DUI Stop Rights in Illinois
DUI Stop Rights. DuPage DUI Lawyer Marilyn A. Miller wants you to know you have the following legal rights during an Illinois DUI stop:
- Right to an attorney. You have a right to talk to an attorney, but only after you have submitted to a blood or breath test, or have refused to take a test.
- Right to refuse to submit to testing. You have the right to refuse the field sobriety test or the preliminary breathalyzer test during the stop. These preliminary tests may be refused without consequences to your driving privileges during the stop. Note: After arrest for DUI in Illinois, the driver cannot refuse to submit to chemical tests without facing a 12-month statutory summary suspension of his driving privileges. However, if you think you are over the legal blood alcohol limit, a refusal is often the best option. The State will use the results of these tests as evidence against you in court.
- Right to remain silent. You have the right NOT to talk to the police. Don’t make statements that will hurt you later.
When arrested or charged with DUI in Dupage County, contact Dupage DUI lawyer Marilyn A. Miller by email or call 630-424-8816.