Many of my potential license reinstatement clients keep asking me the same question over and over. Is there a way to get around the five year BAIID on the restricted driving permit?
The first thing I always look at is the number of DUI convictions. Many times a client will have two DUI arrests but he or she received court supervision on their first DUI. This means that the second DUI arrest and conviction was actually only that person's first conviction. This is important because the law requires two convictions to be a mandatory five year BAIID on the revocation. In this person's example, he or she would be eligible for a license right away but would most likely be placed on a one year RDP with a BAIID device required.
Any person with two or more convictions for DUI that appear of record will be required to install the BAIID device for a five year period IF they reside in the State of Illinois. This is important as many of my clients come from outside of Illinois from states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, and even as far away as California and Hawaii. For a client who lives outside of Illinois, there is no mandatory five year BAIID requirement once they are eligible for full reinstatement.\
Unfortunately, I have seen several clients actually decide to move from Illinois to another state so that they don't have to be placed on this five year BAIID permit. While it is sad that Illinois is losing talent to comply with this law, these clients are now fully valid in their respective states.
If you are looking to successfully clear up your Illinois driver's license due to a DUI conviction, you should contact license reinstatement lawyer John W Callahan today to set up a meeting or talk about your license over the phone.
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