Illinois has a 20 year look back period for previous DUI convictions, meaning they count all convictions within 20 years of your new arrest. If they have mistakenly considered a charge on your record as a conviction and it was not, then this is something the attorney has to prove in the court
by entering the court record from that case to show it was not guilty and then they would be able to reduce the current charge. If you prove that they have improperly taken your car as a result of their administrative negligence then you could sue the clerk of court for the negligent reporting of that DUI charge.
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