What to Expect in A DUI Arrest

What to Expect in A DUI Arrest

What happens in a DUI Arrest in the Chicago area?

Here’s an outline of what you can expect in a DUI case. Navigating each step and getting the best outcome can be complex. Our team has extensive experience of how to advocate for clients aggressively and help achieve the best outcome for each situation.

Chronology of a DUI Arrest

  • An officer stops your vehicle at a roadside safety check or for probable cause, reasonable suspicion, or unusual operation.
  • Theofficer observes you and requests your driver’s license,vehicle registration, and proof of insurance.
  • If the officer suspects you are under the influence, you are asked to submit to field sobriety tests.
  • If the officer does not suspect you are under the influence,you’re released without any applicable violations.
  • If the officer has probable cause based on the field sobriety tests, you are placed under arrest for DUI and taken to the police station. You are asked to submit to chemical testing of breath, blood, urine, or other bodily substances.
  • If you refuse to submit to or fail to complete chemical testing or if you have a BAC of .08 or more a statutory summary suspension will be imposed.
  • If your license is valid, a receipt is issued allowing driving for 45 days.
  • Your vehicle may be towed, impounded, or seized.

If you are in the midst of this DUI process our team can help. We will carefully examine your case and help identify the best avenue for defense. For example, the field sobriety test may have been performed incorrectly or the traffic stop was made without probable cause.

Our deep understanding of DUI laws in Illinois and Chicago can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.



Attorney Gbenga Longe brings an excellent record of effective and aggressive representation in the area of DUI defense. 

As a former prosecutor, Gbenga Longe has an extensive background in criminal law and knows how to get results. Throughout her legal career, Gbenga has handled hundreds of DUI and criminal cases in Chicago as well as the surrounding suburbs, and she carries an inside knowledge to winning cases. Gbenga is highly skilled in advocating for her clients and she will carefully analyze her client’s cases to determine the best course of action.

You can learn more about Gbenga and her team here.