DUI Evaluation and Education
We offer the following DASA Licensed DUI Services:
If you were arrested for a DUI and your do not know what to do?
It's simple! Just follow these three easy steps:
- Don't panic and do not postpone it!
- Call us right away to schedule a required drug and alcohol evaluation, risk education or counseling service. This evaluation is only performed by the Court Agency and you have to wait for an appointment sometimes even a few weeks. The sooner you make an appointment, the sooner you will be ready for court
- Sign up for your education and/or therapy which is required in most cases. We can save you time and money and we can help you get your work permit through an attorney that specializes in DUI cases
In Illinois, anyone arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs (DUI) must undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation before a judicial driving permit (JDP) can be granted by the Court, sentencing can occur for the DUI offense, or registered or full driving privileges can be granted by the Office of the Secretary of State.
The purpose of the evaluation is to determine the extent of the defendant's alcohol and/or drug use and its associated risk to current or future public safety. The following areas are reviewed: the defendant's driving history, chemical test results (BAC), Objective Test score and category, and the interview with an evaluator.
The focus of the interview is past and current alcohol and drug use, specifically as it relates to driving history. Defendant responses are checked against the driving record, the Objective Test score, the results of the chemical testing, and possibly other corroborative sources. Inconsistencies must be reconciled between the defendant and the evaluator. If not, the evaluation will have no validity and could result in the following consequences:
- Denial of driving privileges by either the Court or the Office of the Secretary of State.
- A request by the Court or the Office of the Secretary of State to undergo another evaluation at the defendant's expense.
- Delay of sentencing from the DUI or a delay in consideration for judicial driving privileges by the Court or restricted or full driving privileges by the Office of the Secretary of State.
When the evaluation is completed, a classification and a recommendation will be determined by the evaluator and recorded on the Alcohol and Drug Uniform Report form for the Court or the Office of the Secretary of State. This form will then be sent to the Court or given the defendant to take to the Office of the Secretary of State for the driver's license hearing.
The classification will be one of the following:
- Minimal Risk
- Moderate Risk
- Significant Risk
- High Risk
The Minimum recommendation to the Court or the Office of the Secretary of State related to each classification is as follows:
Completion of a minimum of ten hours of DUI risk education.
Completion of a minimum of ten hours of DUI risk education and a minimum of 12 hours of early intervention provided over a minimum of four weeks with no more than three hours per day in any seven consecutive days, subsequent completion of any and all necessary treatment, and after, active on-going participation in all activities specified in the continuing care plan, if recommended, following completion of the early intervention.
Completion of a minimum of ten hours of DUI risk education and a minimum of 20 hours of substance abuse treatment and, after discharge, active on-going participation in all activities specified in the continuing care plan.
In all cases, it is at the discretion of the Court to determine what type of recommendation, if any, will ultimately become a part of the sanction for the DUI offense.