The temporary driver’s license provided by the state of Washington in DUI cases is valid for 60 days from the date of arrest or until the DOL reaches a decision after hearing if one is requested, whichever is later. The temporary license is comprised of a small strip of paper that is to be carried with your punched license.
It is important to know that the temporary license requirement exists in all cases where there is either a BAC of .08 or greater or an alleged refusal to take a breath test. The requirement exists to protect your driving privileges for those first sixty (60) days. This will be true whether or not the officer has punched your license or whether he has even giving you the temporary license “strip”.
If you have questions as to whether your license is currently valid, you should contact one of our Washington DUI attorneys as soon as possible.