Question: After a Van Nuys DUI conviction and DMV drivers license suspension, I found out my license is suspended for a year because I am 21. Is there any way around this?

Answer: A 1 year drivers license suspension is mandated after an under 21 DUI conviction, as well as the APS hearing loss for under 21 years old. It is possible to get a “critical needs” license after you have served 30 days of your suspension. This would allow you to drive for limited purposes. This is a common question, and I will add more detailed info about critical needs licenses to my website under the DUI Info tab.

Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Metro, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.
Office in Sherman Oaks