Statutory Summary Suspensions

A statutory summary suspension is an administrative suspension of a driver's license, following an arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs. A suspension or revocation of a drivers license is an action taken following a conviction for specific offenses.

Upon arresting a person for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, the arresting officer must read the "Warning to Motorist" form aloud to the motorist. This warning gives the motorist notice of the consequences for refusing to submit to any and all chemical tests (breath alcohol test, or a blood draw). The warning also gives the motorist notice of the consequences for failing the test(s) in which the motorist submits.

 These penalties have increased significantly over the past decade and the laws will undoubtedly continue to change. For more information on how to protect your rights following an arrest for DUI, call Attorney Dan Hassinger, 217-212-2100.