August 2010, the court now has the discretion to suspension your drivers license up to 10 years on for a third DUI offense.

If a certain plea is negotiated in court, you may be eligible for a restricted license after serving a mandatory 6 month hard suspension.  Please realize that this restricted
license is not automatically granted.  An experienced DUI attorney must negotiate the plea in a very specific manner in order to be eligible for a restricted license.

If you have a commercial drivers license, a third DUI conviction is a life long disqualification of your commercial drivers license.

If your on probation for your prior DUI arrest and are convicted of a 3rd
offense DUI, you are ineligible for a restricted drivers license and
must serve out the full suspension

However, if you beat your DMV hearing and are able to reduce the DUI charge in court, you will not be required to serve any suspension, but contacting DMV within
10 days of the DUI arrest is required.

If you would like more information about how your experienced DUI attorney can save your right to drive, call 877-717-2889 to speak to an experienced DUI attorney now.