This Chicago DUI attorney posted here about the changes to the MDDP law. Specifically, judges were taken out of the process effective last week when Governor Quinn signed the law. Unfortunately, it has not been a smooth transition.
It’s the classic Abbott & Costello bit “Who’s on First?”
So here’s the problem. Let’s say you were charged with a DUI around the middle of January. Your first court date is after the new law went into effect. In some cases, the judge is refusing to sign the MDDP. The problem with that is you may need to contact the Secretary of State to participate in the program.
It’s going to be a bit of a rough ride in the interim it appears.