Generally speaking, on a DWI first offense:
- If you consent to giving a specimen of breath or blood – 90 days suspension.
- If you refuse to give a specimen – 180 days suspension.
Generally speaking on a DWI Second offense
- Minimum of 180 days up to 2 years suspension period.
The suspension periods can vary depending on prior DWIs or other alcohol related conduct and also depending on when the prior offenses or conduct occurred.
If you contest your license suspension (and request an ALR – Administrative License Revocation – hearing) within 15 days of the date of your arrest, you will get a hearing on your license suspension. In that case, your license will not be automatically suspended on the 41st day after your arrest.
If you do not contest your license suspension and request an ALR hearing within 15 days of your arrest, your license will automatically be suspended on the 41st day after your arrest.
This is why it is so important to hire an attorney quickly who can request an ALR hearing for you and fight for you to keep your license!