Many of my license reinstatement clients in Illinois ask me if they should go to the formal administrative hearing with the Secretary of State as a Level III – Dependent or a Level 2 – Significant. I recently had a client who had two DUIs with extremely high blows, one of which was over 0.30. Typically, this would mean that the client could go to the Secretary of State hearing as a Level 2 – Significant risk, however in this case due to the severely high blow I recommended that my client perform the Level 3 – Dependent treatment and proceed to the formal hearing. That way, the Secretary of State will not question why this person blew above 0.30. It would be very difficult for the Sec State to accept a Level 2 classification with any single DUI being greater than a .25.
As a license reinstatement lawyer in Illinois, it is important to make sure that your client is classified appropriately.