REAL ID – DUI Evaluations, the REAL ID license, and out of state DUI charges

At Braden Counseling Center, we know how important a driver’s license is to you. We want to bring you the latest information to keep you fully informed about your driver’s license. A key piece of information concerns the REAL ID license.

As of October 1, 2020, the federal government is mandating that all residents of Illinois who fly domestically use a valid US passport or obtain a REAL ID from the Illinois Secretary of State office. You can keep your standard license as is, but there are a few things to be aware of.

If you renew or upgrade your Illinois driver’s license before October, you may be in for a surprise. If you have had a DUI in another state, the system will catch it and bring it to the attention of those in Illinois who issue driver’s licenses.

How Braden Counseling Center Can Help You

For anyone without of state DUI charges, we offer DUI evaluations. Often, a DUI is the result of bad behavior that an individual no longer exhibits or bad judgment in the past. We understand that a DUI charge does not define a person.

Circumstances may have led you to make decisions you later regret. These should not stand in the way of your future. For all these reasons, the Braden Counseling Center offers DUI evaluations that are to be completed in one day.

To get through this DUI evaluation, we need you to bring specific documents or have your attorney send them to us. These documents are:

  • 1. Statutory Summary Suspension– this is typically given to you the same day you were arrested for DUI. If you do not have this paperwork, bring a copy of the police report with you. It provides details of your arrest, Blood Alcohol Content, and if you completed the test. Also, bring the document if you refused to be tested.
  • 2. Driving Abstract for Court Purposes– this can be obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles. You must go to the facility with identification and there is a charge for this. You cannot use a driving record to find this info online.
  • 3. $100.00 Fee if Pre-Paid– if you believe you qualify for a reduced rate due to lack of income, please bring proof to that effect.

Ensure that your DUI evaluation is done as soon as possible. At Braden Counseling Center, we make it as easy as we can to help you with this process. Don’t think because you’ve had a DUI charge in another state, that it won’t show up in Illinois. It will come up on your record, so we recommend that you be prepared.

To have your Illinois license reinstated as a REAL ID license, you will need to go through a DUI evaluation. The system has recognized that you have DUI out of state charges, and you will need to address these.

For a REAL ID, Know Your Options

You DO NOT Need a REAL ID if:

  • You already have a VALID US passport
  • You are not interested in flying domestically
  • You have no occasion to visit military bases
  • You don’t visit secure federal facilities

Keep in mind that if you travel by air domestically, you will need either a valid US Passport or a REAL ID once October 1, 2020, comes around. Let our experienced counselors at the Braden Center provide you the proper DUI evaluations you need. It’s a process that we can help you through.

A DUI arrest impacts your ability to drive legally, but you have plenty of time to remedy any situation where you are facing out of state DUI charges. Our services offer you a free initial consultation and flexible scheduling. Our payment options are many and we offer same-day DUI evaluations.

Once your DUI evaluation is completed, we will submit the paperwork for a REAL ID license for you. Be in touch today for more information or to let us help you with a DUI evaluation and your REAL ID license.

If you have questions regarding DUI Evaluations please seek professional help.

What Our Clients are Saying.....

Very professional and they were extremely nice, I'm happy with my choice of going threw Braden counseling center for my classes!
gage butts
gage butts
19:43 07 Feb 21
Amazing place
Ralph Burton
Ralph Burton
16:30 30 Jan 21
Braden Counseling’s staff is outstanding! The counselor conducted herself in a very friendly, courteous, and professional manner. I was treated with dignity and respect. I was put at ease and the evaluation went smoothly, and efficiently. I would definitely recommend Braden Counseling for all of your personal needs.😊
Gregory Link
Gregory Link
17:16 21 Jan 21
Excellent first visit with Dr. Braden.
Gary Duffett
Gary Duffett
21:18 19 Dec 20
My son liked his first visit and is open to going back again.
Veris Nicole
Veris Nicole
22:36 12 Oct 20
Very friendly and welcoming staff. Highly recommend
Jennifer Rosales
Jennifer Rosales
21:50 29 Jul 20
I could not be more satisfied with braden counseling with thier help. Very patient with clients in crisis and need of thier help.
randall nuckles
randall nuckles
15:12 09 Jul 20
I truly got the help I needed here and I appreciate all the staff member for making it a comfortable environment to feel free to talk about what's on your mind and making sure you get the proper help you need.
Majah’s Mayhem
Majah’s Mayhem
19:30 20 May 20
Not a recent time with them but ive been there for 6 or so years and loved them always helpful during trying times i greatly appreciate everything they do there.
Shawn Soby
Shawn Soby
21:28 09 Apr 20
Love the staff .. came here for help and they definitely made a point to take care of all my paper work I needed .. would highly recommend them mostly Nikki shes a great help with anything .. always so cheerfull here 🙂
miguel tovar
miguel tovar
00:58 17 Dec 19
All staff very nice, respectful, caring, patientWould definitely recommend
Zack Newby
Zack Newby
01:23 18 Nov 19
One word....AMAZING !Very Comprehensive and Professional service. I would Highly Recommend to any one in need.
Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry
16:58 10 Jul 19
Dr. Jane Braden was absolutely wonderful and help me though my whole dui process, made it easy and help me understand.thank you some much DR. Branden for everything, your the best !!!😜
Sean Battersby
Sean Battersby
18:46 12 Mar 19
Shout out to Nikki and Nicole. These special women are compassionate professionals and have earned my utmost respect. Braden Counseling is lucky to have them on staff. Also, Cindy at the front desk is amazing!
Angie Johnson
Angie Johnson
21:34 08 Oct 18
Friendly staff, very professional and results driven
Jeffrey Kerner
Jeffrey Kerner
13:53 01 Aug 17
Braden Counseling really cares about their clients! They offer discounts to military veterans which I believe shows their true caring nature! Its nice to have a local place for people to go for help!
Travis Velazquez
Travis Velazquez
22:27 12 Jan 17
Caring staff. Dr Braden was extremely compassionate and supportive during a difficult time. Recommend to anyone!
T Anderson
T Anderson
21:54 06 Apr 16
Braden Counseling center has the finest professionals around. I'd highly recommend their services should a need arise.
Ndisox
Ndisox
03:03 29 Mar 16
Braden Counseling is amazing! Very kind, very friendly staff. Treated me as though I'd been family. I'd recommend them to anyone!
Jessica jorgensen
Jessica jorgensen
22:34 24 Mar 16
They have amazing staff. They listen and help out so much I would recommend them to anyone .
Brad Jorgensen
Brad Jorgensen
22:33 24 Mar 16
The staff is very welcoming and friendly and professional when you walk through the door!! I had been dealing with some anxiety for some time.... I am so glad I went to Braden counseling my first visit there I felt a sense of being welcomed and actually listened to!! Needless to say when I walked out the door I felt a weight off my shoulders I haven't felt in sometime!! So thank you to your wonderful staff!! I would highly recommend Braden counseling to anyone who is looking for a great counselor to talk with and help with your mental health!!
Deborah Mccoy
Deborah Mccoy
19:00 24 Mar 16
I was an emotional wreck when I first went. I was nervous and probably not making a lot of sense. The staff seemed to understand and immediately put me at ease. By the time I left, life just didn’t seem so bad. Thank you Braden Center for being there.
Pam Pascolini
Pam Pascolini
15:57 24 Mar 16
The staff is friendly and courteous. I was amazed at how helpful they were. These people are top notch and very professional. I would highly recommend this office.
Tricia Hernandez
Tricia Hernandez
15:45 24 Mar 16
Braden Counseling Center has always been wonderful. Their front staff is very kind and helpful and Dr. Braden is nothing but professional during all encounters I have had with her. Their facility and staff care about providing quality services to their clients. I highly recommend them.
Amanda Poturalski
Amanda Poturalski
13:56 24 Mar 16
Would give this place more then 5 stars if I could. I Highly recommend them. Staff is amazing there and so helpful .
Master Shake
Master Shake
21:57 23 Mar 16
I highly recommend Braden Counseling. All the staff there is amazing and very sweet 🙂
Melissa Stathis
Melissa Stathis
21:48 23 Mar 16
Highly recommend this place. Very helpful and always courteous. Ms. Rogers is the best and has excellent skills with people to help them through a multitude of problems.
Sarah Schuyler
Sarah Schuyler
20:37 23 Mar 16
Amazing place! The counselors have helped me through some of my lowest points & the girl at the front desk, Cindy, is always super helpful, kind & courteous. Highly recommend!!!
Jennifer Alexander
Jennifer Alexander
19:54 23 Mar 16
I highly recommend Braden Counseling Center for all of you mental health needs! The staff is courteous, respectful and kind. Dr. Braden is one of the best clinical psychologists I have had the pleasure working with.
Wendy Hardesty
Wendy Hardesty
15:58 22 Aug 12