Attorney Steven H. Fagan of Fagan, Fagan & Davis discusses the latest information and news about Illinois' drunk driving laws, as well as helpful tips to protect your rights.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
How long is your Illinois Driver's License Suspension if this IS NOT your first DUI?
A police officer arrests you for DUI in Illinois. After the officer has formed the belief you have been driving under the influence of alcohol, cannabis (marijuana), methamphetamine or some other intoxicating substance, he seems to be under the impression you can understand it if he reads you a bunch of legalese about driver's license suspensions. He refuses to explain any of it "sorry bro, I can't" and hands you a stack of papers.
Later, you realize . . . this means trouble.
Your drivers license is going to be suspended. But you've had a DUI before - so for how long is this suspension supposed to be?