When one is convicted of a DUI in a court when are the persons license taken and when does the suspension begin? 13 Answers as of July 02, 2013

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
The license is taken and the suspension begins on the date of the conviction.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 7/2/2013
Law Office of Thomas C. Phipps | Thomas C Phipps
It depends on your driving record and how many points you get from the DWI. You should talk to an attorney if you haven't already retained one.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 6/27/2013
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
It begins after the paperwork has been sent by the court clerk to the DMV, and the paperwork has been processed by the DMV. Every DMV in each state has their own guidelines as to when the suspension/revocation will occur. Do not worry, you will be notified and formally given the start date of their action.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 6/27/2013
Hudson Bair | Hudson Bair
This question is best answered by the attorney who helped you, if you pled guilty to a DUI in court, your license is suspended the day you plead "guilty." You will receive notice from the DMV sometime down the road but you are suspended the day you plead. If you failed to request a DMV hearing your license may have already been suspended.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/27/2013
S. Joseph Schramm | Joseph Schramm
The Department of Motor Vehicles will send you notice and the suspension should run from that date.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 6/27/2013
    Catchick Law, PC
    Catchick Law, PC | Matt Catchick
    In Michigan, almost all licensing sanctions are handled through the Secretary of State, not the Judge. In most DUI cases, the defendant receives a letter from the Secretary of State, detailing exactly what particular sanctions they will take against the person's license. That letter is usually issued about 5-10 days after the date the plea is taken by the Judge. The Secretary of State letter should confirm the exact start date and end date of the suspension period.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/27/2013
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    Suspension is handled by the Department of Licensing. You should receive a suspension notice.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/27/2013
    The Gardner Law Firm, PLC | Brandon Gardner
    Typically after sentencing the court notifies the secretary of state of the conviction and the secretary of state sends you a written notice informing you of the suspension including when the suspension takes effect and when it ends.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/27/2013
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    The person is convicted when they either plead guilty or are found guilty. The suspension starts when the DMV tells you that you are suspended. Usually right after the plea.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/27/2013
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    There are 2 separate proceedings, one at the DMV and one at the court. They 2 proceedings are complete separate and have very little to do with one another.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/27/2013
    MatthewR. Schutz, Esq | Matthew R. Schutz
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 6/27/2013
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