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DRIVING ON A REVOKED/SUSPENDED LICENSE CAN LEAD TO STIFFER DUI PENALTIES

A recent Illinois appellate case underscores the proposition that if your license is revoked or suspended, it’s revoked or suspended until the Secretary of State says it’s not. If you lose your license because of DUI, you cannot drive until … Continue reading

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I DROVE SOMEONE ELSE’S CAR: DRIVING WITHOUT A BAIID IN ILLINOIS

After you were charged with DUI, the court allowed you to drive with a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID). But you’d had a couple beers and you knew you’d get in trouble if you blew into the device. So … Continue reading

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NEW ILLINOIS LAW EXPANDS DRIVING PERMITS FOR AGGRAVATED DUI OFFENDERS

A change to Illinois law allows a driver who has one Aggravated DUI conviction involving great bodily injury to apply for a restricted driving permit. The restricted permit would let you drive when using a breath alcohol ignition interlock device … Continue reading

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NEW LAW ALLOWS OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS TO END THEIR ILLINOIS DRIVER’S LICENSE REVOCATION

If you live out of state and your driver’s license has been revoked in Illinois due to four or more DUIs, a new law may allow you some relief. As of January 1, 2016, you may apply to terminate that … Continue reading

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COMPOUNDING THE PROBLEM: DRIVING ON A REVOKED OR SUSPENDED LICENSE IN ILLINOIS

I always warn my clients not to drive after their license is suspended for DUI. Once in trouble, you simply become a magnet for more. Recent Illinois case law has held that even if your license has already been revoked, … Continue reading

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BIG TROUBLE: DRIVING ON A REVOKED LICENSE IN ILLINOIS

Illinois is serious about enforcing its laws about driving on a revoked license when the underlying offense involves drugs or alcohol. Recently, a DuPage County judge sentenced a defendant to 8 ½ years in prison for two counts of driving … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SUSPENDED AND A REVOKED DRIVER’S LICENSE IN ILLINOIS?

Depending on the nature, severity and number of times you’ve been charged with DUI, the Secretary of State may suspend your license or revoke it. Generally, your license is automatically suspended for a set period when you are charged with … Continue reading

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CAUGHT IN THE CRACKS: DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE BEFORE YOUR SUSPENSION IS THROWN OUT

If you are charged with DUI in Illinois, the Secretary of State will automatically suspend your driver’s license 46 days after your arrest unless you successfully petition the court to rescind or undo the suspension. If you are caught driving … Continue reading

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VIOLATING YOUR ILLINOIS MONITORING DEVICE DRIVING PERMIT

First-time DUI offenders may quality for a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) which allows you to keep driving—as long as you carefully follow all the rules. A violation of your MDDP can extend your time without a driver’s license and … Continue reading

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HOW LONG WILL I LOSE MY DRIVER’S LICENSE FROM DUI IN ILLINOIS?

You need your car to get to work. If you can’t drive, you’ll lose your job. Unfortunately, you just got charged with DUI. Will you lose your license and for how long? The answers to those questions depend on several … Continue reading

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