Following a DUI arrest your license will be suspended for a period of time automatically. Below is a chart from the Secretary of State outlining their procedures. Contacting a lawyer sooner rather than later can help not only to challenge the suspension, but to also help you get a driving permit allowing you to return your life to some degree of normalcy.
|Offense||Loss of Driving Privileges||Driving Permit|
|Failing Chemical Testing; First Offense||3 Months||Eligible for Judicial Driving Permit After 30 Days|
|Refusing to Submit to Chemical Testing; First Offense||6 Months||Eligible for Judicial Driving Permit After 30 Days|
|Failing Chemical Testing; Second or Subsequent Offense Within 5 years||12 Months||Not Eligible|
|Refusing to Submit to Chemical Testing; Second or Subsequent Offense Within 5 years||36 Months||Not Eligible|
Source: Secretary of State, 2007 Illinois DUI Factbook