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(625 ILCS 5/11-500)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-500)
For the purposes of interpreting Sections
6-206.1 and 6-208.1 of this Code, "first offender" shall mean any person
who has not had a previous conviction or court assigned supervision for
violating Section 11-501, or a similar provision of a local ordinance,
or a conviction in any other state for a violation of driving while under
the influence or a similar offense where the cause of action is the same
or substantially similar to this Code or similar offenses committed on a military installation, or any person who has not had a driver's license suspension pursuant to paragraph 6 of subsection (a) of Section 6-206 as the result of refusal of chemical testing in another state, or any
person who has not had a driver's license
suspension or revocation for violating Section 11-501.1 within 5 years prior to the date of
current offense, except in cases where the driver submitted to
chemical testing resulting in an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or
or any amount of a drug, substance, or compound in such person's blood, other bodily substance, or
urine resulting from the unlawful use or consumption of cannabis listed in
the Cannabis Control Act, a controlled substance listed in the
Controlled Substances Act, or an intoxicating compound listed in the Use
Intoxicating Compounds Act, or methamphetamine as listed in the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act and
was subsequently found not guilty of violating Section 11-501, or a similar
provision of a local ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 99-697, eff. 7-29-16.)