Q: How does being convicted of a DUI in a state other than Illinois affect my ability to drive in Illinois?
A: If the conviction is reported back to the Illinois Secretary of State, your driver's license will be revoked. You will need to apply for driving privileges through an administrative hearing before the Secretary of State. You may only be eligible for a restricted driving permit at first, prior to full reinstatement. This process is complex and legal representation is strongly encouraged. If your out-of-state attorney is able to avoid a conviction, or negotiate a reduction to reckless driving, you may be able to avoid a license revocation.
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