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If I am on the 5 Year BAIID permit can i Reinstate my Illinois Drivers License Early

Posted by John Callahan | Feb 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the best pieces of advice I give my clients and that most lawyers don't seem to know deals with obtaining full reinstatement of driving privileges in Illinois after a DUI conviction.  With one conviction on the driving record for a DUI arrest, the Illinois Secretary of State will revoke the petitioner's driver's license for one full year.  During the first year, a petitioner can apply for a hardship permit through the informal hearing process with the Secretary of State.  After that year has expired, the revocation becomes eligible for full reinstatement.  Be clear, if you do not go through the administrative hearing process, you will never lift the revocation of your driving privileges in Illinois.

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But what we want to discuss today is what happens with two DUI convictions?  If you have two DUI convictions on your driving record, the Illinois Secretary of State will mandate that if you live in Illinois you must be on a 5 year BAIID device permit.  This means that if you live in Illinois and you are successful at your formal administrative hearing, that you will be placed on a 5 year BAIID permit.  There is nothing that I lawyer can argue about to try to shrink the 5 year BAIID permit.  SO it is clear that the five year BAIID permit is daunting - but possible.

But is there another alternative?  Often there is.  For example, many of my clients have decided to move outside the State of Illinois to obtain residency in a different state.  If the petitioner is past the full reinstatement eligibility date AND lives outside the State of Illinois, there is no requirement for a 5 year BAIID permit let alone ANY permit at all.  In this circumstance, the Illinois Secretary of State just gives a thumbs up or thumbs down for full reinstatement.  If the Secretary of State gives you a thumbs up at this hearing, then you will soon be eligible to obtain a license in Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan or any other state in the country.  More important is the fact that this license will make you eligible to drive in Illinois - even without the breathalyzer or BAIID device.

If you are looking to reinstate your drivers license after having one or multiple DUI arrests, we have represented hundreds of clients successfully in their quest to regain full reinstatement of their driving privileges.

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