Knoxville, IL asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois

Q: 37 yrs ago my husband had a dui in pensacola florida went to court $1000 fine he paid and 100 days community service

the community service started in 3 weeks and navy relocated him to california two weeks later. He told judge this and he said well dont ever come back to florida or you'll be arrested. California gave him a license and so did illinois where we live now. Now illinois wont reissue his driver license until this is cleared up. out of the blue 37 yrs later. what should we do? clean driving record since no more dui or any tickets

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Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Springfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes the problem pointer driver system finally caught up with him. It is designed to prevent people who have an open DUI in one state from getting a license in another.

He will need to have an administrative hearing with the Illinois Secretary of State. Since he lives out of state, he can do this in person or through the mail. With the secretary state being closed until at least June 1 and probably later, his best play would be to submit an out-of-state packet. presently.

If he needs an evaluation (he may not)now would be the time to do it because it can be done remotely using an Illinois agency rather than trying to deal with an out-of-state agency that won’t understand the Secretary of State process. I do have concerns about the fact that he has an outstanding warrant. That may or may not create a roadblock with Illinois depending upon how it shows up on PDPS.

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Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Northfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Just to clarify, if he had an Illinois license at the time of the DUI (and there is a revocation on his Illinois record), I concur with Mr. Harvatin's answer. However, if he obtained a license in Illinois subsequent to the DUI and they are refusing to renew his Illinois license, the issue will have to be resolved in Florida not with the Illinois Secretary of State. You should contact an attorney in Florida to assist.

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David J. Winer
David J. Winer
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Waukegan, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It is unclear from your questions whether the hold is in Illinois of Florida. I suggest that you call the Illinois DMV at 217-782-7065, give his Illinois drivers license number and ask what the hold is about and where it is from. Beware, they are closed now due to COVID and it may take awhile for them to answer. If the hold is from Florida or another state the PDPS- Problem Driver Pointer System- stopped him due to a DUI revocation in one state from getting one in another state. If it is from Florida then you have to deal with them to lift the hold and contact an attorney there to have it removed

If it is an Illinois hold, he needs to have a Administrative Hearing with the Illinois Secretary of State. Because he lives out of state it will likely be done through the mail with an Out of State Packet.

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Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Read your question very closely, your husband will have to resolve his issues in Florida before he can get a license renewed her in Illinois. He needs to hire an attorney licensed in Florida to assist him.

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