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What happens to your license when you receive a DUI charge?

Posted by John Callahan | Oct 05, 2014 | 0 Comments

What happens to your license when you are pulled over for driving under the influence? As a DUI lawyer who has handled hundreds if not thousands of DUI cases in Chicago, Schaumburg, Barrington and Arlington Heights, I have been asked that question numerous times.
 If an officer pulls you over for a moving violation and then determines that your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or more, or if you refuse testing, the officer will immediately file paperwork to suspend your license. You will be given a receipt that will allow you to continue driving (after your arrest, time to dry out in jail, bail, and arraignment) for 46 days and allow you time to fight the arrest and suspension. After that, your suspension goes into effect. If you fail chemical testing, your license will be suspended for 6 months for your 1st offense; 12 month suspensions are handed down for 1st offenses for refusal to submit to chemical testing. However, if you are driving with a BAC between 0.05% and 0.08%, you may still be cited for a DUI if your behavior suggests you are impaired. Illinois commercial driver's license (CDL) holders face even stiffer penalties.
 For more information about how a DUI will affect your driver's license, contact our office to speak with a defense attorney experienced in DUI cases as well as license reinstatement hearings.
 – Posted by license reinstatement lawyer John W. Callahan

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