CA restricted license for DUI based on DMV loss
Question: I was arrested for a DUI in Santa Clarita, CA. I was later officially convicted of a DRY Reckless. I lost my DMV hearing which resulted in a 4 month license suspension. I was going to “ride out” my suspension but since I was court ordered to enroll in a DUI program I took advantage of the situation and applied for a restricted license. Since the DMV would require me to do the AB 541 alcohol program anyway if I wanted a restricted license.
Is there anything else I need to get other than being in the AB 541 alcohol program in order to get my restricted drivers license?
Answer: If you want to get a restricted license based on a DMV admin per se loss based on a DUI arrest, but were NOT convicted of a DUI, you will also need to get SR-22 insurance and pay a processing fee at the DMV. Also, note that based on the DMV admin per se loss from a 1st offense DUI arrest, you need to serve a 30 day hard driver license suspension before you would be eligible for the restricted driver license. Once the 30 day hard suspension is served and everything else is in place, you can get the restricted driver license at your local DMV office.
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