A likely consequence of a DC DUI conviction is the suspension or revocation of your license. In the District of Columbia, if you are convicted for a DUI, the DMV will automatically initiate procedures against you to either suspend or revoke your driver’s license. The DC DMV takes this step regardless of whether you are actually convicted of the DUI. We have previously discussed tips for preventing the license suspension while the case is pending. If you ultimately get convicted, there is virtually no way around suspension. If your license has been suspended or revoked in the District, there are important things to know to reinstate your driving privileges.
First, you must wait to reinstate your license after the suspension time or revocation period has ended. What this means is that you are not eligible for reinstatement within a certain period of time after your arrest, and the time period varies depending on whether you submitted to or refused to take the breathalyzer test during your arrest.