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2019 DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION GUIDE


By Dominick R. Welch

To get a restricted license following your first conviction for a DUI in California after January 1, 2019, you will need to do the following:

STEP 1: Enroll in a DUI Class;

List of California DUI Classes by County:  https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/individuals/Pages/DUI.aspx

STEP 2: Purchase SR22 Insurance from your insurance carrier for 3 years;

STEP 3: Choose option A or B:

 

OPTION A:

WITH IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE

4. Install an Ignition Interlock Device onto any car you own or drive;

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5. Go to the DMV, apply, and pay $125.00;

6. Drive for 6 months anywhere at any time;

7. Receive your full license back after six months.

OPTION B:

WITHOUT IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE

4. Perform a 30 day NO DRIVE period (no driving for any reason);

5. Go to the DMV, apply, and pay $125.00;

6. Drive for 11 more months only for work, school, or medical reasons;

7. Receive your full license back after twelve months.