Department of Motor Vehicles

If you are arrested and your breath test shows your blood-alcohol level is 0.08% or more, or the officer believes that your blood test will come back 0.08% or above, they will take away your driver’s license and issue you a temporary license. The temporary license allows you to drive for 30 days following your arrest for DUI. It is a pink 8.5 x 11 piece of paper that warns you that after 30 days, your license will automatically be suspended for 4 months by the DMV. You only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing with the DMV to challenge that automatic suspension. If you request the hearing within the 10 days, they will extend your temporary license pending the outcome of the hearing. If you are arrested for DUI, what ever you do – don’t miss that 10 day window.