Illinois statutory suspension law refers to the legal provisions that allow the Secretary of State’s Office to suspend or revoke a person’s driver’s license or driving privileges in the state of Illinois for certain offenses or violations. These suspensions can be temporary or permanent, depending on the severity of the offense.
The Illinois statutory suspension law covers a wide range of offenses, including but not limited to:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
- Refusal to submit to chemical testing for DUI
- Reckless driving
- Speeding in excess of 40 miles per hour over the posted speed limit
- Leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death
- Driving while license is suspended or revoked
- Failure to pay child support
- Accumulation of too many points on a driver’s record within a certain period of time
- Certain drug offenses
The length of the suspension or revocation varies depending on the offense and whether it is a first or subsequent offense. In some cases, the person may be able to petition the Secretary of State’s Office for a restricted driving permit, which allows them to drive for limited purposes, such as going to work or school.
It is important to note that Illinois statutory suspension law applies not only to Illinois residents but also to non-residents who commit offenses within the state. If you are facing a suspension or revocation of your driving privileges in Illinois, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the process and protect your rights.