My brother (age 56) and I (age 52) are both adults who live with our mother (age 82) in her home. We live in Illinois. My brother has not had a driver’s license since 1996. He had a DUI in Illinois many years ago (35+) after which his license was reinstated. He lived briefly in Texas, then moved to Florida for several years; His Florida driver’s license was suspended when he got a DUI I believe in 1996. For his Florida DUI, he was supposed to pay a fine, do community service, complete a course and maintain contact with a probation
officer. He had no money to pay for a course, didn’t complete community service and fell out of contact with the probation officer because they were never available (he says), which caused a warrant to be issued for him. My mother paid the fine; however, my brother never contacted probation again out of fear of going to jail. (I thought it was better for him to risk going to jail for few days in order to get the thing straightened out, but what do I know.) He moved back to Illinois in 1997 without resolving the issue in Florida, and has been driving
my mother’s cars without an Illinois license since then. He has a State of Illinois ID card, but is afraid to pursue application for a driver’s license because they will ask him about his past. His lack of a driver’s license prohibits him from getting a job, and I am assuming he will not be able to own, license and insure his own car when my mother passes away. It is now 2013. This has been a major worry for me for years, and I would like some idea of how to rectify this situation. 1) Is there a statute of limitations
on this sort of thing? 2) Do we need an attorney, or can he just go to Illinois SOS and apply for a driver’s license? 3) Are there attorneys out there who can navigate this kind of problem, and how much will it cost? Thank you.