Summary Suspension Hearings in Chicago
Have a Chicago DUI Lawyer Represent You at Your Hearing
Anyone charged with DUI in Chicago will face not only criminal charges, but administrative charges that review whether your license should be suspended or not. An administrative hearing, called a Summary Suspension Hearing, is required in order to determine whether your license should be suspended, or if you have a chance to fight the suspension. Fortunately, you do have the right to this type of a hearing and a DUI attorney can help represent you at this hearing, help avoid the automatic suspension of your license, and possibly even get your charges dismissed.
Reasons for a License Suspension in Illinois
There are various reasons after a DUI arrest that can trigger a license suspension.
- Refusing to take a blood or breath test
- Testing over the legal limit of .08%
- Testing positive for drugs in your system
- Driving with any alcohol in your system if you are under the age of 21
Fighting Your DUI Charges at Your Summary Suspension Hearing
After you are arrested and charged with DUI, the police officer will take your driver's license and provide you with a suspension notice that allows you just 46 days before your license actually becomes suspended. During this time, you should schedule your Summary Suspension Hearing so as to give yourself the opportunity to retain legal counsel to contest your charges or help you get your license reinstated.
My criminal defense firm, the Law Offices of Mitch Furman, can aggressively assist you in challenging many aspects of your case, from the original traffic stop, field sobriety tests or your blood and breath tests. Any one of these may be challenged if the officer failed to perform them exactly per the law, or if the testing was done incorrectly or inaccurately. I will fight hard for you at your hearing and do my best to get your license suspension dismissed if at all possible.