DUI Convictions and Vehicle Registrations
My dumb a$$ father got his 2nd DUI last summer and its finally playing out in court (Montgomery, IL).
Well, to make a long story short I'm never sure what he's telling me is the truth. He's also a bit of a numbskull so maybe he doesn't know the facts.
He lost his license for a year or more and had just bought a brand new car. So he moved from Montgomery to Chicago so he could take the train and be closer to me.
I also had an open space in my garage where I've been storing his car. So today he calls me and says that the charges would be elevated to a misdimenor (sp?) unless he turns in the license plates and transfers title or something weird I don't understand.
So while I was storing the car in the garage he said I could use it which I've been doing about once a month. He now tells me that I need to get my own plates and insurance.
This is contrary to what his State Farm agent told him because I had him ask his agent if I would be insured under his policy and they said it was OK.
So does anyone know about this stuff? I don't want to register the car because its a pain and I never use it. What I question is that the state of IL makes you turn in the plates and cancel your insurance.
I mean cant you be a car collector and register the car with the state and not drive it? My dad tells me that its illegal for him to have active plates with his DUI. Makes no sense to me but then I don't know what the state is telling him.