Lake County DUI Lawyer

Statutory Summary Penalties and Suspension in Illinois

A Statutory Summary Suspension is a civil penalty providing for the automatic suspension of driving privileges for someone arrested for the offense of DUI who:

  1. Fails chemical testing, or
  2. Refuses to submit to chemical testing

The suspension will not apply to someone whose test results are under the .08 BAC limit. For those who fail chemical testing or refuse, the suspension is automatic. It will take effect on the 46th day from the notice date of the suspension (usually 46 days from the date of arrest).

Failing Chemical Testing

  • First offense — Suspension of driving privileges for 6 months (eligible for MDDP on 31st day of suspension).*
  • Second or subsequent offense within 5 years — Suspension of driving priv­ileges for 1 year (not eligible for driving relief).

Refusing to Submit to Chemical Testing

  • First offense — Suspension of driving privileges for 12 months (eligible for MDDP on 31st day of suspension).*
  • Second or subsequent offense — Suspension of driving privileges for 3 years (not eligible for driving relief).

Contact the Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. for more information on how you can defend against a statutory summary suspension of your license. Call 773-898-8745 or 847-239-4703 today.