Additional Consequences of DUI/DWI Charges in Illinois
• A DUI conviction is a permanent part of an offender’s driving record.
• The offender may lose work time.
• The offender is required to complete an alcohol/drug evaluation and an alcohol/drug remedial education course or substance abuse treatment program before driving privileges are reinstated.
• The offender must meet the requirements of the Secretary of State’s Department of Administration Hearings prior to obtaining a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP).
• A Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) may be installed on the offender’s vehicle as a condition of driving.
• The offender is required to carry high risk auto insurance for 3 years.
• The offender’s vehicle registration will be suspended.
The vehicle of any driver may be seized or impounded by local authorities for committing a:
• DUI while driving privileges are suspended/revoked for a previous DUI or reckless homicide;
• DUI with a previous conviction of reckless homicide, aggravated DUI with death, or great bodily harm;
• A third or subsequent DUI;
• DUI without a valid driver’s license or permit;
• DUI while uninsured.
The DUI criminal charge is prosecuted and adjudicated in the courts. This charge is separate from the statutory summary suspension, which is an administrative process.
A person convicted of DUI whose driving privileges were suspended because of a statutory summary suspension will have the time credited to the minimum period of revocation of driving privileges.
If a driver is convicted of DUI in another state, the conviction will be added to his/her Illinois driving record and result in revocation of driving privileges.
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: 2013 Illinois DUI Fact Book, Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State; www.cyberdriveillinois.com
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