If you are arrested for DUI, you will be read an “implied consent advisory” and asked whether you will consent to take a blood alcohol test, usually in the form of a breath test. You should consider the following when deciding whether to refuse or take the test. Effective July 1, 2012, it is a…

Tip 1 Exercise your right to remain silent. You do not need to answer any questions, such as whether you have been drinking. Exercising your right to remain silent may cause you to feel awkward, but it is important. You simply need to hand your driver’s license, insurance, and registration to the officer. Tip 2…

  When you are arrested for DUI, police usually take your license and hand you a pink sheet (a DC-27 form) that notifies you of an administrative suspension of your license. You have 14 calendar days from your arrest to request an administrative hearing if you want to challenge the suspension of your license. Even…

The potential penalty for a DUI conviction depends on whether you are charged with a first, second, third, fourth, or subsequent DUI. For arrests on or after July 1, 2012, only convictions after July 1, 2001 count as prior convictions. A prior diversion is considered a prior conviction. The rules for determining what counts as…

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