Out-of-State DUI Convictions
If you have been charged with DUI in a state other than Illinois, you may be worried about what will happen once you return back home. You may have been visiting family, attending a social function, or on a routine business trip. Unfortunately, most of the same DUI-related rules will apply once you return to your primary residence in Illinois.
To learn more about your rights and options regarding a DUI conviction, call the Champaign DUI defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling (217) 328-6000 for a free and confidential evaluation of your case.
What Could Happen When I Get Back To Illinois?
If you were in a neighboring state, such as Kentucky, and received a DUI, certain consequences could result that you may not anticipate or know about in advance. These could be:
- The cancellation of your Illinois driver’s license
- Suspension of your driver’s license if you decline blood alcohol content testing
The Secretary of State of Illinois could cancel your driver’s license when his or her office discovers the existence of your DUI charge. Also, because Illinois does not use a graduated impairment scheme, if the charges against you have been reduced to a lower level, your license could still be revoked. It is important that you discuss your case with an experienced DUI attorney if you have been charged with this offense outside of Illinois.
If you or someone you love was charged with DUI while visiting another state, contact the experienced Champaign DUI defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at (217) 328-6000 for a free consultation.