An Illinois state representative recently commented that there are “two things you cannot expunge in Illinois…domestic violence and DUIs.” In fact, Illinois DUI’s stay on your record for life, whether the incident occurred a year ago or 30 years ago, often creating obstacles to employment and school or leading to harsher consequences for subsequent offenses. The inability to expunge a DUI from your driving record underscores why it is important to work with an experienced DUI attorney if you are charged with Illinois drunk driving offense.
For those who already have an Illinois DUI conviction on their record, a recently proposed bill may offer a second chance if successful. While drivers may not be able to expunge a DUI, Illinois House Bill 3934 seeks to allow DUI charges to be sealed under the following circumstances:
- The person has not already been convicted of or been placed on supervision for DUI
- 10 or more years have passed since the end of the person’s sentence
- The DUI incident did not proximately cause death or personal injury to someone or damage someone’s property
- There is no other misdemeanor or felony driving charge on the person’s record
An Illinois DUI conviction has lasting consequences and it is therefore important to seek the help of an experienced Illinois DUI attorney promptly when you are charged with an Illinois drunk or drugged driving offense. Contact Libertyville, Illinois leading DUI lawyer, Ronald L Bell & Associates PC for immediate assistance at 847-495-6000.