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Illinois ignition interlock

Ignition interlock 
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Illinois BAIID & ignition interlock laws

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What to do after getting a DUI can be confusing. Intoxalock is here to help. We have over 20 years of experience helping people just like you install a BAIID or ignition interlock device in Illinois and get back on the road legally.

Don’t let the thought of installing a BAIID in Illinois (ignition interlock device (IID), car breathalyzer or interlock system) intimidate you. Our law specialists will answer all of your ignition interlock questions and walk you through Illinois State requirements and laws, help you find a local authorized service center and schedule an installation conveniently nearby, to regain your license as quickly as possible.

Intoxalock BAIID benefits in the State of Illinois:

  • Largest BAIID device service center network in the state
  • 24/7 customer service support and remote lockout assistance
  • Affordable ignition interlock pricing
  • Over 1,800 convenient locations nationwide
  • The fastest way to get back on the road legally in Illinois
Ignition interlocks laws and requirements in the State of Illinois

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BAIID & drunk driving laws in the State of Illinois:

First Offense DUI

If you are arrested for a first offense DUI in Illinois, your driving privileges will be suspended for a minimum of six months. If you refuse to submit to testing, your driving privileges will be suspended for one year. However, you may be eligible for driving relief and a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) during the period of Statutory Summary Suspension (SSS). An eligible driver must receive their MDDP by mail from the Secretary of State’s office and install a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID).

NOTE: Drivers under the age of 18, or drivers whose license is otherwise invalid are not eligible for an MDDP. Previous violations may also effect eligibility.


Second offense DUI

If you are arrested for a second offense DUI, your driving license will be suspended for a minimum of one year. If you refuse to submit to testing, your driving privileges will be suspended for three years. In most cases, you will be eligible to regain driving privileges with a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP). You will not be eligible for full license reinstatement until you’ve installed and driven with a BAIID in your vehicle for a minimum of five years. Drivers under the of 16 whose driving privileges are revoked are not eligible for a RDP.

NOTE: If you refuse to submit to testing after being involved in a crash where serious personal injury or death was involved, your driving privileges will be revoked for a minimum of one year.

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Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP)

To obtain a MDDP, you must pay applicable fees including a BAIID monitoring fee and MDDP issuance fee. The BAIID monitoring fee is paid in advance to the Illinois Secretary of State and is assessed for one year at a time. The MDDP is needed in order to install a BAIID. Issuance of a MDDP and installation of a BAIID allows a driver to legally operate a vehicle at any time of day or night.

NOTE: A MDDP or RDP allows the holder to drive a vehicle to the service center location for the installation of a BAIID within 14 days of its issuance.

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DUI conviction

In addition to a SSS or revocation, you may be convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, other drugs and/or intoxicating compounds and have your driving privileges revoked.

  • First conviction results in a minimum one-year revocation
  • Second conviction within 20 years results in a minimum five-year revocation
  • Third conviction results in a minimum ten-year revocation

If convicted, you may also be subject to:

  • Pay a fine
  • File Financial Responsibility Insurance (SR22) for three consecutive years
  • Perform community service and/or jail time

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Restricted Driving Permit

To obtain a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP), you must provide a current professional alcohol/drug evaluation and when appropriate, provide proof of remedial education or treatment. You must also pay all applicable fees, including a BAIID monitoring fee and RDP issuance fee. The BAIID monitoring fee is paid in advance to the Illinois Secretary of State and is assessed for one year at a time. This permit will only allow you to drive according to the restrictions outlined in your permit by the Illinois Secretary of State’s office.

If you have been approved for an RDP by Department of Administrative Hearings, you will receive a letter outlining the requirements that will need to be fulfilled within 60 days.

This may include:

  • Paying all applicable fees to the Illinois Secretary of State***
  • Completing a driver’s license examination
  • Providing proof of employment
  • Filing Financial Responsibility Insurance (SR22) for three years

If you are convicted of second or third DUI offense, you must install a BAIID on all vehicles registered, owned/co-owned, titled/co-titled in your name.

NOTE: A MDDP or RDP allows the holder to drive a vehicle to the service center location for the installation of a BAIID within 14 days of its issuance.

 

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This information is provided as a guideline only. Each case will vary.
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