This is a first time DUI with a clean record. I'm required to install an IID but will I need to drive to WI every 30 days to have it serviced?
To answer this question, you need to start in the State that issued your present license.
Assuming you have a valid MO license, but that MO is enforcing the WI IID order, then you will probably need to continue to comply with the order. If that is the case, you may be able to find a substitute IID provider in IL.
If you have a valid MO license, and MO is not enforcing the IID order, you may or may not be able to get an IL license, depending upon your answers to the specific questions on the IL application. Lying on a D.L. application is a crime in most States.
Regardless, if you don't serve out the WI IID order, it will hang over your head in WI indefinitely, and potentially cause problems down the road when you move again.
You don't say how far into your one year IID order you are, or whether you have an enforceable one year contract with the provider that will require you to pay for the full year anyway.
Given the potential problems with non-compliance, the chance that your contract will require you to pay the provider regardless, and the potential need to hire counsel in two or three states to get a more definite answer to your question, you may conclude that driving to WI once a month, or finding a substitute provider who can service the IID in Illinois is the simplest thing to do.
This answer is provided for general information only. No legal advice can be given without a consult as to the specifics of the case.
The best way to answer your questions is to contact the agencies in charge of issuing driver licenses in MO and IL, and see if/how they will enforce the WI penalties. You may make these calls anonymously, asking hypothetical questions, or even have a friend or family member call and ask the anonymous/hypothetical questions.
Thus far, none of my clients with IL licenses who were convicted in WI of an OWI-1st have had to install an IID. Or at least, none of them have come back to me and complained.
You may not be able to get an IL license if the WI suspension/revocation is in effect. Many states will wait until an out of state suspension or revocation has cleared before issuing a driver license.
Beware that IL is draconian: If you were convicted of OWI-1st or PAC-1st in WI and had an IL license, IL has a presumed lifetime revocation. Most drivers get their licenses back after about a year. But if IL wants to, IL could keep revoking your license for the rest of your life. That is why it is called a presumed lifetime revocation.
I don't know if IL will treat you the same as if you were licensed in IL at the time of the offense. But, this gives you an idea of how serious IL treats out of state OWIs.
The WI IID requirement should start from the date you obtain a valid license or restricted license in any state. It depends on how the court's order was worded. If the court said the IID requirement begins on licensure and you get a license in MO, the IID requirement begins running, even if MO does not require an IID. Contact the clerk to determine the wording of the court's order. If the court ordered the IID forthwith, you may have a problem; and may want to see if the court will amend the wording of its order.
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