Chicago, IL asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: In 2010 I my license was suspended in illinois for a dui me and my family went to Florida on 10/10/10 I was driving and

And received a speeding and driving on suspended the driving was paid and thrown out now illinois wants to give me a 3 year suspension what can I do

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Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Springfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: From your question, it appears that you received a DUI in Illinois, your second one within five years, and refused the breath test. That resulted in a three year suspension to start out with.

Now Florida has reported to Illinois that you were driving. That violates the driving while suspended law, and under that law, the time of the original suspension (three months) is doubled.

Each time you get caught driving and are convicted, another three years will be added. About the only thing you could do at this point is try and find a lawyer in Florida who could vacate the conviction and turn it into a nonmoving violation. Probably won’t be that easy but I don’t know.

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Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Springfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: I meant to add, the original term of the suspension should’ve been over, but you probably did not pay the reinstatement fee.

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Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You need to have an attorney review your driving record to see if anything can be done.

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