As an Illinois license reinstatement lawyer, I am asked this question more often than almost any other. Do I need to install the BAIID device and how long do I have to install the BAIID device for if I am granted a license reinstatement permit from the Illinois Secretary of State after being revoked for a DUI conviction.
The way 99% of my DUI clients come to me is by being convicted of a DUI from Illinois after a 2nd Dui arrest or by being convicted from an out of state DUI for a first arrest. This is because a first DUI in Illinois normally leads to court supervision in the criminal matter whereas there is no court supervision outside of Illinois for a DUI arrest charge.
SO here it is… If you have has a loss of driving privileges on two separate DUI arrests – this means either a conviction on the DUI OR an implied consent suspension, you will be a BAIID mandatory permit applicant for license reinstatement. What this means is if you were given court supervision on your first DUI in Illinois but your lawyer was able to rescind the statutory summary suspension on your case; and then you were convicted for a 2nd DUI, you would be a one year BAIID candidate.
When does the 5 year BAIID requirement kick in? Any two or more convictions of a DUI will require a 5 year Mandatory BAIID requirement before the Secretary of State will fully reinstate. This means that most clients who pick up two DUI arrests in Illinois will NOT be a 5 year BAIID if they were given court supervision on the 1st DUI. Remember, 5 year BAIID requires two or more convictions.
If you need help clearing your Illinois license because of DUI convictions, you should free to call John Callahan, an experienced license reinstatement lawyer at anytime to guide you through this tricky process.