Illinois DUI Penalties – 2006
Illinois DUI Conviction Penalties
First DUI Offense In Illinois:
- 1 year loss of drivers license.
- 1 year imprisonment possible.
- Max fine of $2,500
Second DUI Conviction In Illinois:
- Minimum of a 5 year loss of drivers license if 2nd offense was within a 20 year time frame.
- Mandatory 5 days in jail or 30 community service days if 2nd offense was within a 5 year time frame.
- Imprisonment up to 1 year possible.
Third DUI Offense In Illinois (a Class 4 Felony)
- 6 year loss of driving privileges
- Imprisonment possible for up to 3 years.
- Fines up to a $10,000 maximum.
Driving Under The Influence In Illinois Also Triggers Drivers License Sanctions;
First offense DUI: Indication of a BAC of .08 or greater through an approved chemical test triggers a mandatory 3-month drivers license suspension. Refusing to be tested triggers an automatic 6 month suspension.
Second Offense DUI: BAC of .08 or greater triggers mandatory 12 month suspension.