Throughout 2018, over 26,000 DUI arrests were made throughout the state of Illinois. A DUI conviction can come with serious legal ramifications, including loss of driving privileges. In the state of Illinois, a first-time DUI conviction constitutes a Class A Misdemeanor as well as a one-year license revocation period. In 2018, 90% of all drivers arrested on DUI charges, that were eligible for a suspension, lost their driving privileges. If you have been charged with a DUI, you need to seek out the help of a qualified legal professional.
Driving after a DUI
In the state of Illinois, a first-time offender can lose their driving privileges due to a DUI conviction or simply refusing to submit to chemical testing. In both instances, the driver is eligible for a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP). An MDDP will allow drivers to operate their registered personal vehicles, at all times. In order to receive an MDDP, one must submit an MDDP program application. After receiving your application, the Secretary of State’s Office will review your driving record and ultimately decide whether or not you are eligible for an MDDP. Drivers with previous serious violations such as a reckless homicide charge or an aggravated DUI resulting in death will be deemed ineligible. It should be noted that drivers under the age of 18 are not eligible for MDDP consideration.