Requirements for Getting Your License Back After a DUI in Illinois

by | Jan 22, 2024 | Lawyers

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If you were arrested for a DUI, you are not alone. More than 27,000 people get arrested for DUI in the state of Illinois each year. While you need to face consequences for your actions, having your license suspended or revoked can have a detrimental impact on your professional and social life. Learn more about getting your license back after a DUI in Illinois.

DUI Charge

A charge for DUI (driving under the influence) generally involves driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of.08 or higher. It also includes driving under the influence of drugs, including marijuana.

As an “implied consent” state, you may be required to undergo a blood, breath, or urine test if the cop has probable cause to stop you. A cop may have probable cause to suspect you of driving under the influence if they witness swerving or other moving violations.

DUI Sentencing

DUI sentencing varies greatly based on several factors. Some of the things the judge will take into consideration include:

  • Criminal history
  • driving record
  • BAC
  • Property damage
  • Injury

If you’ve only had one or two DUIs with a BAC under.16 that didn’t result in injury, your charge will most likely be a misdemeanor. If you accidentally injure anyone else, especially a minor, or blow higher than.16, you may receive a felony charge.

Getting a License Back After Dui Illinois

The first step in reinstating a suspended or revoked license is to enlist the services of a criminal defense attorney in Illinois.

Schedule a consultation with Johnson & Goldrich P.C., to learn more about your options.

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