In Illinois, state law requires automatic driver's license suspension beginning 46 days after a DUI arrest, if there is no motion to stop it. This suspension can last anywhere between six months and one year for a first offender and 12 months to three years for a repeat offender. If you take no action to challenge the suspension, it will occur whether or not you are convicted of DUI in the criminal case.
There is a way that you can fight driver's license suspension. We encourage you to get in touch with an attorney at the law offices of John W. Callahan, Ltd., as soon as possible.
Your time to challenge a license suspension is limited. The first week after your arrest is critical to identify opportunities to help you keep your license. To speak within minutes with an experienced attorney, call us at 1-877-335-6697 today. You can also e-mail us.
Our Approach to Challenging a License Suspension Following a DUI
At John W. Callahan, Ltd., we take every possible step to fight both your criminal DUI/DWI case and your civil driver's license suspension case. We can file a motion right away to stop the 46-day clock from ticking.
We begin by filing documents to demand a driver's license suspension hearing. We also subpoena the video and audio dispatch tapes to ensure that all discovery is preserved and protected for your defense.
If the State or local prosecutor does not provide a hearing on these motions within 30 days or the first court date, they will not be able to suspend your license at all. You keep your right to drive and the suspension is taken off your record. We know that you rely on your right to drive to work, to the store, to take your children to school and for a wide range of other important tasks.
Challenging Commercial Driver's License Suspensions
In addition to handling standard driver's license suspension matters, we can also handle cases involving commercial driver's licenses (CDL). These hearings are handled somewhat differently, before the Illinois Secretary of State in either Chicago or Springfield.
As an established defense firm, we know the steps to take to protect your driving privileges. The goal is clear: give you the best chance to beat your suspension, period. Our team is available to serve people in Chicago, Schaumburg and the surrounding parts of Illinois.
We are prepared to handle any driver's license suspension matter. We can also stand beside people who are threatened with the suspension of a commercial driver's license (CDL). These cases are handled somewhat differently, taking place in front of the Illinois Secretary of State in either Chicago or Springfield.
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Our team is ready to put decades of experience handling license suspension cases to work for you. Call us at 1-877-335-6697 to speak within minutes with an experienced lawyer who can help you. You can also e-mail our firm directly.