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Illinois defense attorney, Illinois DUI attorney, Illinois criminal lawyer,Being pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence is an unnerving experience regardless of the circumstances. When collision damage or injury is involved, the driver faces even greater challenges in a court of law, as penalties for DUI are often both strict and severe. Merely being pulled over for the suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence is enough to cause a stir, but the moment you decide to comply with an officer’s request to submit to a breathalyzer test and fail, the situation automatically goes from bad to much worse.

Consequences Following a Failed Test

Any failed breathalyzer test indicates the driver’s BAC was .08 or higher at the time of the test, and may also mean that traces of other drugs were found in the driver’s system.The consequences following a failed breathalyzer can vary depending on the convictions surrounding your arrest, but the initial damage for a first offense includes an immediate statutory suspension of driving privileges for a minimum of six months. For a second or subsequent offense within a five-year period, a failed breathalyzer test will earn you a suspension of driving privileges for one year.

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