What is an Admin Per Se driver’s license suspension?

Category: Traffic

An Admin Per Se suspension is a type of driver’s license suspension in Arizona. If you are arrested for DUI and a police officer serves you with this suspension, your driving privileges will be automatically suspended for 90 days, starting 30 days after your arrest.

If you hold an Arizona driver’s license, you will not be able to drive at all for the first 30 days. For the remaining 60 days, you’ll only be permitted to drive to and from work or school.

If your license is from out of state, you won’t be allowed to drive at all during the full 90-day suspension period.

You have the right to request a hearing for this type of suspension, but you must do so before the 30-day grace period ends. If you properly request an Admin Per Se Hearing, your suspension won’t take effect unless the police officer can prove at the hearing that you were driving under the influence. This hearing is separate from any criminal proceedings and is overseen by an administrative law judge at the Arizona Department of Transportation Executive Hearing Office.

It’s important to note that police officers don’t always file an Admin Per Se affidavit. They almost always do in breath test cases, but they might not in blood test cases due to the time it takes to get blood test results. Some officers will file the affidavit once they receive the blood test results, while others may not.

Lastly, an Admin Per Se Suspension doesn’t require you to obtain SR-22 insurance coverage to reinstate your driver’s license.

Losing the ability to drive is the worst part of being arrested for DUI.  The DUI attorneys at Davis Miles, PLLC can help. We can file a hearing request with the Arizona Department of Transportation Executive Hearing Office to keep the Admin Per Se driver’s license suspension from going into effect. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation