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Repeat Offenses and License Reinstatement

If you are pursuing an Illinois driver’s license reinstatement, you need to know what you are facing. Your license will be suspended for either taking and failing a breathalyzer or for simply refusing to take the breathalyzer. Your license will be revoked after you are convicted for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). The punishment depends on how many times you have been arrested for and/or convicted of DUI and will determine how we approach your Illinois driver’s license reinstatement.

Here is a quick guide to how you can lose your license and for how long:

Statutory Summary Suspension

  • A “first offender” that fails a breathalyzer faces a 6-month suspension
  • A “first offender” that refuses a breathalyzer faces a 12-month suspension
  • A person who has not had a DUI disposition or a statutory summary suspension within 5 years prior to the current arrest, is not considered a “first offender”
  • A “non-first offender” that fails a breathalyzer faces a 12-month suspension
  • A “non-first offender” that refuses a breathalyzer faces a 36-month suspension

Revocations

Penalties for a first DUI conviction – Class A misdemeanor:

  • Minimum revocation of driving privileges for one year‍

Penalties for a second DUI conviction – Class A misdemeanor

  • Minimum revocation of driving privileges for five years for a second conviction within 20 years

Penalties for a third DUI conviction – (Aggravated DUI, Class 2 felony)

  • Minimum revocation of driving privileges for ten years

Penalties for a Fourth or subsequent DUI Conviction – (Aggravated DUI, Class 2 felony)

  • Revocation of driving privileges for life

The Illinois driver’s license reinstatement process is intentionally difficult. That’s why you need Johnson & Goldrich on your side. Whether this is your first or tenth conviction, Johnson & Goldrich will get you through the process.

Stop worrying and give us a call at 312.795.1801 or submit the form below.