When authorities pull you over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), they will ask you to submit to chemical testing through a blood test, breath test or urine test. Your actions and the outcome of the chemical test can not only impact any subsequent criminal charges but can also impact your driver’s license.
How Submitting To Blood Alcohol Testing Affects Your License
If you have been pulled over in Illinois for a suspected DUI, you have probably been asked to submit to either a breath test or a blood test of your blood alcohol level. How you react to this can have a massive impact on your license.
Although you can refuse to submit to testing, if you do so the authorities can suspend your driver’s license for one year regardless of your blood alcohol level.
If you submit to testing and your blood alcohol level is below .08, you will be able to keep your license. On the other hand, if you test above .08 authorities will likely charge you with a DUI, and your driver’s license will be suspended.
A Revoked Driver’s License Can Make Life Difficult
Whenever a person faces DUI charges, he or she also faces a driver’s license suspension. The drunk driving charge and the license suspension are separate issues. DUI charges are criminal proceedings, while fighting a license suspension requires an administrative hearing. At Godoy Law Office, we can help you address each issue. Our firm’s attorneys are available to represent you at a summary suspension hearing to work toward protecting driving rights.
We understand that your ability to drive is fundamental to everyday living. For some, driving is their living and main source of income. Our firm can help truck drivers or delivery van drivers facing CDL-related DUI charges protect their licenses.
Comprehensive Drunk Driving Defense
To schedule an initial consultation with a Chicago driver’s license reinstatement attorney, call us or contact us online. Our lawyers offer jail visits.