Losing your Illinois driver’s license after a DUI arrest can be frustrating, infuriating, and inconvenient, all at once. In some cases, it may even place your livelihood at risk. Thankfully, it may be possible for you to reinstate your license – even if only partially. Alternatively, it may be possible to avoid the suspension altogether. Learn more about protecting your Illinois driver’s license after a DUI arrest, and discover how an experienced DUI defense lawyer can help.
Probation and DUI Treatment Programs
Probation and DUI treatment programs can serve as a viable alternative to long-term license suspension for some individuals. It requires that the individual receive an evaluation, attend treatment, and have knowledge of the effect that alcohol can have on the mind and body. Some may also be required to attend support groups, even after their probation or treatment program is complete. Keep in mind that this option is usually only available to first-time offenders and that successful completion of the process is required to avoid conviction.
MDDP and RDP Licenses and the BAIID
Individuals who have already been convicted of a DUI, as well as individuals who have a previous conviction on their record, may be eligible for a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) or a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP). Both require the use of a Breath Alcohol Interlock Ignition Device (BAIID), which can be both inconvenient and expensive. They must be calibrated regularly, users are charged fees, and it restricts when you can drive your vehicle, but it may also be the only way that a driver can get themselves back on the road after an arrest – perhaps for a very long time. Just be sure to discuss this option and its pros and cons with an experienced attorney before you agree to the terms.
Avoiding Conviction of a DUI
The last (and obviously most favorable) outcome in a DUI case is to avoid conviction altogether. Accomplish this and your license is likely to stay intact, and you may not suffer any further consequences from the arrest. In short, your life could go back to normal. Unfortunately, reaching such a favorable outcome is not easily done. It requires skill and working knowledge of the criminal justice system. This is where an attorney comes in.
Able to protect your rights in a DUI charges case and dedicated to helping you achieve the most favorable outcome possible, Scott F. Anderson, Attorney at Law, is the firm to call after your DUI arrest. Learn more about how we can help protect your license, reputation, and living by scheduling a personalized consultation. Call our Arlington Heights DUI defense attorney at 847-253-3400 today.
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