Out of State DUI?
We have a number of clients that have received DUIs in other states using their Illinois drivers license. Illinois law varies with such cases. Generally, if you receive a DUI in Illinois with an Illinois drivers license, and provided that it’s your first DUI, the Illinois court system will generally order court supervision and your license will not be revoked, thus avoiding the formal reinstatement process. However, if you receive a DUI in another state and you use your Illinois license, even if it is your first DUI, Illinois WILL revoke your license and you will be subject to the same process of petitioning for an administrative hearing in order to secure a release from Illinois.
Unfortunately, if you now reside in another state and you are trying to secure a drivers license in that state, most likely, you will have to first secure a release with Illinois. Fortunately, the License Defense Law Group can help and we will assist you in the process of applying for an out-of-state hearing.