Clients that are BAIID Multiple Offenders (BMO) will be required to use the ignition interlock device for a period of five (5) consecutive years prior to getting full reinstatement of their license. Clients will be required to have the BAIID device on all vehicles that are owned by them, if they have two (2) DUI convictions in their past. There is no negotiating with the State of Illinois on this requirement. Further, there must not be a suspension, cancellation, or revocation of the permit, or violation of a regulation requiring use of an ignition interlock device during this time period.
What Should You Know about BMO Permits
- Anyone with two (2) or more DUI convictions must complete 5 years of continuous BAIID driving prior to full reinstatement
- The date of the DUI offenses does not matter. Last DUI offense could be 20 years old
- This will be applied retroactively to your case No exception to the 5 year requirement
- You must have a Formal Hearing
- If at anytime your permit is cancelled you must start the 5 year period over. That applies even if you completed 4 years and 2 months, you will be required to start over.
- Your eligibility date for reinstatement is irrelevant. Even if you have passed the 5 or 10 year revocation period, you are still required to maintain a permit for 5 years
- BMO Permits are good for 2 years and must be renewed
- Does not apply to Out-of-State Residents
BAIID Multiple Offender Permits
Due to recent changes in laws with the Illinois Secretary of State, clients that are BAIID Multiple Offenders (BMO) no longer have to prove a hardship when applying for a permit. That means that your revocation eligibility date does not apply and you DO NOT have to prove a hardship to the hearing officer. You are not required to have a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP) as long as you have met your burden to the secretary of state, a permit will be issued to you.
Benefits of BMO Permits
- Permit good for 6 days a week (you choose the days)
- Up to 12 hours a day driving
- 200 mile radius of your home
As discussed earlier, all BMO clients are required to have the BAIID device in their vehicle for the full 5 year time period.
Illinois Probationary Permits
Under the rule change, non BMO clients that are past their eligibility date for full reinstatement can now be placed on a probationary permit instead of a restricted permit. That means that you get the benefits of the BMO permit of 6 days a week, 12 hours a day and the 200 mile radius, without being required to maintain the permit for 5 years. If you are not past your reinstatement eligibility date however, you will need to prove the hardship and would only be eligible for the more limited restricted driving permit.
Real World Examples
- You have 2 DUI convictions (BMO) and are past your reinstatement eligibility date: You do not need to provide a hardship
- You have 2 DUI convictions (BMO) and have not yet reached your eligibility date for reinstatement yet: You do not need to prove a hardship
- You are not BMO and you are past your eligibility date for reinstatement: You are eligible for Probationary Permit and do not need to show a hardship
- You are not BMO and have yet to reach your eligibility date for reinstatement: You do have to show a hardship and can only receive a restricted permit
- You have a lifetime revocation: You do have to prove a hardship and can only receive a restricted permit.
If you have any questions about which type of permit you are eligible for, give us a call at 815-740-4025. If you prefer, send us an email with the contact form.