The California DMV has two methods for suspending your license. One is through a DMV hearing. The DMV only suspends through this process for a driver who requests a hearing if the driver is 0.08 BAC or higher, not for legal or illegal drugs in the blood. The second method by which the DMV issues a suspension is if there is a conviction in court. For a DUI alcohol and for a DUI drugs the court submits an abstract of judgment once the plea is entered and the DMV then uses the conviction to suspend the driver’s license.