The length of time a person’s driver’s license is suspended or revoked for a DWI varies depending on the severity of the offense, and the presence of what are known as aggravating factors. Aggravating factors include having an alcohol concentration over .20, having a child under the age of 16 in the car, and having a prior alcohol related license suspension on your record. Below is a general guide for what you can expect if your license has been suspended or revoked because of a DWI.
- 90 Days – First DWI. Can be reduced to 30 days if a guilty plea is entered.
- Six Months – Under the age of 21 when offense was committed.
- 180 Days / Six Months– Second DWI or alcohol related license suspension within the last ten years
- One Year– Test refusal. Can be reduced to 90 days with guilty plea if no prior DWIs or alcohol related license suspensions
- One Year – Third DWI or alcohol related license suspension within within the last ten years
- Indefinite Cancellation – Fourth DWI or alcohol related license suspension within the last ten years
If your alcohol concentration was over .20, or you had a child under the age of 16 in the car with you (aggravating factors), these suspension / revocation periods double.