Whether you fail or refuse a
DUI blood or breath test, the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) will
suspend your driver’s license for 12 months. If it occurs again within 84
months, your driver’s license will be suspended for two years. If
your driver’s license was revoked, the AZ MVD must complete an investigation
prior to reinstating your driving privileges.
Remember, you face additional criminal charges if convicted of a DUI in
court. If you drive with a suspended or revoked license, your vehicle
may be impounded for 30 days.
Getting Your Driver’s License Back
Fortunately, you have a chance to get your driving privileges back by requesting
an AZ MVD administrative hearing. Keep in mind, MVD hearings have do not
affect your criminal proceedings and court decisions. However, if your
suspension or revocation was categorized as “mandatory,” you
are not able to request a hearing.
The following are several ways to request a hearing for your AZ MVD suspension:
- E-mail your request to AZ MVD
- Complete a hearing request form and either take it to an AZ DMV office
or mail it to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Executive
- Fax your request to (602) 241-1624
Upon receiving your request, your hearing will be scheduled within 30 to
35 days. If you request a hearing outside of Tucson or Phoenix, your hearing
may be scheduled within 60 days.
Make sure you check your notice to see if your suspension or revocation
is placed “on hold” until your hearing is completed.
For more information about
reinstating your driver's license,
contact Naegle & Crider at (480) 418-0776 or fill out our online form to schedule
a free case consultation today.