In California, there are two types of license suspension for a DUI. One of those suspensions comes from the DMV. The other suspension is handed down as part of a sentence by the courts. The suspension from the DMV is known as an administrative suspension and it occurs roughly ten days after a DUI charge. A first time DUI usually results in a six-month license suspension, with two days of jail time. The jail time can be avoided by agreeing to a nine-month license suspension. If convicted of subsequent DUIs, the license suspension gets longer with each conviction. A fourth DUI conviction can result in four years of suspension or permanent license revocation.
My News LA reports that arraignment has been set for a man who is facing charges in a fatal La Habra hit-and-run crash.
26-year-old Ricardo Preciado Saldivar was charged with a felony count of hit-and-run with death and a misdemeanor count of driving on a suspended license on Tuesday. On Friday, he pleaded not guilty to all charges.
The accident that led to the charges occurred on Sunday. At about 5:30 a.m., Preciado Saldivar was driving to work at the intersection of Harbor and La Habra Boulevards when he hit 52-year-old Pablo Tiul.
Preciado Saldivar kept going, returning home. His family persuaded him to return to the scene. He was arrested about 30 minutes later. Tiul did not survive the hit-and-run.
Preciado Saldivar’s license was suspended for a previous DUI charge. He has twice before been convicted of driving on a suspended license. One in Orange County in 2016 and again in Los Angeles County in 2017.