– DUI Evaluations and License Reinstatement –

In Illinois, anyone arrested for DUI must undergo a DUI drug and alcohol evaluation before they can be sentenced for the DUI offense. The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the degree of the defendant’s alcohol and/or drug use and what risk that poses to public safety. There are two different processes: for the court, including out-of-state cases, and Secretary of State license reinstatement. Whatever process you need, we have the answers you need.

If you need a DUI drug and alcohol evaluation, you need to come to Counseling Center of Illinois. We can perform your evaluation and provide you the follow-up DUI classes here.

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DUI Alcohol and Drug Evaluation & License Reinstatement

Driving Record

It needs to be a driving abstract issued for court purposes and cannot be older than 30 days.

Report from DUI Arrest

You will need the report from the night of the arrest. Depending on where your DUI took place, this document may be called the notice of summary suspension, sworn report, law enforcement report, or police report. It should include: date of arrest, time of arrest, and the results of a breathalyzer test or a drug test.

Consultation Checklist

This is only for drivers who hold a driver’s license from Illinois. It is needed for license reinstatement evaluations.

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– What To Expect –

The drug & alcohol evaluation will take about two hours. It will include an interview and questionnaires focusing on past and current alcohol and drug use.

After the DUI alcohol and drug assessment is complete, you will be given a risk level recommendation of which DUI class program is best for your needs.

    • Minimal Risk
    • Moderate Risk
    • Significant Risk
    • High Risk
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For more about these classifications, visit our DUI Classes page.

Note: 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. However, if the alcohol and drug evaluation is for the Office of the Secretary of State in relation to the return of full or limited driving privileges, you will be required to complete any recommendations contained in the drug and alcohol assessment.

You have the right to refuse the completed alcohol and drug evaluation, to withdraw from the process at any time, or to seek a second opinion by obtaining another evaluation. However, any information provided may be released to the Court or the Office of the Secretary of State, upon request. If the evaluation and assessment procedure is not completed, notice will be sent to the Court or the Office of the Secretary of State.

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