JMQ Law Explains Illinois Rule Change For BMOs Seeking A Restricted Driving Or Probationary Permit
Roselle, Illinois -
Illinois law firm John M. Quinn & Associates, Ltd is urging 5-year BMOs (BAIID Multiple Offenders) in the state to find out more about a recent rule change that has made it possible to get a PP (Probationary Permit). Readers can view the company's website here to find out more about its Illinois Driver’s License Reinstatement services.
BAIID (Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device) is an advanced technology that is installed in vehicles to measure the driver’s BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) before they are allowed to start it. A BMO is a legal term used to refer to a person who is required to install a BAIID on all of the vehicles that they own and drive on a permit for a minimum of 5 years. BMOs are also not allowed to drive any vehicle that is not equipped with a BAIID unless they have specific exemptions to allow them to hold down gainful employment that requires the use of a company vehicle.
The rules governing who can apply for these aforementioned permits, the hurdles they have to clear to be eligible for them, and the time restrictions between how often the application can be made all change from time to time. JMQ Law says that the state of Illinois recently implemented the Secretary of State Administrative Rule Amendments that went into effect in December 2021 which it considers to be significant and a prime candidate for public awareness. Readers who want to find out more about the many laws surrounding reinstatement in the state of Illinois can view the company's blog here.
A spokesperson for the law firm explains the rule change by saying, “The BMO rule is when a person has two or more convictions for a DUI. They are required to have a permit for 5 years and a BAIID for 5 years. The main change to the rules is that when a client applies for driving relief and they are a 5-year BMO, hardship no longer applies. This means that regardless of a client's revocation eligibility date they are no longer required to prove a hardship if they go to a hearing before their eligibility date. They also are no longer required to get an RDP for employment, education, etc. As long as the client meets their burden at the hearing of proving that they are no longer a danger to get behind the wheel, they will be granted a PP. The permit will allow them to drive for 6 days (of the client's choosing) for 12 hours a day (of the client's choosing) within 200 miles of their home for whatever reason they want. This means they can drive to a friend's house, go to work, go grocery shopping, etc. The only requirement is that they are driving with a BAIID machine in their car.”
The law firm has provided multiple examples to fully explain the intricacies of the new rules. It says that if a client is a BMO and their eligibility date was 12-01-2020, they do not have to prove a hardship and are eligible for a PP. If a client is a BMO and their eligibility date is 12-01-2026, they do not have to prove a hardship and are eligible for a PP. If a client is not a BMO and their eligibility date was 12-01-2020, they do not have to prove a hardship and are eligible for a PP. If a client is not a BMO and their eligibility date is 12-01-2022, they do have to prove a hardship and are not eligible for a PP. Finally, if a client has a lifetime revocation, they do have to prove a hardship and they are not eligible for a PP.
For more information about JMQ Law, contact the company here:
John M Quinn
John M. Quinn & Associates, Ltd.
2nd Floor of Itasca Bank & Trust
9 E Irving Park Rd
Roselle, Il 60172