What You Can Expect When You Get A DUI? Part 2 Of 2
By Dan Noll on March 30th, 2015 in
However, that paperwork initiates what is called a statutory summary suspension. That statutory summary suspension automatically suspends your license the 46th day after your arrest. It is important to understand that there are actually two cases going on any DUI charge. The first is the criminal case, the criminal offense of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or both, the second being this statutory summary suspension.
The burdens of proof are different. What needs to be done is different. There are clocks running that people need to act; they need to act quickly. It’s always best to have a DUI attorney as quickly as possible in your case to try and get the police reports, get the statutory summary suspension challenged, and try to figure out what’s going on as early as possible.
Most times my office is able to get the police reports, videos if there are any, and any other discovery – that’s things related to the defense of your case – prior to that first appearance of your court date. We should have a good idea of what’s going to be going on prior to the suspension taking effect, and it may be possible for us to get that suspension removed so you can continue driving without the use of a BAIID device. That’s the machine they’ll put in your car.
We have a history and a very good track record of getting people to continue driving and getting very favorable results in Springfield, Illinois and throughout Central Illinois. If you have been arrested for a DUI, please feel free to give us a call whether it’s your first or sixth or anything in between. We’d be happy to speak with you regarding your case.