Written by attorney Gran M McKerlie

DUI in Illinois? Contact an attorney immediately to potentially save your driver's license

In Illinois, upon being arrested for a DUI, your driver's license will be suspended on the 46th day after the arrest. The suspension will occur despite the fact that the case is still pending and a conviction for the DUI has not been entered yet. This "pre-suspension" of your driver's license before a guilty conviction has occurred is referred to as a statutory summary suspension. In order to prevent your driver's license from being suspended on the 46th day following your arrest, your attorney can file a petition to rescind the statutory summary suspension and if a hearing on the petition to rescind is not held within 30 days your drivers license won't be suspended (Known as the 30 day rule). This video explains how the 30 day rule works and why you need to call an attorney immediately to take advantage of this rule.

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