Whenever a violation is detected, you will receive a letter requesting an explanation of the violation. If you do not respond to this request or the explanation is insufficient, the suspension may be extended for an additional three months per violation, and your driving permit may be canceled. Three extensions per violation may result in the car being impounded for a period of at least 30 days. If five violations are detected, the office will recall the interlock device for early monitoring. Four extensions per violation may result in the car being seized or forfeited.
It is going to be very difficult to explain a .07 bac, especially if you had been drinking the night before. That would mean that your alcohol level was MUCH higher the night before you blew the .07.
Because you may lose your driving permit as a result of an insufficient explanation, you should speak to an attorney who specializes in license restoration/secretary of state hearings. It may be possible that you can argue that there was a problem with the actual interlock or that someone else blew into the interlock as some type of "joke." However, an attorney who specializes in the area may have several pre-prepared responses that may be used to satisfy the secretary of state. Sometimes, an initial consultation with an attorney is free or at a minimal charge. You can discuss the specific facts of your case, evaluate your options and decide how to proceed. Even if you do not hire an attorney to assist you, you may gain valuable information to place into your response.
If you do not know an attorney who handles DUI/license restoration cases, you can contact the Illinois State Bar Association for a referral. Below is a link to the site.http://www.illinoislawyerfinder.com/
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