If your license has been revoked in one state, crossing state borders to apply for a new license is futile. Due to the Interstate Driver's License Compact (DLC) and National Driver's Registrar (NDR), a state cannot grant you a driver's license if one state chooses to deny you one. The DLC is an agreement between all states with the exception of Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, to exchange information regarding a driver's license suspensions/ revocations and other traffic related offenses.
If you apply for a license in Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Tennessee, or Wisconsin, your chances of getting a license are greater than any applying in member state of the DLC. With that said, I have seen dozens if not hundreds of clients from Wisconsin and Michigan who picked up DUI arrests in those states and were subsequently revoked by the Illinois Secretary of State for the out of state Dui conviction. The NDR is a database that keeps track of holds on your record. State licensing agencies are mandated by the federal government to check the NDR for a clean record before providing you with a drivers license.
To be eligible to get license in another state, you must get your current Illinois license reinstated or "cleared up." For your license to be reinstated, you must attend either a formal or an informal administrative out of state hearing with the Illinois Secretary of State's office to prove you are no longer a danger to public safety and have addressed your drinking issues. License reinstatement lawyer John W. Callahan will represent you at this hearing to help get your driver's license reinstated as quickly as possible. Contact our firm to arrange for a free consultation to discuss how we can help you get your license back.