Illinois Field Sobriety Test Suspension

Field Sobriety Test Suspension If a law enforcement officer has reasonable suspicion to believe you are driving or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while impaired by the use of cannabis, they may ask you to submit to standardized field sobriety tests.

If you refuse or fail to complete standardized field sobriety tests or if the tests disclose you are impaired by the use of cannabis, a field sobriety test suspension will be imposed.

Field sobriety test suspensions are automatic and effective on the 46th day from the date of your suspension notice. This suspension does not replace criminal penalties for a DUI conviction. You may request a judicial hearing to challenge the suspension; however, the request does not stop the suspension from taking effect.

Your driver’s license may be suspended for both a field sobriety test suspension and a statutory summary suspension at the same time. Refusal or failure to complete field sobriety tests:

• Suspension of driving privileges for 12 months (not eligible for a Monitoring Device Driving Permit).

 

Submission to field sobriety tests that discloses impairment:

• Suspension of driving privileges for six months (not eligible for a Monitoring Device Driving Permit)