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Driver's License Revocation Periods

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Driver’s License Revocation Periods

Having your driver's license suspended or revoked is one of the worst sentences a judge can impose. In today's day and age, driving is almost a necessity—especially if you want to keep your job, provide for your family, and maintain relationships with family and friends. Even if you live in a city that offers public transportation, the simple act of going to the grocery store is a hassle when you are unable to drive.

In California, even first time DUI offenders will automatically have their license suspended. Unless you have a confident and skilled DUI defense attorney on your side, this suspension is automatic and can last up to 6 months. At the Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed, our DUI defense lawyers can request a formal DMV hearing to challenge the automatic suspension of your driver's license—but you must act quickly. You only have 10 days from the time you are arrested to request this hearing.

Driver's License Suspension & Revocation Periods

  • 1st Time DUI Offense –Driver's license suspension for 6 months
  • 2nd Time DUI Offense –Driver's license suspension for up to 2 years
  • 3rd Time DUI Offense – Driver's license suspension for up to 3 years
  • 4th Time DUI Offense – Driver's license suspension for up to 4 years
  • Habitual Traffic Offense – Driver's license revoked for 3 years
  • Commercial Truck Driver 1st Offense – Commercial driver's license suspension for 1 year + loss of regular driver's license
  • Commercial Truck Driver's 2nd Offense - 2nd offense results in permanent loss of commercial driver's license. + loss of regular driver's license

If you have been arrested and charged with DUI in California, it is important to contact an experienced DUI defense attorney immediately. Your attorney will need to request your DMV hearing and represent you in court. Even if you lose your DMV hearing, your attorney can petition the court for a hardship license. A hardship license will allow you to drive to and from work, school, medical appointments, and DUI School. This alone can make your life a whole lot easier and lessen the burden of your DUI.

Let Our Oakland Attorney Fight for You

Our DUI law firm serves clients in Oakland, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and throughout the East Bay. Call the Oakland Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed today to set up a review of your case at (510) 907-6600. We proudly help clients in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Concord, and the surrounding areas!


If you are already detained, we are also available for phone consultations and jail interviews. You can fill out a confidential contact form. You don't want to lose your driver's license—and we don't want you to either. With over 10 years of experience, we have the capability to help our clients receive the best possible outcome possible.


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    “He worked hard and diligently while going the extra mile. He was patient and caring during my ordeal and even followed up and checked on me afterwards.”
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    “Mr. Ahmed did his thing to make sure I did not spend one day in jail! His ability to explain everything along the way really helped through this stressful episode.”
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