If Ireceived my first DWI, will I be allowed to drive to work?

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If Ireceived my first DWI, will I be allowed to drive to work?

I am 64.

Asked on November 10, 2010 under Criminal Law, Illinois

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Over the years the penalties for DWI's and DUI's have become harsher and harsher.    Now, you were pulled over and blew a .08 or higher, correct? You license was then immediately suspended but in Illinois they give you a receipt to allow you to continue driving while fighting the allegation.  However, on the 46th day after the arrest the suspension goes in to effect.   If you are convicted of DWI then your license will be suspended for one year following the conviction.  many states do allow you to apply for a limited license.  The limited license would allow you to drive to and from work.  Make sure that you discuss this with your attorney and apply as soon as you can.  Good luck.


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