All Services First Choice DUI & Counseling Services provide will meet the court requirements for counseling in all Illinois counties and Secretary of State Driver’s License Administrative Hearing requirements.
First Choice DUI & Counseling Services, Ltd., is also a Preferred Service Provider for DuPage County Courts.
DUI Services provided by First Choice DUI
- DUI Evaluations
- Non-DUI Evaluation
- Minimum (Risk Education)
- Moderate: 10 hours Risk Education & 12 hours Early Intervention Treatment
- Significant Risk: 10 hours Risk Education, 20 hours Substance Abuse Treatment & 6 months Continuum Care
- High Risk: 75 hours of Substance Abuse Treatment and 12 months of Continuum Care
- Continuing Care - 2 hours a month
- Denial Letters for Secretary of State Administrative Hearings, both formal and informal.
DUI Counseling & Education
- First Choice DUI & Counseling Services, Ltd., offers multiple levels of DUI counseling: Minimal, Moderate, Significant & High Risk.
Evaluations & Assessments
- First Choice DUI & Counseling Service’s staff are fully licensed and trained in completing an array of alcohol/drug evaluations and assessments. Whether it is for a DUI, court, probation, Secretary of State, or employers, we can expertly handle your needs.
- The purpose of the evaluation is to determine the extent of the defendant’s alcohol and//or drug use and its associated risk to current or future public safety.
- The following areas are reviewed: The defendant’s driving history, chemical test results (blood alcohol content – BAC), Objective Test score and category, drinking and drug history, and the interview with an evaluator.
Evaluations for License Reinstatement
- First Choice DUI & Counseling Services specializes in completing evaluations and paperwork for Secretary of State Administrative Hearings to gain license reinstatement.
Illinois DUI Risk Classifications and Requirements
- Minimal Risk: Requires completion of a minimum of 10-hours of DUI Risk Education
- Moderate Risk: Requires completion of a minimum of 10-hours of DUI Risk Education and a minimum of 12-hours of Early Intervention Counseling
- Significant Risk: Requires completion of a minimum of 10-hours of DUI Risk Education, 20-hours of Outpatient Treatment and any Continuing Care recommendations
- High Risk: Requires 75-hours of Outpatient or Intensive Outpatient Treatment and any Continuing Care Recommendations
Risk Education Classes
Risk Education is offered as individual sessions. Individual sessions are offered Monday through Saturday. You must complete a total of 4-classes and must attend minimally once per week once you are enrolled. You may attend more than once per week if you wish. $130.00 per session plus material cost.
You may be required to complete a specific number of counseling or treatment hours depending on your risk classification (see above). This will be specified on your evaluation and is usually done in individual sessions to meet your personal specific needs. First Choice DUI & Counseling offers flexible scheduling throughout the week to accommodate your schedule.
Once you have completed your primary treatment and education requirements, you may be required to complete Continuum Care, 2 hours per month depending on your risk classification (see above). This will also be stipulated on your DUI Evaluation. First Choice DUI & Counseling offers flexible scheduling throughout the week to accommodate your schedule.
Drivers License Reinstatement
The consequences for DUI in the state of Illinois can be suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. A suspended license will be returned to you once you meet the requirements of the court, and pay the reinstatement fee to the state. When a license is revoked, you have lost your privilege to drive. In order to get your privilege to drive “reinstated” you must attend an Administrative Hearing with the Secretary of State. This may be an “informal” or “formal” hearing. If approved, you may be given a “restricted driving permit” or “full reinstatement”.
To be eligible for a Hearing you must have completed your Education/Treatment requirements and have an Evaluation that is dated within 6 months of attending your scheduled hearing. If you have been to a hearing and have been denied, a qualified treatment provider must prepare a formal “response” to the issues brought forth in the denial.
Secretary of State Evaluations for Driver’s License Reinstatement
Driving is a privilege not a right, and in Illinois, any person convicted of driving under the influence offense (DUI) will have their driving privileges revoked. A revoked license puts severe strain on your professional and personal life. A person is not eligible to begin the process of reinstating their driving privileges until the revocation has elapsed. However, a Revocation of driving privileges is indefinite. Therefore, you must meet all the Secretary of State requirements and prove to the state, at an Administrative Hearing, you are no longer a risk as a drive. The Secretary of State hearing process can be complicated and intimidating.
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