CAN I GET A DRIVING PERMIT AFTER A DUI SUSPENSION?
HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ELIGIBLE FOR AN MDDP PERMIT AFTER A D.U.I. ARREST
How does a DUI Arrest affect my Commercial Driver’s License (“CDL”)
Most people in Illinois arrested for a Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (“DUI”) will have their privilege to drive suspended. Some may be eligible to get a permit to drive during this period.
Either you or your attorney will have to apply for a permit, it is not automatic.
A “first offender” for D.U.I. is entitled to obtain a Monitoring Device Driving Permit or “MDDP”
If you have a commercial driver’s licence (“CDL”) the impact of any traffic violation or D.U.I. will have a much different effect on you than someone with a regular license. If you have a CDL you should immediately contact the Russo Law Offices for advice on how to try and preserve your CDL privileges.
Under the current rules as applied to these permits you are a “first offender” if this is actually your first D.U.I. arrest or if you have not had D.U.I. arrest or DUI suspension for at least 5 years.
You may be deemed NOT ELIGIBLE if any of the following describe your circumstances:
1) You are under 18 years old
2) You have a prior conviction for Reckless Homicide or Aggravated D.U.I. involving a death
3) You are already suspended or revoke for some other reason
4) The current case alleges that you caused death or Great Bodily Harm to another.
After a DUI arrest you should receive several notices and forms from the Illinois Secretary of State. Prompt and informed attention to these notices is important to protect your driving privileges. You can call Russo Law Office, criminal attorney in Wheaton, for an prompt evaluation of your circumstances.
You can also click this link https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/baiidpub.html to see the current forms that the Secretary of State will send to the address on your driver’s license. Please note in the link there to forms that apply to Cook County specifically and forms that are used for the rest of the state. Be sure you choose the correct forms to apply for your MDDP.
It is important that you always keep the Secretary of State notified of any change of address because that is your responsibility and in the event the Secretary of State needs to contact you or notify you of any changes to your