Q: How many DUIs can I have before I get my license taken away?
A: If the DMV makes an administrative finding that you were driving under the influence, you will lose your license immediately. This typically happens when you take a chemical test or refuse testing. Revocation for breath tests above .08 and refusals happens immediately, at which point you are issued an advisement telling you your license was revoked and that you have 7 days from the revocation to request a DMV hearing.
If you take a blood test, the DMV will get the results of the test and revoke you if the DMV determines from the results that you were under the influence. They will mail you a notice of revocation and you will have 10 days from the postmarked date notice to you to request a DMV hearing.
If you are convicted of DUI subsequent to your administrative revocation, you can and likely will be suspended again for the conviction. Those revocations will run concurrent to each other, meaning they will overlap. However, if you have reinstated with an interlock-restricted license before your conviction enters, you may have to serve another mandatory 30 day suspension period.
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