DUI

If you were ARRESTED for DUI, what happens next (some or all may apply):

  • Your driver license was confiscated by the arresting officer and replaced with a citation that serves as a temporary license that expires in 29 days;
  • Your vehicle was more than likely impounded, click here to find out how to retrieve an impounded vehicle;
  • You should request a hearing within 10 days and fax the form to the Driver License Division;
  • You can seek legal counsel to represent you in your driver license hearing and also your court appearance; and
  • Your privilege to drive may be withdrawn on the 30th day after the date of arrest.
  • Any person being convicted of a DUI violation will be Ignition Interlock Restricted. If under 21 at the time of arrest it is for 3 years if 21 and older it is for 18 months.
  • Alcohol Restricted Driver Information read if you have been convicted or sanctioned.

  SUSPENSION TIMES

  • Driver 21 or older at the time of arrest, the following suspension periods will be imposed for a first offense:
  • Per-Se arrest – 120 days
  • Refuse to submit to a chemical test – 18 months
  • Driver 21 or older and has second or subsequent arrests, the following suspension periods will be:
  • Per-Se arrest – 2 years
  • Refuse to submit to a chemical test – 36 months
  • A driver under the age of 21 the suspension periods for drivers based on actions for a Per-Se arrest under UCA 53-3-223 or a Not-a-Drop arrest under UCA 53-3-231. These actions are administrative in nature and are not based on a criminal conviction of DUI, but the arrest report itself.
  • Suspension periods for DUI and metabolite court convictions will remain the same; however, the individual may petition the court for a shortening of the suspension period for the first offense for a violation of certain conditions have been met.
  • A driver under age 21 at the time of arrest and refuses to submit to a chemical test, the license will be revoked until the person is 21 years of age for a period of 2 years, whichever is longer, for a first offense, previously 18 months. This change will apply only to arrests that occur on or after July 1, 2011.

Driver age 19 or 20 at the time of arrest, the following suspension periods will be imposed for a first offense:

  • Not-a-Drop arrest – 6-month suspension effective 30 days from arrest date
  • Per-Se arrest – 6-month suspension effective 30 days from arrest date

A driver under the age of 19 at the time of arrest, the following suspension periods will be imposed for a first offense:

  • Not-a-Drop arrest – 1-year suspension effective 30 days from arrest date
  • Per-Se arrest – 2-year suspension effective 30 days from arrest date
  • Not-a-Drop or Per-Se arrest if committed prior to May 14, 2013 and the suspension or denial was based on the same occurrence upon which certain written verification’s received from the court are based – 6 month period