Learn What Happens After a Drunk Driving Arrest in Illinois
When an individual is charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the State of Illinois, the arresting officer submits a Sworn Report to the Circuit Court in the county of arrest requesting that the Secretary of State suspend or revoke their driving privileges. On the 46th day following the date of the arrest, the driving privileges of the driver will be suspended or revoked if no action is taken. Depending on whether the driver agreed to provide a sample (usually a breath sample) or refused to do so, and also on whether that driver has been charged with DUI in the past, the suspension or revocation period may be anywhere from six months to an indefinite revocation or “cancellation” of their driving privileges.
If you have been charged with DUI in the State of Illinois, you have a right to appeal the action against your driving privileges and are entitled to a hearing prior to the expiration of the forty-six day temporary permit. Choosing the right attorney to represent you is critical to protecting your right to drive in the State of Illinois and nationwide. Speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible after being charged with DUI. Without swift action, evidence in your DUI case may be gone, and you may lose your right to appeal a suspension or revocation of your driver’s license.
In addition to the potential loss of driving privileges, a DUI charge carries with it criminal ramifications which may affect an individual’s career, educational opportunities, permanent criminal record, immigration status, or personal freedom.
The experienced attorneys at Hollingshead & Dudley will protect your rights and hold the State to its burden of proof as to all elements of the charge alleged. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. Don’t face an Illinois DUI charge alone. The first consultation is free.