Is it normal practice for the DMV to suspend your driver’s licence before you have a bench trial?

She had an accident with no other autos involved. When police saw her they charged her with a DUI.

Asked on May 22, 2016 under Criminal Law, Illinois


G.J., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

There are a number of reasons for which a driver’s license can be suspended in Illinois. These reasons include excessive moving violations, DUI/DWI, failing to appear in court, excessive unpaid parking violations, driving without insurance and a variety of other violations. If you were arrested for a DUI/DWI, you subject yourself to a statutory suspension. This is will happen whether or not you have been convicted of the DUI/DWI. Call your local DMV to find out how to request a hearing to reinstate your license. 

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