Can I drive after a DUI?

On Behalf of | Mar 25, 2020 | Drunk Driving |

If you have been stopped by an officer and eventually arrested for an alleged driving under the influence charge, you will no doubt have many questions about what might happen to you next. One of the big concerns facing any person charged with a DUI offense is whether or not they will be able to drive after their arrest or conviction. The ability to drive can often be directly linked to a person’s ability to keep a job or stay in school, especially in areas where public transportation service might not always be available at the times needed. 

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles explains that some people facing DUI charges might face a revocation of their license but they may be able to maintain the ability to drive if they use an ignition interlock device. If you are facing an administrative license revocation, you may contest that by requesting a hearing on the matter. This hearing must be requested within 10 days of your arrest. However, if your attempt to contest this revocation is unsuccessful, you will not be able to qualify for the use of an ignition interlock device. 

The IID connects to your vehicle’s ignition and controls when you are able to start the vehicle. You must pass a breath test before this can happen.