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Will an Out-of-State DUI Cost Me My Illinois License?

Posted on in Driver's License Reinstatement

IL DUI lawyerWhether you are at a lake house in Wisconsin or on a business trip to Denver, being arrested and convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) can jeopardize your driver’s license back home in Illinois. Specific laws and procedures may vary from state to state, but the result may be a revocation of your Illinois license in many cases. If you have lost your license to a DUI case in another state, it is important to contact an attorney who knows how to navigate these complex cases so you will be able to regain your driver’s license privileges.

Impacts of an Out-of-State DUI Back in Illinois

Different states may have different reporting procedures, and the Illinois Secretary of State can take action on your license based on the consequences of a similar DUI arrest or conviction in Illinois. The result of any conviction out-of-state is the revocation of your driver’s license for at least one year. A suspension of your Illinois license could also result if you were reported to have failed or refused to take a breathalyzer or other chemical test following a suspected DUI stop, whether or not you were convicted.

If your license is revoked or suspended, Illinois will require you to follow the license reinstatement process. If it is your first DUI, you may be able to attend an informal hearing to make your case to have your license reinstated. A formal Secretary of State hearing is required for those who are ineligible for an informal hearing. Either hearing may result in a restricted driving permit or the reinstatement of your license. A restricted driving permit (RDP) allows you to drive yourself to and from work, school, and rehabilitation meetings and drive your family members to school, medical appointments, and childcare.

At Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC - Illinois Driver's License Reinstatement Lawyers, we have experience dealing with driver’s license reinstatement cases, including those that result from an out-of-state DUI. We will be your advocate during the license reinstatement process and help demonstrate to the Secretary of State’s office that you have earned the right to have your license back and will avoid driving under the influence in the future.

Contact a Crystal Lake License Reinstatement Attorney

No matter why your driver’s license is revoked or suspended, at Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC - Illinois Driver's License Reinstatement Lawyers, we believe you deserve a second chance. Whether you were convicted of a DUI out-of-state, in Illinois, or for any other reason, we will work to get you back on the road. For a free initial consultation, contact our Algonquin DUI license reinstatement lawyer at 779-800-2250.




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