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Information on BAIID & How it Plays a Role in SOS & Driver’s License

If you have been charged with a DUI in Illinois, you will have to take the necessary steps required in Illinois driver’s license reinstatement. Participating in the BAIID (Breath Alcohol Interlock Device) might be one of the requirements for eventually getting your license back.

The BAIID program requires drivers to blow into a built-in mouthpiece inside of the car before starting the vehicle.

The BAIID program is utilized for both MDDPs (Monitored Device Driving Permits) and RDPs (Restricted Driving Permits). In order to qualify for a MDDP, you need to be at least 18 or older and are considered a first-time offender. In order to obtain a MDDP, you will hear from the Illinois Secretary of State about your Statutory Summary Suspension start date and an MDDP permit application. Complete and send in the application and pay the necessary monthly fees. You will hear from the Secretary of State that they issued the MDDP and you will receive it in the mail. As soon as it is issued, you have 14 days to install a BAIID device on all vehicles that you are planning on driving during your suspension. Failure to have the BAIID installed in a timely manner, or having BAIID violations may result in your MDDP being cancelled or your suspension being extended.

If Your License Was Revoked:

If you have 2 or more losses of driving privileges and are granted an RDP through a Formal Hearing with the Secretary of State, you will be required to have a BAIID machine installed in your vehicle and any vehicle that you operate.  Failure to have the BAIID installed in a timely manner, or having BAIID violations may result in your RDP being cancelled.

At Johnson & Goldrich, PC, we understand that getting your Illinois driver’s license reinstated can be a daunting process. You don’t have to face this tough time alone! Contact us today to get started!

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