Drivers License Consequences of a Washington State DUI Conviction

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DOL Licensing Issues:

Washington DUI / Physical Control Arrest

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A Washington DUI or physical control arrest in which the breath test was refused or is a .08 or greater will trigger an action to suspend or revoke your license by the Washington Department of Licensing

If the breath test is below a .08 there will be no administrative action, however, you could still be charged with a DUI.

Administrative / Civil Process with DUI

This administrative/civil process can mean a loss of your license for anywhere from 90 days to two years based on the circumstances of your case. 

You have the right to challenge this action by the DOL by requesting a hearing within 20 days of the date of your arrest.   If you do not request a hearing or the DOL finds against you at the hearing, below are the license consequences you are facing.

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING - CIVIL PENALTIES

Admin. Action

Priors

Suspension

SR-22 Insurance

Ignition Interlock License (IIL)

BAC .08 or greater

1st in 7 years

2+ in 7 years

90 days

2 years

3 years

Can drive during suspension if:

  • $100 application fee
  • IIL application accepted by DOL;
  • IID on all cars you drive*; &
  • SR 22 insurance.

*IID not needed on employer vehicles with declaration from employer but must be installed on personal vehicle.

Refusal

1st in 7 years

2+ in 7 years

1 year

2 years

Under 21 & BAC .02 or greater.

1st in 7 years

2+ in 7 years

90 days

1 year


Facing a DUI Charge in Washington State?

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