Will I Be Able to Drive While Waiting to Go to Court?
Administrative per se (APS) laws allow police to confiscate your driver's license immediately at the scene of your DUI arrest. At this time, they will issue a temporary driving permit that is good for 30 days. At the end of the 30 days given with a temporary license, you will be unable to drive unless you successfully contest suspension at your DMV hearing or your case is dismissed.
Your temporary driving permit allows you to drive in the interim between the date of your arrest and the date of your court hearing. In some cases, usually in extreme or felony DUI cases, you may not be issued a temporary driving permit. More serious DUI cases may have a higher bail as well. If you cannot afford it or cannot secure a bail bond, you will have to remain in jail until your hearing.