Whether you are awaiting your administrative hearing or you are convicted of a DUI, there are many ways your driving privileges are affected by a DUI arrest in Nevada.
In this state, every licensed driver automatically exercises implied consent to submit a chemical test after a DUI arrest. If you refuse or fail a chemical drug test upon a first-time DUI offense, your license will be confiscated and your driving privileges will be revoked for a period of 90-days. The police will then issue you a 7-day temporary license. Keep in mind, if you contest the 90-day revocation in writing, the DMV will issue you a temporary license that is valid at the time of submitting the request to the time of the administrative law judge’s decision.
On the other hand, if you choose a chemical blood test after DUI arrest, your license will not be automatically confiscated since your results will not be readily available. Once your blood test results are determined, the DMV will notify you—via mail—if and when your driving privileges have been suspended.
As we mentioned before, your driver’s license can also get suspended upon a DUI conviction. A first-time DUI conviction results in another 90-day license suspension, however, the DMV often allows drivers to obtain a restricted license which allows commuting to and from work.