DUI Services

Understanding the DUI Process

The DUI Fact Book has an overview of the DUI process, facts and statistics for the State of Illinois.

Buena Vista Group is licensed and regulated by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse for adult outpatient services, Risk Education and Evaluation Services.  


We can help walk you through the process, communicate with your lawyer, and provide alcohol/substance abuse education and counseling.


Evaluations

Each evaluation, whether for court or secretary of state, takes about 2 1/2 hours to complete.   Please contact us to schedule an evaluation.  All arrests in Cook County must contact Central States for a court evaluation and all arrests in DuPage County must contact DuPage County Probation for court evaluations.


All evaluations must be scheduled in advance and each participant must provide the following forms prior to evaluation:

- Copy of your State ID

-Notice of Summary Suspensions (also called the Sworn Officer Report).  This is the action after a judge suspends a driver's license after a BAC of .08 or above, a refusal to test, or a zero tolerance violation.

- A copy of the police report, breathalyzer results and/or blood/urine lab results.

-List of any prescription or over-the-counter medications you currently take or were taking at the time of the DUI arrest.

- A friend or family members 18 years old or above who is willing to be interviewed on your behalf.  Each participant must sign a release of information prior to this interview.


Risk Education

Each participant must register in advance for scheduled classes and must bring the following documentation before officially enrolling in the class:

- Alcohol & Drug Uniform Report (court evaluation)

-Copy of State ID


Early Intervention and Treatment Classifications


Commonly known as "DUI classes", hours needed are based on the results of the court evaluation with recommendations for the minimum hours needed.


Minimal Risk

Successful completion of a minimum of 10 hours of DUI risk education.


Moderate Risk

Successful completion of a minimum of 10 hours of DUI risk education as well as a minimum of 12 hours of early intervention.  


Significant Risk

Successful completion of a minimum of 10 hours of DUI risk education as well as a minimum of 20 hours of substance abuse treatment; and, upon completion of any and all necessary treatment, and after discharge, active on-going participation in all activities specified in the continuing care plan.


High Risk

A Minimum of 75 hours of substance abuse treatment; and upon completion of any and all necessary treatment, and after discharge, on-going participation in all activities specified in the continuing care plan. 


HOURS

 

Buena Vista Group requires an intake appointment for all group, individual or continuing care clients.


Risk Education Group participants don't require an intake, but must be schedued in advance due to the State of Illinois requirements for group size.


Risk Education

First full week of each month: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Group Sessions

Monday: 10:00 pm. to 12:00 pm

Thursday: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Friday: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Continuing Care:

First Saturday of each month: 

10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Individual Counseling Sessions, Evaluations and Intake Assessments

Monday - Friday by appointment only