Burnsville, MN asked in Traffic Tickets and DUI / DWI for Wisconsin

Q: Getting a license reinstated in another state

so I got my license revoked in Wisconsin because of a dui 2 years ago, I'm eligible for reinstatement starting tomorrow. I'm also moving to Illinois in 4 days, do I still have to pay reinstatement in Wisconsin, or can I just get my license in Illinois?

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Michael Hayes
Michael Hayes
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: Section 343.38(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes requires you to comply with the reinstatement requirements, including paying a $200 reinstatement fee. The court ordered that the DMV revoke your operating privilege for 2 years, but this does not mean your privilege to drive is automatically reinstated. The revocation continues indefinitely until you comply with all reinstatement requirements.

When you apply for an Illinois driver license, the Illinois Secretary of State will check with the National Driver Registry Problem Pointer System to see if your operating privilege is suspended, revoked or cancelled in any other state, and if so, you will not be eligible for issuance of a driver license in Illinois or any other state. Therefore, you must reinstate your operating privilege in Wisconsin to be eligible for a driver license in Illinois.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.