Chicago, IL asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois

Q: I have 2 DUIs in the Illinois. The last one occurred over 20 years ago. What steps do I need to get my license back?

Both of the DUIs occurred over 20 years ago and I completed all required treatment. I don’t drink and I would like to get my license back now that I have children and a new job that I need to be able to drive for. Does the fact that it was over 20 years ago have any impact.

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

A: The fact that is 20 years certainly does not hurt. The fact that you completed all your treatment may or may not be relevant, depending upon what your classification is and what you’re drinking and or drug use has been like since you’ve completed treatment.

At a minimum, you would have to obtain an updated drug and alcohol evaluation and have a formal hearing with the Illinois Secretary of State. There could be other requirements, again depending upon your risk level.

Alan E. Jones
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Alan E. Jones
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Waukegan, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Hello. The process you need to get reinstated depends on several key factors: Where you live; If you've had recent infractions for driving on revoked; What level of treatment you completed, etc. Most attorneys that practice in this area offer a free consultation. A good attorney can really help you.

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