What Is the New Illinois DUI Law?
Starting in 2016, individuals who have had their driver's licenses permanently revoked due to DUI charges may have another shot at redemption. According to a new law that will take effect on January 1st, restricted driving permits will be made available to citizens convicted of multiple DUI charges.
It's important to note that this is a restricted driving permit, which means:
- Holders can only drive at certain times in the day.
- Holders can only drive for certain purposes (i.e., going to work).
- Holders must agree to have a breath ignition-interlock device in their driving vehicle.
The law also outlines that if a driver with a restricted permit receives another DUI conviction, then they will once again be permanently prohibited from driving.
How to Get a Restricted Permit
Obtaining a restricted permit is not a simple task. There are several things that must be proven before the state will issue this driving permit. While the Secretary of State's office is still working out the finer details of the rules for issuing permits, the first thing that the driver must prove is that he/she has been alcohol and drug-free for at least the past three years. This will require affidavits, evidence, and testimony.
Contact a Illinois DUI Defense Attorney to Get Started
Our DUI defense attorneys at Johnson Law Group can help you navigate this new law and recover your ability to drive. We are equipped to gather the evidence you need and present your case to the Secretary of State's office. If you are looking to obtain a restricted driving permit, please contact us!