Illinois law provides for an automatic license suspension beginning 46 days after your arrest if you refuse to submit to chemical testing (like a Breathalyzer or blood test), OR if you submit to testing and fail.
A failure results in the suspension of driving privileges for six months for first offenders, with eligibility for an MDDP from the first day of suspension. The MDDP (Monitoring Device Driving Permit) allows you to drive with a device installed in your vehicle that blocks the vehicle from operating if alcohol is detected on your breath.
On a second offense, failure results in an automatic one-year suspension and you are not eligible for the MDDP.
If you refused chemical testing, your license will be suspended for one year for a first offense, with MDDP eligibility from the first day of suspension. A second or subsequent offense will suspend your license for three years with NO eligibility for the MDDP. There is a process by which we can help you contest this type of suspension and possibly preserve your driving privileges.