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In Illinois, how long does a DUI stay on your record?


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Alcohol/drug offenses remain on a driver's record for a lifetime in Illinois according to the Secretary of State (SOS). So a DUI conviction does not come off of your driving record in the State of Illinois. A DUI stays on your driver's abstract for your lifetime.

The IL SOS states that minor moving violations such as speeding, disregarding a traffic control light, improper lane usage, etc. remain on a driver's record for four to five years from the date of conviction. If the ticket forms the basis for a suspension or revocation, the information will be carried on your driving record for a minimum of seven years from the date of reinstatement.

The Secretary of State also notes that if you are convicted of a DUI, your driver's license and driving privileges will be revoked for a minimum of one year for the first offense, five years for a second offense committed within a 20-year period, 10 years for a third offense and lifetime revocation for a fourth or subsequent offense.

If you are under age 21 at the time of the DUI conviction, your driver's license and driving privileges will be revoked for a minimum of two years for your first offense; a second offense will result in a license revocation for a minimum of five years or until your 21st birthday, whichever is longer; third offense a minimum of 10 years; and a lifetime revocation for a fourth or subsequent offense.

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