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Published on November 8th, 2021

Statutory Summary Suspension

A statutory summary suspension is when a person’s driver’s license is suspended following an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, either because the driver refused chemical testing or failed it. If you are driving in Illinois, you are under the law of implied consent. This means you are obligated to submit to chemical testing if it is requested.

Whether a driver is charged with a DUI or not does not affect the statutory summary suspension, as the summary suspension is independent of the criminal charge and is based entirely on whether or not the driver failed chemical testing, or refused it.

If a person has a driver’s license from another state, the statutory summary suspension cannot impact their driving privileges outside of the state of Illinois. Whether the driver will face penalties in their own state due to the suspension depends entirely on their state’s laws.

A first-time offender who submits to and fails chemical testing will be subject to the summary suspension for 6 months, while a first-time offender who refused testing will be subject to the suspension for 12 months. However, for those who are not first-time offenders, failing chemical testing will result in a 12 month summary suspension, while refusing to submit to testing will make them subject to a 36 month (3 years) suspension.

Driver’s License Reinstatement Attorneys in Springfield & Chicago, IL

If you have recently been put under a statutory summary suspension and wish to challenge it, bring your case to the lawyers at Johnson & Goldrich, P.C. today. No matter your circumstances, you can depend on us to help you get back on the road as quickly as possible. For driver’s license reinstatement in Illinois, trust the experts.

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