What is an Illinois DUI Evaluation?

What is a DUI evaluation in Illinois?

What is an Illinois DUI Evaluation?

Illinois DUI laws requires that anyone being sentenced on an Illinois DUI must undergo a DUI evaluation. The purpose of the DUI evaluation is to determine the probability that a person will get another DUI in the future. In the DUI evaluation a determination will be made regarding the person’s dependency on alcohol or drugs. The DUI evaluation must be finished and a report created before a judge can sentence anyone on a DUI charge. A DUI evaluation is also required by the Secretary of State before giving a DUI offender a restricted drivers license or reinstating the person’s full driving privileges.

What is the Purpose of an Illinois DUI Evaluation?

During the Illinois DUI evaluation the evaluator will attempt to determine the extent of the DUI offender’s alcohol or drug use and the probability of recidivism. The evaluator will also try to determine the risks to public safety that the DUI offender poses.

What Areas are Reviewed During the Illinois DUI Evaluation?

The Illinois DUI evaluation consists of the following areas:

  1. The DUI defendant’s prior driving history
  2. The results of any chemical test or the blood alcohol level at the time of arrest
  3. The Objective Test score and category
  4. The interview with an evaluator

What Happens During the Interview Portion of the DUI Evaluation?

During a Lane, Hupp, & Crowley website interview the evaluator will ask questions related to the DUI offender’s past and current alcohol or drug use and the DUI offender’s driving background. The DUI evaluator will then take the responses given during the DUI interview and cross-check them with the Objective Test score, the results of any DUI chemical tests, and any other corroborative evidence available.

If inconsistencies exist between the responses given and the DUI offender’s background, the DUI evaluator may recommend that the DUI offender retake the Illinois DUI evaluation, which will delay sentencing and could result in your bond being revoked or you being held in contempt of court.

What Happens When the Illinois DUI Evaluation is Complete?

At the conclusion of the Illinois DUI evaluation the DUI evaluator will recommend an alcohol or drug treatment classification, which will determine the length of treatment and aftercare the DUI offender must undergo to complete his or her sentence.

The classification will be one of the following:

  1. Minimal Risk
  2. Moderate Risk
  3. Significant Risk
  4. High Risk

Conclusion

Pleading guilty or being found guilty of a DUI carries with tremendous consequences including lengthy alcohol or drug treatment. This can occur even if you do not have an alcohol or drug problem. The former DUI prosecutor at Jaleel Law P.C. has the experience to beat your DUI case. At Jaleel Law P.C. a plea of guilty is always a last resort because we do whatever we can to win your DUI case. 

Contact us today to discuss how we can help in your Illinois DUI case.