In the state of Illinois, consumption and possession of alcohol by any person under 21 years of age is illegal. Illinois law has a zero-tolerance policy for drivers under 21 years of age when it comes to DUI — you will face a minimum two-year driver’s license revocation for a first DUI conviction in addition to the penalties that apply for DUI offenders age 21 and older.
You will not be eligible for an RDP until the second year of the revocation period. Offenders under age 18 on a statutory summary suspension are not eligible for an MDDP and may be subject to remedial education and/or retesting prior to reinstatement of their driving privileges.
As part of probation or discharge, a person under age 21 convicted of DUI may be ordered by a judge to participate in the Youthful Intoxicated Driver’s Visitation Program. The program includes a comprehensive counseling session to determine if the program is appropriate and, if approved, you may be sent on a supervised visit to a location where the results of alcoholism or DUI crashes may be viewed.
If you or someone you know is an underage driver suspected of DUI, contact us at Dohman Law immediately.
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