What Happens if My Driver’s License is Punched?

If you were arrested for a DUI an officer may have hole-punched your driver’s license. If your license has been punched this means the officer has reported your DUI arrest to the Department of Licensing (DOL). The hole in your license represents that the license will expire within the next 60 days. During that time the DOL will take action by either suspending or revoking your license. If your breath test was .08 or higher your license will be suspended for a minimum of 90 days or up to two years.

The officer who punched your license should have given you a notice and the DOL Hearing Request form. The officer gives the notice and the form to the accused where a breath test is administered and the result was .08 or higher (.02 if a minor), or when a breath test was refused. This is required for all arrests where a breath test is administered and the result was .08 or higher, or where a test was refused. The DOL Hearing Request must be mailed in within 20 days of your arrest. If you miss the deadline your license will be automatically suspended.

If you’ve had your driver’s license punched and been charged with a DUI we offer a free one hour consultation to discuss your options. Attorney Raymond Ejarque has over 18 years of DUI experience and offers reasonable payment plans. Please feel free to call our office at (206) 621-1554 to speak with Ray or set up a consultation.