Worried about a DUI suspension of your Illinois license? It is complicated.
The “automatic” DUI suspension that may be triggered about a month and a half after a DUI arrest is called a statutory summary suspension. The process of fighting a statutory summary suspension is technically a separate legal proceeding than your DUI case (even though it might seem the same). If you get convicted of the DUI, your driver’s license will be revoked. A revocation is different than a suspension, even though both mean you cannot drive, one means you may not drive ever again. It is also possible that you can be both suspended and revoked at the same time.
Not confused yet? How about this: even though your suspension may automatically start does not mean it will automatically finish. Sure, you will be told the day that the suspension ends. That does not necessarily mean it will be over, though. When will a revocation end?
To learn more about how a DUI suspension can impact your ability to get around, call me for a free consultation. Or, keep reading.