I get a few calls every week from people who have had at least 2 DUI convictions from all over the country. These people at one point had some link with an Illinois driver's license so now Illinois has a hold that will not allow them to renew their license in another state. Many of these people also live in Illinois and think they are forced into placing the BAIID device on their cars using a restricted driving permit for 5 years.
The current law states that any person convicted of 2 or more DUI offenses shall be a mandatory BAIID permit for 5 years. But is there any way around the 5 year requirement? Often, the answer is yes. If the full reinstatement eligibility date has passed, a petitioner can apply for full reinstatement of his or her driving privileges if they reside outside the state of Illinois.
I have seen dozens of clients actually choose to move to a new state because the 5 year BAIID was too restrictive and would have led to a termination of their employment. Other clients were close enough to retirement that they decided it was just easier to retire early and move out of state rather than be monitored and controlled by Illinois for the next 5 years.
The bottom line is if you have multiple DUI convictions and need questions answered from someone who concentrates in Illinois license reinstatement law, contact the law offices of John W Callahan and he will gladly take the time to discuss your case.