In DC, only DUI cases that ended in a dismissal are eligible to sealed four years after the dismissal date. DUI convictions can never be sealed in DC.
To reinstate your DC license or privilege to drive in DC after a DUI conviction, you must schedule a reinstatement hearing at DC DMV Adjudication Services when your revocation period has ended. At the hearing, you must show proof of completion of a state-approved traffic alcohol program, pay any outstanding fines or tickets, show proof […]Continue reading
For a first-time DUI offender in DC, a person’s license or privilege to drive in DC can be revoked for 6 months. However, if a DUI offender refuses to take the breath, blood, or urine test, the DC DMV can revoke their license or privilege to drive in DC for one year.
You will receive 12 points and your DC license will be automatically revoked for six months for first-time DUI or OWI convictions.
A person can face an enhancement of having a child in the vehicle while driving under influence and face 5 days per minor if convicted of a DUI. A person can face an additional 5 days if the minor was not properly restrained at the time.
First time offenders in DC are not entitled to a jury trial for a DUI because the maximum penalty is 180 days in jail.
If you have a DUI conviction in DC, your license can be suspended for up to 1 year as a first time offender or up to two years for a second or subsequent offense.
Contributory negligence is a defense in car accident cases. If the defendant can prove that a plaintiff was negligent, even to the slightest degree, then a plaintiff’s recovery can be barred entirely if the jury finds that a plaintiff was contributorily negligent.
Car accident cases generally can take several months before a settlement demand can be made. This is due to the time it takes for a plaintiff’s attorney to assemble all the documents, and for the plaintiff to continue and finish all medical treatment.
A party can elect recovery through no fault insurance in the District, but that party would then waive the right to file a complaint and pursue the matter in court.