Go to navigation Go to content
Toll-Free: 888-346-8841
Phone: 618-346-8841
Giacoletto Law Firm

Q:
What are the penalties and driver's license revocation times for getting a DUI conviction in Illinois?

A:

Conviction                       Jail Sentence           Fine                       Driving Revocation Period

First conviction                  Up to one year           $2,500                       1-Year minimum
(Misdemeanor)                                                                                   2-year minimum if under 21
 

Second conviction             Up to one year            $5,000                      5-year minimum
(Misdemeanor)                                                                                 

Third conviction                 Possible 3-7 years      $25,000                     10-year minimum

Fourth conviction               Possible 3-7 years      $25,000                     Lifetime
 
In addition to these penalties, a DUI conviction may result in the suspension of vehicle license plates, high insurance costs, mandatory alcohol evaluation and treatment, and court/attorney fees.  Also, a DUI citation that is converted to a felony charge will only increase a defendant's penalties, fines, and costs.

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