The short answer is, “It depends”!

If you’re convicted of a DUI in Delaware, there is a mandatory loss of driver’s license.  The length of revocation depends upon the blood alcohol content (BAC) and the DUI conviction itself; e.g., first offense, second offense, etc.

If you enter the First Offender’s Program (FOP) and your BAC is below .15, then your driving privileges in Delaware will be suspended for a year, but after not driving for 90 days you can apply for a conditional license and then after another 90 days you can apply for full reinstatement of your license.

If you elected the FOP IID (Ignition Interlock Device) program, then after 30 days of not driving you can have an IID installed in your vehicle and drive with that for the next five months.  Then you can apply for full reinstatement.

If you’re able to get a plea to Reckless Driving or Reckless Driving Alcohol Related (RAR) then you will not lose your driver’s license.

Matt Stiller

James M. Stiller, Jr. is a Delaware attorney who handles DUI and criminal matters. This blog post is a general answer to a frequently asked question, and is intended for general informational purposes only. You should not rely on generalized FAQ answers on a blog for information governing your case or defense. If you have had a DUI or other criminal arrest, contact a licensed attorney for a consultation and legal assistance.