What Do I Need To Know If I Drive A Motorcycle And I’m Convicted Of DUI In Marin County?
When it comes to license suspension and driving privileges, there are certain restrictions that apply to someone who has a motorcycle versus a passenger vehicle.
If the DUI offender was driving a passenger vehicle, DUI conviction can result in a six-month license suspension, 12 months of work-only restricted driving, or six months of driving with an ignition interlock device (IID).
If the DUI offender was driving a motorcycle, DUI conviction can result in a six-month license suspension, or 12 months of work-only restricted driving; six months of driving with an IID will not be an option for a motorcyclist. If the defendant only has a motorcycle and cannot get a passenger vehicle, then the only option would be the straight 6 month suspension, as it is would be the quickest path to having driving privileges restored. It is not possible to put an IID on a motorcycle.
It’s important to understand that there are two different types of suspensions. If the DMV hearing was not requested or it was lost, then there will be an administrative suspension, which is typically shorter than the suspension associated with a court conviction. For example, if someone received a wet reckless in court, but the DMV hearing was either lost or not requested, then there would be a license suspension of four months of no driving, or one month of no driving followed by five months of work-restricted driving. If the defendant has a passenger vehicle as opposed to a motorcycle, then there would also be the option of four months of driving with an IID.
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