So you've received a DUI and now you're wondering--what now? Figuring out your next steps in the DUI process can be hard, especially since DUI requirements vary from state to state and case to case. Below are some guidelines for what to expect after you've received a DUI. Some or all of the following may be required after a DUI, depending on the state and severity of the offense.
DUI Court Process
In most states following a DUI arrest, a prosecutor will file criminal charges and you will need to go to court. The court process typically includes an arraignment and then sentencing if you plead guilty to the charges. If you plead not guilty, there will be a preliminary hearing and then a trial before sentencing. In the instance that you plead guilty and admit to the charges, you will receive your sentence and the requirements that you must fulfill for the courts. These requirements may include: paperwork, alcohol evaluation, alcohol education, alcohol treatment, installation of an ignition interlock device, and SR-22 insurance.
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After you have received a DUI, you may face license suspension through the DMV. In most states, if your blood alcohol content (BAC) was over a .08 or a chemical test was refused the DMV will likely start the license suspension process as soon as they receive the arrest notification from the officer. The DMV process after a DUI will typically move quicker than the courts--so make sure you have your paperwork completed accurately and any other requirements fulfilled to speed up the DUI process. Most states will allow DMV requirements to overlap court requirements for a DUI--so if an ignition interlock device is required for both the DMV and the court the lease length will overlap as opposed to having to start a second lease after the first lease is up.
Navigating the requirements after a DUI can be confusing--especially with the differences between states and DUI cases. We offer free guidance and support to anyone going through the DUI process. Reach out to a DUI expert to get started.
Completing DUI Requirements
It's important to stay on top of your DUI requirements in order to get back on the road as quickly and smoothly as possible. The DUI process and requirements can be challenging to work through alone. DUI.org is a free resource to help you have a better understanding of the DUI process and to provide you with DUI experts who can help you fulfill your DUI requirements.
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