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What You Need to Know About Monitoring Device Driving Permits in Illinois

 Posted on November 27, 2023 in Uncategorized

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In Illinois, a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) is a special type of driving permit that allows individuals whose driver’s license has been suspended to operate a motor vehicle legally. This permit may be available to qualified individuals in Illinois who have had their license suspended due to a first-offense DUI

Today, we will discuss who can get an MDDP and the different benefits of this permit. If you want to learn more about your legal rights and options following a driver’s license suspension, contact a driver’s license restatement lawyer.  

An MDDP Can Get You Back on the Road Legally

Individuals who are at least 18 years old and have had their driver’s license suspended due to a first-offense DUI conviction are typically eligible for an MDDP in Illinois. You will not qualify for an MDDP if your driver's license was already suspended, revoked, or was otherwise invalid at the time of the DUI arrest. Individuals accused of causing death or bodily harm while driving under the influence and those previously convicted of reckless homicide or aggravated DUI do not qualify for an MDDP.

You can expect to receive an application for the MDDP in the mail. To obtain an MDDP, you must have something called a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) installed in your vehicle, which is essentially a breathalyzer device for your car. The BAIID prevents you from starting the vehicle if you have any alcohol in your system. 

The benefits of obtaining an MDDP are significant. By allowing individuals with suspended licenses to operate a vehicle legally, the MDDP helps prevent unlicensed driving and reduce the risk of further serious offenses, such as DUI. The MDDP can also help to reduce the impact of a driving suspension or revocation on an individual’s ability to support themselves and their families. 

In addition to allowing individuals to operate a vehicle legally, the MDDP can also provide an incentive to refrain from drinking and driving. Since the BAIID prevents the driver from starting their car while intoxicated, the BAIID essentially forces people to drive sober. The BAIID can serve as a useful tool for individuals fighting an alcohol dependency. 

Contact a Will County License Reinstatement Attorney

An MDDP can be an essential solution for those who have been convicted of a first-time DUI. By providing a controlled way to operate a vehicle, the MDDP can help individuals maintain their livelihoods and get back on the road safely. If you or a loved one is interested in obtaining an MDDP, contact the skilled Grundy County criminal defense reinstatement lawyer with the Law Offices of Jack L. Zaremba, P.C. Call 815-740-4025 for a free consultation. 



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