I am a student in IL but my parents live in GA. I am currently staying in GA for the summer but my license is suspended in GA because of DUI. Can I receive a work permit for the summer without it making my IL drivers license invalid? Also will Illinois find out about my DUI conviction and suspend my license? As of right now My Illinois license is still valid, but I only went to court one week ago. I have currently held a Georgia Drivers license before moving to Illinois.
The Georgia license suspension likely will result in a hold on your Illinois license. Was your GA license suspended administratively for refusing a test?
I am not licensed to practice in GA or IL, so out of respect to any experienced DUI attorney from either state who also answers, I would direct you to their answers first. However, my understanding is that what will control is the Interstate Compact. You can see it at http://apps.csg.org/ncic/Compact.aspx?id=56 Note Georgia not a member, nor is North Dakota, Nevada (withdrew in 2007), Michigan, Wisconsin or Tennessee. Your DUI in GA may not be shared information to IL, so IL may not suspend your license. As to getting a work permit in GA, talk to an immigration attorney there. Good luck.
You cannot get a limited permit in GA since you do not have a GA license. If you did, it would only be valid in GA regardless.
If Illinois finds out about the GA DUI, they will likely take action on your Ill. license.
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Your license will most likely suspend in Illnois once the DMV gets notice of the DUI conviction. You should call Illnois DMV to get more infotmation or speak with an attorney that practices in Illnois.
At some point, if you were convicted of the DUI Illinois will revoke your license, not just suspend it. You will then need a hearing with the Sec of State to apply for a hardship permit during the revocation. Also, if you refused the test in GA, Illinois will suspend your license as well.
GA will report the conviction to IL, and IL is then free to impose their own suspension or ignore it. You should ask this question under the IL Forum so IL lawyers can answer that portion. Since you don't have a GA license you cannot get any kind of work permit in GA.
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These seem to be questions the attorney who represented you on the DUI charge should have answer for you
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