What is the effect of DUI in Kentucky if I live in Illinois? 4 Answers as of February 15, 2012

If you get a DUI in Kentucky but live in Illinois do you lose your license in Illinois and must you do all the requirements that the state of Illinois requires of you to get your license back?

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Brucar & Yetter, P.C.
Brucar & Yetter, P.C. | Wayne Brucar
Yes. As a DUI in other states result in a conviction, Illinois will revoke your license when it is reported to the Secretary of State. If it is your only DUI, however, you can go to an informal hearing with a hearing officer at any DMV rather than a formal hearing at the State's formal hearing sites.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 2/15/2012
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
If convicted of the offense, the Secretary of State office here in illinois will be notified of the conviction, and your license will be revoked for a year, under a discretionery revocation. If at all possible, contact counsel down in Kentucky to see if the charge can be amended/reduced to a different offense, like speeding or reckless driving, which will not have such a dramatic effect on your privileges here. If convicted. you will have to do alcohol counselling and have an evaluation done on your alcohol use, see an informal hearing officer at an office of Secretary of State near you for the requirements for your particular case in trying to obtain a restricted driving permit.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 2/14/2012
The Law Offices of Harold L. Wallin | Harold L. Wallin
If you receive an out of state conviction for a DUI or similar offense (or "wet reckless") your license in IL will be revoked, and you will have to go through all the requirements that Illinois places on revoked for DUI drivers including alcohol treatment and changed drinking pattern. You will be revoked for a minimum of one year, although you can apply for a hardship restricted drivers permit after three months.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 2/14/2012
Myles Hahn III Attorney at Law | Myles Hahn III
Generally, most states report DUI's to the "home states" of the drivers. When the Illinois Secretary of State is notified, they are likely to place the DUI on your Illinois record. How recent was the DUI?
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 2/14/2012
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