Criminal and Civil Charges Both Occur as Part of a DUI
Interviewer: At this point, people need to know is that their case is going to proceed intwo different tracks. A Department of Motor Vehicle case will be proceeding as well as a criminal case.
Dale: Yes. Initially, the suspension of your license is a civil matter and not a criminal matter. It’s considered civil penalty, not a criminal penalty. However, when you appear in court and your license is suspended, that is a criminal penalty. There is a difference.