Cary, NC asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois

Q: Can I lose my Illinois driving license for a DWI conviction in NC?

I moved from NC to Illinois, 3 months ago. I was charged with a DWI in NC over 2 years ago. My sentencing is scheduled for next week and I am going to lose my NC license for 1 year. Will they revoke my license here in Illinois?

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Brian Polinske
Brian Polinske
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes. There is a compact that exists between almost all states. The compact expressly requires each state to report this type of offense to the state that issues your drivers license. However, in some instances a disposition does not result in a conviction for the offense. In that situation your license may not be revoked. I would recommend you contact the Illinois Secretary of State after the paperwork is processed in NC to determine whether there is any negative impact on your driving privileges. You will need to obtain what is called a "driving abstract" from the SOS.

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