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    My step-sister recently got a DUI, and was sentenced last Monday. Apparenly she had her license suspended for 30 days, but she can drive any car but her own (which she has been doing). Is this what commonly happens? We live in Arizona and she is only 19 as well. Just wondering, as it seems to defeat the purpose of being punished and keeping a dangerous driver off the streets if she can still drive, just not her car. Thanks!

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    Originally posted by drewmeister2 View Post
    My step-sister recently got a DUI, and was sentenced last Monday. Apparenly she had her license suspended for 30 days, but she can drive any car but her own (which she has been doing). Is this what commonly happens? We live in Arizona and she is only 19 as well. Just wondering, as it seems to defeat the purpose of being punished and keeping a dangerous driver off the streets if she can still drive, just not her car. Thanks!
    I've never heard of this. Typically when your driver's license is suspended, you cannot legally operate any motor vehicle. I think your step-sister was either misled, mistaken, or just flat out lying.
    *The only exception is a hardship license. These DL's are typically identified with the words "For Business Purposes Only" printed on the driver's license. But this is FL, not AZ

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      Originally posted by drewmeister2 View Post
      My step-sister recently got a DUI, and was sentenced last Monday. Apparenly she had her license suspended for 30 days, but she can drive any car but her own (which she has been doing). Is this what commonly happens? We live in Arizona and she is only 19 as well. Just wondering, as it seems to defeat the purpose of being punished and keeping a dangerous driver off the streets if she can still drive, just not her car. Thanks!
      Think you've gotten some bad information here. You're correct in stating that that would defeat the purpose of the suspension. What may have happened, and this was mentioned in the first reply. The court may have allowed driving for "Business purposes only". This is done rather routinely.

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        Originally posted by drewmeister2 View Post
        My step-sister recently got a DUI, and was sentenced last Monday. Apparenly she had her license suspended for 30 days, but she can drive any car but her own (which she has been doing). Is this what commonly happens? We live in Arizona and she is only 19 as well. Just wondering, as it seems to defeat the purpose of being punished and keeping a dangerous driver off the streets if she can still drive, just not her car. Thanks!
        When someone gets suspended for a DUI here in Arizona their license is suspended for 90 days if they submit to tests of their breath or blood. Their driver's license is seized and mailed to DMV. They receive a temporary driver's license which is actually a copy of the admin per se/implied consent paperwork. This is a VALID driver's license for 15 days after the date of the violation. The violator can request a hearing with DMV to get a restricted license but they have to do it within the first fifteen days if I'm not mistaken. This is the norm for a first time offender. For multiple DUI's the penalties get rather severe and rightfully so.


        A refusal of breath or blood tests is an automatic 1 year suspension. Period.
        Last edited by Desert DPS; 05-12-2007, 03:54 PM.

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          Dui Suspension

          Originally posted by drewmeister2 View Post
          My step-sister recently got a DUI, and was sentenced last Monday. Apparenly she had her license suspended for 30 days, but she can drive any car but her own (which she has been doing). Is this what commonly happens? We live in Arizona and she is only 19 as well. Just wondering, as it seems to defeat the purpose of being punished and keeping a dangerous driver off the streets if she can still drive, just not her car. Thanks!
          30 Days? Sounds like bad info all around, 90 days is the usual minimum, and prohibits the operation of ANY motor vehicle, hardship license can be issued, usually restricting driving to and from work, doctor, grocery that sort of thing.
          DON"T DRINK AND DRIVE or use drugs and drive either.

          Stay Safe
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