MDDP

Article 36 Forfeiture Illinois

For years, DUI offenders have had to worry about their driver’s licenses and the possibility of incarceration. But recently, prosecutors have given defendants another cause for concern. The government can seize a DUI offender’s vehicle, and after a process called civil forfeiture, sell the vehicle at auction and keep the proceeds. The process takes place […]

Driver’s license suspension and DUI: not related

by Lewis Gainor on November 8, 2011

Summary Suspension | Not Guilty of DUI

One issue from an arrest for driving under the influence that is confusing is the difference between the summary suspension and the criminal offense of DUI. Many people believe that if you are found not guilty of DUI, then your driver’s license will not be suspended.  This is not true. Unfortunately, the law on DUI […]

Summary suspension and supervision: not the same

by Lewis Gainor on September 8, 2011

Difference Between Supervision and Summary Suspension

Many people are confused about the difference between a summary suspension and supervision. The two may sound alike, but they are very different. A summary suspension concerns your driver’s license. Your license to drive is suspended usually 46 days after an arrest for driving under the influence. The suspension is called a statutory summary suspension. […]

A second arrest for driving under the influence carries additional penalties for a person’s driving privileges. First, the statutory summary suspension will take effect 46 days after the date of arrest. If the person has either a DUI or summary suspension in the last 5 years, then that person is not a ‘first offender’ for […]

Statutory summary suspension for DUI based on drugs

by Lewis Gainor on November 19, 2010

Summary Suspension | Positive Test for Drugs | Urine Test | Cocaine

When a person is arrested for driving under the influence in Illinois, the arresting officer will ask him to submit to a chemical test. The most common form of test is a breathalyzer at the police station. If the machine shows a breath alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more, then that person is over the […]

MDDP | Illinois Permit Rules for Employer's Vehicle

Rules for MDDP with employer’s vehicle

by Lewis Gainor on October 24, 2010

A Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) is available to first offenders during the summary suspension. Generally, the qualifications for an MDDP are that the person has had no DUIs or summary suspensions in the last 5 years, did not cause great bodily harm in the commission of the present offense, has never been convicted of […]

MDDP Violations Resulting in Cancellation by Secretary of State

Cancellation of MDDPs by the Secretary of State

by Lewis Gainor on October 24, 2010

A violation of the rules for the Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) can cause the Secretary of State to take adverse action against that person’s driving privileges. The Secretary of State can extend the summary suspension, cancel the permit all together, and even require the driver to obtain a restricted driving permit after the summary […]

MDDP Rules Violations

A summary of Illinois MDDP violations

by Lewis Gainor on October 23, 2010

The Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) that is available for first offenders is subject to certain terms and conditions. These rules apply to all permitees, regardless of the individual circumstances of their case. For example, a person whose driver’s license is suspended for a positive urine test for cannabis or a controlled substance must used […]

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First Offender | Illinois DUI | MDDP

Eligibility for driving permit during summary suspension

by Lewis Gainor on October 22, 2010

During a period of statutory summary suspension, some defendants may qualify for a driving permit. The permit is called a Monitoring Device Driving Permit. The permit is referred to as an MDDP by attorneys and the courts. The statute is 625 ILCS 5/6-206.1 of the vehicle code. The MDDP is a permit allowing the defendant […]

SSS | Illinois Statutory Summary Suspension

Illinois statutory summary suspension law: the basics

by Lewis Gainor on October 18, 2010

A statutory summary suspension is an administrative action taken by the Secretary of State on a person’s Illinois driving privileges. If, during an arrest for driving under the influence, the person fails chemical testing or refuses to submit to chemical testing, his license will be subject to a statutory summary suspension. The summary suspension is […]