If you were arrested for a DUI, and agreed to a blood, breath or urine test, then you face a 90 day Admin Per Se license. The Admin Per Se suspension will 15 days from the date of the service of the Admin Per Se Affidavit. If you have an Arizona Driver’s License, your license would be taken by the officer and you are given a piece of paper which would act as a temporary license for the next 15 days. If you refused to take a blood, breath or urine test, you face a 1 year Implied Consent license suspension.
Admin Per Se Hearing
You may request a hearing with DMV to challenge your suspension. However, that request must be filed within 15 days or your suspension will automatically begin. If a request for hearing is timely filed, a hearing will be held before an administrative law judge. At the hearing the judge determines if:
- The officer had probable cause to arrest you for DUI
- You submitted to a chemical test which indicated an alcohol level of .08% or more in any other type of vehicle, or the presence of a controlled substance; and
- The blood, breath or urine test was accurately obtained.
If the judge find the suspension valid, it usually goes into effect in around 30 days. Driving while your license is suspended, could result in additional criminal charges.
Admin Per Se Restricted License
The Admin Per Se suspension is for 90 days. However, you can get a restricted license after 30 days. But,this license only allows you to drive to work, school, or alcohol treatment classes. To qualify for the restricted license, you must complete a screening session. It costs roughly $80 and screening locations are available all over the State. The screening session is a 45 minute meeting with a counselor, who will ask you questions about your drinking habits. The counselor will then identify how many drug or alcohol classes you need in a treatment plan. If convicted, you will have to complete the classes, but for the restricted license you need only do the screening. You may also be required to get SR22 insurance, or high risk insurance.