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ALR (Administrative License Revocation)

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Your operatorís license and/or operating privileges can be revoked under the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) law. This law authorizes law enforcement to immediately confiscate a driverís license as a result of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrest. Drivers, who are eligible, may receive a temporary license for 15 days.

Drivers who refuse the test will be revoked for a one (1) year time period. Drivers who fail the test will be revoked for 180 days - for first offense, or for one (1) year for any subsequent offense within a 15 year time period.

When the temporary license expires, you may be eligible for an Ignition Interlock Permit. You will need to contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to determine eligibility, for the requirements needed and complete the application for the Ignition Interlock Permit.

Drivers may file a petition to request a hearing to contest the revocation. If you file a petition for the Administrative Hearing, you will not be eligible for the Ignition Interlock Permit, unless ordered by the court for the Driving Under the Influence related offense. The petition must be mailed within 10 days of Notice being served to the driver.


Reinstatement Requirements:

1. Surrender operatorís license/permit (if not done at the scene) or sign an affidavit of lost license if you no longer have possession of the license. This does not apply if the license has expired.

2. Pay a $125.00 reinstatement fee. Payment must be in the form of a cashierís check or money order made payable to the Department of Motor Vehicles or online with MasterCard, Visa or Discover. When submitting payment, include identifying information (i.e. name, date of birth, license or social security number and current mailing address). Payment submitted by personal or business checks or not for the required amount will be returned.


Testing Requirements:

Drivers who have had their operatorís license and/or privileges revoked, must test and apply for a new license.