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Will I lose my license for a DUI?

On Behalf of | Nov 11, 2022 | DUI |

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious crime that leads to various punishments and penalties. One of those is the possibility of losing your driver’s license.

When your blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 or more, you will lose your driver’s license for a conviction. How long you lose your license depends on whether you have had a previous DUI conviction.


The revocation period will increase with each additional DUI conviction. Your first time, you will lose your license for 180 days. The second conviction leads to a one-year revocation. If you have had three DUI convictions, then you will lose your license for three years.


These suspensions are not permanent, but they do take away your license, which means you must start over with securing the privilege. You can get your license back, but you must honor the revocation period first. You also must complete an approved assessment for alcohol use. If you receive recommendations in the process, you must also comply with those. You must secure a certificate of completion to turn in to the Department of Public Safety. The final step is to pay the fees. The fee can change because the law sets what it is. You will pay the fee amount set at the time of your offense.

Keep in mind that this is only one part of the punishment that you will receive when you have a DUI conviction. It is possible to receive additional suspensions or penalties on your license through other channels because a DUI is both criminal and administrative. So, make sure to look into the complete penalties in your case.