When obtaining your license back from the State of Illinois after several prior DUI arrests, you probably know by now that you will need to have a hearing with the Secretary of State. While Illinois currently prohibits anyone with 4 or more DUI convictions from ever getting their license reinstated, those with 3 DUIs on their record can obtain relief.
As a lawyer who represents clients trying to get their license back in Illinois, I have seen many people with 3 or more DUI arrests come to my office and indicate that they have not consumed any alcohol for several years. That is great, but the Secretary of State mandates that if an applicant is deemed a Level 3 – Dependent (which most people who have three DUI arrests are) that there must be active involvement in a support group. What is active involvement? Typically, this means the client attends AA or some other support program like SMART recovery at least two times per week. Anything less than twice per week and the Secretary of State might not buy into the testimony that the client is “actively participating” in the program.
If you are a Level 3 – Dependent, feel free to check out some cases we have completed for our clients.