License Suspension

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