As an Illinois license reinstatement lawyer, I have several clients call me every day and ask how long do they have to be on the breath alcohol ignition interlock device if they were granted a restricted driving permit. It is better to know before you apply for your administrative hearing with the Secretary of State how long you might have to drive on the restricted driving permit.
Most clients with two DUI arrests will wind up with only one DUI conviction due to the fact that they received court supervision on their first DUI. These clients only need to be on the restricted driving permit for one year. After that, they are eligible for a full reinstatement hearing with the Secretary of State.
There are several clients who receive two convictions on their DUI arrests – sometimes because one of the DUIs have been out-of-state. Other times, because the second DUI occurred before the court supervision ended from the first DUI and thus, they wound up receiving convictions on both DUIs. In any case, if you have two convictions or more for DUI arrests, you'll be required under current Illinois law to have the breath alcohol ignition interlock device on for five years before you are eligible for full reinstatement.
If you are looking to have a successful outcome after being revoked for a DUI conviction in Illinois and need help with your formal or informal administrative hearing with the Secretary of State, feel free to contact license reinstatement lawyer John W Callahan to discuss your case.
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