Those who are convicted of a DUI offense in Illinois must undergo a DUI evaluation conducted by the Illinois Department of Human Services. According to the IDHS, these evaluations "determine the extent of the defendant's alcohol and/or drug use and its associated risk to current or future public safety." Many accused are not prepared for these evaluations and do not realize that they can have a major effect on their sentencing and future.
If you have been convicted of a DUI-related offense but want to fight to retain your driving privileges or lessen your court-mandated requirements, then we invite you to contact us at The Toney Law Firm, LLC today. Attorney Sarah Toney is an award-winning Chicago DUI defense lawyer with more than a decade of legal experience. She has navigated countless DUI cases and helped every one of her clients put these cases behind them as swiftly and favorably as possible.
Maximum penalties can still be avoided. Contact us today to start preparing for your DUI evaluation.
IDHS reviews four different things during your DUI evaluation: your Objective Test score and category, your blood alcohol content test results, your driving history, and a brief interview given at the evaluation. The interview will be about your drug and alcohol use and will be checked against the other reviewed items and possibly other sources. In the end, they will then give a recommendation to the Court or Office of the Secretary of State concerning your sentencing and driving privileges. You may also be asked to provide a urine sample at the time of the evaluation.
It is up to the Court or Office of the Secretary of State to agree with a DUI evaluation recommendation at a later hearing—so it is critical that you maintain proper counsel during this time. Our firm can help assert your rights during this process and ensure that you are given every consideration afforded to you under the law.
Do not hesitate to protect your future. Call us today to request a free case evaluation. For your convenience, we have also included a DUI Evaluation Appointment form below for prospective clients to review and acclimate themselves with DUI Evaluation requirements.