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Q:
What Will the Secretary of State do to my Driver's License if I get a DUI in Illinois?

A:

Suspension

  • Temporary loss of driving privileges for a specific length of time.
  • Suspended drivers must comply with all requirements and pay any fees to obtain reinstatement of driving privileges.


Revocation

  • Loss of driving privileges with no guarantee of reinstatement.
  • At the end of a revocation period a driver must reapply for a reinstatement hearing. Based on the information submitted and the driver’s past driving history, a determination will be made on whether the driver should have his/her driver’s privileges restored.

BAIID

  •  Any qualified first-time DUI offender who wishes to obtain driving relief must have a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) installed on his/her vehicle(s).

Vehicle Impoundment/Seizure

  • A driver may have his/her vehicle impounded or seized for DUI or other alcohol-related offenses. Local home rules may have unique provisions for vehicle impoundment and/or seizure.

To get more information after you or a family member has been charged with DUI/DWI or a traffic citation, call the Giacoletto Law Firm at 618-346-8841 or toll free at 888-346-8841 to speak today with an experienced Madison or St. Clair County criminal attorney centrally located in Collinsville.

Source: Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State