Parents, did you know that...
- Any person under the age of 21 convicted of two or more traffic violations in a 24 month period will receive a minimum one month driver’s license suspension. The suspension length is determined by the seriousness of the offenses and the driver’s prior driving history.
- Any person convicted of street racing will have their driving privileges revoked for a minimum of 12 months. The vehicle may also be impounded for up to five days.
- A parent may view their teen’s (under the age of 18) driving record free through the Secretary of State Website at https://www.ilsos.gov/parentalaccess/
- Any person under the age of 21 who is convicted for a first offense of underage drinking, including the illegal consumption, purchase or possession of alcohol will lose their driving privileges for 6 months. If alcohol is found in a motor vehicle, all passengers could be charged with possession. If supervision is granted for any of these offenses, driving privileges will be suspended for 3 months. Of note: a motor vehicle does not need to be involved in the offense, yet driving privileges will still be suspended.
- Any adult convicted of providing alcohol to a person under the age of 21, may be fined up to $2,500 and given a jail sentence of up to one year, and/or their driving privileges may be suspended under the Illinois Liquor Control Act.
- Any person under the age of 21 who is convicted of DUI for a first offense faces the revocation of driving privileges for a minimum of two years, a fine up to $2,500, a jail sentence up to one year, and participation in a Youthful Intoxicated Driver’s Visitation Program.
- Sexting, or sending a nude picture via a cell phone text, is becoming increasingly more popular amongst children and teens. Currently, under Illinois law, this act constitutes the possession and/or distribution of child pornography, both felonies. If convicted, one could be sent to the penitentiary (or other juvenile facility) and have to register as a sex offender for at least 10 years. Talk to your kids!