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If you have just been charged with your first DUI in the state of Illinois, then you automatically qualify for Secretary of State Jesse White’s MDDP program.  This program gives drivers of Illinois the opportunity to operate motor vehicles starting 30 days after their drivers license suspensions as long as the drivers agree to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicles.

And as long as you meet the requirements that have been established by the Secretary of State, you will be able to drive 24/7 with this device in your vehicle. To learn more about this program and the requirements that it has, consider the sections below.

Requirements to Enroll in the MDDP

There are a few requirements that all Illinois drivers must meet in order to enjoy the benefits of the MDDP program. And if you receive an application based on preliminary eligibility, the following must still be verified by the Secretary of State:

  1. You must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Your DUI arrest could not have had any great bodily harm or deaths involved.
  3. Your driving privileges cannot be considered invalid.
  4. You cannot have been convicted of a DUI with a death involved or a reckless homicide in the past.

Submitting Your MDDP Application

In order to apply for the driving permit program, you will have to provide certain pieces of information to the SOS, including:

  • IL drivers license number
  • Address
  • Name
  • Employer information

Once all of the above has been provided on the proper application, you must mail it to:

BAIID Division
Illinois Secretary of State,
211 Howlett Bldg.
Springfield, IL 62756