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