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Will County BAIID Requirements for Restricted Driving Permit Lawyer

Will County BAIID RDP Lawyer

Attorney Serving Joliet and Plainfield Explains Breath-Alcohol Testing Device Required for Post-DUI Driving Permit

If your Illinois driver's license was revoked for driving under the influence (DUI) and you have been granted a restricted driving permit (RDP), you will generally be required to have a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) installed on your vehicle.

At the Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C., we understand how difficult it is to get around in rural and suburban areas without a car. When we work with you to obtain your RDP, we will make sure you understand the conditions of your permit including the BAIID requirements. We have helped hundreds of people regain the dignity of driving and we can help you, too.

How the Illinois BAIID RDP Program Works

How the device works: A BAIID measures your blood alcohol content (BAC) by testing your breath. You must blow into the device to start the car and again at random intervals during each trip. If you register a BAC of 0.025 or more, the car will not start.

Basic requirements: If your RDP is BAIID-conditioned, you must install a BAIID in your personal vehicle and drive only that vehicle. You may, in some cases, also be required to install and use a BAIID in an employer-provided vehicle of which you are the sole driver and/or in all motor vehicles registered solely or jointly in your name. You may not operate a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or vehicle that requires a commercial driver's license (CDL).

Employment exemption possible: Your RDP may allow you to drive an employer-provided vehicle without an installed BAIID for job-related purposes only or to test drive vehicles with a 5-mile radius of your workplace.

Program details: The Illinois Secretary of State's office sets the terms for the BAIID program, including:

  • Anyone driving the car will have to use the BAIID to start the car.
  • The device captures a picture of the driver's face and records the driver's BAC on each attempt.
  • The Secretary of State's office will download the record of all attempts directly from the device on a regular basis, although in some cases you may be required to take your vehicle to the BAIID vendor for the data to be downloaded.
  • You will be required to take your vehicle to a BAIID vendor at least once every six months for testing.
  • Records showing more than 10 unexplained failed attempts to start the vehicle may be used as evidence against you when you apply for full reinstatement of your driver's license.

BAIID RDP Violations and Consequences

The Illinois Secretary of State may cancel your BAIID RDP, subject to a hearing at which you can contest the cancellation, for a variety of reasons including:

  • You tamper with the BAIID or prevent the camera from taking a clear image of your face blowing into the BAIID.
  • The state receives notification from a BAIID vendor that you had the device removed from your vehicle.
  • A law enforcement officer catches you operating a vehicle without a BAIID.
  • You are arrested for DUI or another offense that involved your use of alcohol.
  • Your permit requires you to abstain from alcohol and you attempt to start your car with a BAC of 0.05 or more.

BAIID Costs in Illinois

Prior to issuance of your RDP, and at each renewal, you must pay a $360 annual BAIID monitoring fee to the state. If you will be eligible for full reinstatement of your driver's license in less than one year, the fee may be prorated to your expected reinstatement date.

In addition, you must pay a state-approved vendor for the installation and lease of the BAIID. These fees are estimated at roughly $1,000 per year per vehicle. You may be eligible for a reduction in fees if you are deemed indigent by the court.

Will County Lawyer Handling BAIID RDP Hearings

For assistance with a Secretary of State hearing related to issuance, renewal, or cancellation of your BAIID-conditioned RDP, contact the Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C. at 815-666-1285. From our two convenient offices in Joliet and Plainfield, Illinois, we serve clients in Will County, Grundy County, Kendall County, Yorkville, Morris, and surrounding areas.

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