An Out of State Conviction will Revoke your Illinois Driver’s License:
First, if you have an Illinois Driver’s License and you obtain a conviction in another state (Illinois also for that matter), your Illinois Driver’s License will be revoked once the out of state court reports to the Illinois Secretary of State that you received a DUI and plead guilty and received a conviction.
How long will it take the out of state conviction to be reported to the Illinois Secretary of State?
There is not set period, but typically I have seen it take about two weeks until the conviction an a person receiving the notice from the Illinois Secretary of State that his or her license is going to be suspended.
Is there anything that can be done to stop from losing my Illinois Driver’s License:
Once you plead guilty, the die has been cast. However, there are many things you can do to prevent the conviction in the first place. For example, you will be likely working with an attorney in the other jurisdiction, (Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, etc.). By hiring an Illinois attorney in addition to your out-of-state attorney the two attorneys might be able to come up with a disposition on the DUI that the prosecutor can accept and that will not revoke your Illinois Driver’s License.
If you already have have an out of state conviction for a DUI, how to get your Illinois Driver’s License Back:
Once your revoked you will need either a formal or informal hearing with the Illinois Secretary of State.
What determine if a formal or informal hearing is required:
The type of hearing you will need will depend on your prior driving record. If this was your first DUI, you will likely need an informal hearing. However, if this is a second offense, a formal hearing is probably required.
The below video provides additional information about the process to have a license reinstated and about the different types of hearings.
This video explains how to get your Illinois Driver’s License reinstated after an out-of-state DUI.
Initially I say your license in Illinois is suspended, your license is actually revoked.