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I got a DWI in another state so what should I do?

I got pulled over and arrested for driving while intoxicated while I was travelling through Kentucky. I'm from Chicago. How do I handle this? Will Illinois know that I got this DWI??


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    Timothy J. Thill | Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    261 E. Quincy ST
    Riverside, IL 60546
    (708) 443-1200
    You should find a good defense lawyer who practices in the court where the case is pending. I would suggest getting on the internet and searching for DUI attorneys in that county of Kentucky. Yes, Illinois will be informed if you are found guilty of the offense.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 2/27/2013
    Harold L. Wallin | The Law Offices of Harold L. Wallin
    33 North Dearborn St
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (312) 346-7730
    Illinois will be notified of the out of state DUI. Your IL license will be revoked if you are convicted for a DUI or what some states call a "wet reckless."

    Hire a good attorney to see if you can get a not guilty or "dry reckless." If not, you will need an Illinois attorney down the road to help you regain your license.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 2/27/2013
    Carlos H. Davalos | The Law Office of Carlos H. Davalos
    1608 N. 16th Ave.
    Melrose Park, IL 60160
    (773) 312-0234
    Illinois won't necessarily know, burden is on the State to do their homework and find out.

    A Kentucky DUI if discovered would constitute a prior DUI conviction in Illinois, unless you can show that the Kentucky DUI law is sufficiently different from the Illinois law.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 2/27/2013
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