Illinois - taking a stand
- Starting January 1, 2009, first time DUI offenders in Illinois faced new legal requirements for driving during a Statutory Summary Suspension. This is a significant change in the implied consent laws of Illinois. Prior to January 1, 2009, persons suspected of DUI in Illinois received driver license suspensions of either three or six months for either failing or refusing chemical testing. The new law doubles the length of these suspensions to six and twelve months respectively.