License suspended for a year on first DUI

Question: I drive a delivery van for a living and i got a DUI. There was an accident involved with another vehicle where she did not have a license and claimed no injury. Within the 10 days i requested a DMV hearing,where they suspended my license for 1 year. This was a 1st DUI in Van Nuys, CA. Is this normal for a first DUI?
Answer: Do you drive with a commercial class A or B license? Are you under 21? Did they charge you with a “refusal”?The answer to those questions can effect your license suspension in different ways, including potential 1 year suspension, and different issues getting a restricted license. Call me to discuss further.
Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer