DuPage DUI lawyer Marilyn A. Miller wants you to know what Illiniois DUI requires those convicted of DUI. Illinois law requires DUI offenders to complete a DUI evaluation prior to final sentencing or an order for supervision. The Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 5/11-501.01(a), provides:
After a finding of guilt and prior to any final sentencing or an order for supervision, for an offense based upon an arrest for a violation of Section 11-501 or a similar provision of a local ordinance, individuals shall be required to undergo a professional evaluation to determine if an alcohol, drug, or intoxicating compound abuse problem exists and the extent of the problem, and undergo the imposition of treatment as appropriate.
The DUI evaluation determines whether the defendant has a substance abuse problem and his likelihood of reoffending. The DUI evaluator interviews the defendant about his past and present use of alcohol and drugs. In addition, she reviews the Notice of Statutory Summary Suspension or Revocation, defendant’s driving record, and the chemical test results.
In addition, Illinois DUI law requires the defendant convicted of DUI to undergo DUI treatment prior to sentencing. The legal system refers to DUI treatment as “DUI classes.” DUI classes include at least 10 hours of DUI Risk Education and substance abuse treatment for defendant’s at significant or high risk to reoffend.
In DuPage County, Illinois, DuPage County Probation and Court Services conducts DUI evaluations.