Illinois Traffic Violation and DUI Lawyers

Illinois Driver’s License Reinstatement Hearings

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The Illinois Secretary of State’s office has the authority to suspend or revoke your license if you’re charged with a DUI or have a history of multiple serious traffic violations. If your driver’s license is revoked or suspended in Illinois, it is important that you obtain the assistance of competent and experienced legal counsel. We help you navigate through the complex Illinois legal system as quickly and easily as possible.

Additionally, if you reside out of state and are in need of getting clearance from Illinois to obtain a license in another state, our office can assist you with preparing an out of state hearing packet. This is required for those individuals who reside more than 30 miles outside of the Illinois border.

The Process

The first step in reinstating your driving privileges is to have an informal hearing with the Illinois Secretary of State’s office. At this hearing, the hearing officer will provide us with a detailed record of your driving history. They will also provide any treatment or documentation recommendations that would be needed before proceeding to the next step of having a formal hearing.

At the formal hearing, we must demonstrate to the hearing officer that you are a responsible and capable driver. We prove that you will respect the rules of the road, if given the opportunity to get a permit or full reinstatement of your license.

Your attorney will prepare you for this before the hearing. At the hearing, your attorney will have the opportunity to question you directly.

In addition to your testimony, the hearing officer will consider evidence such as a drug and alcohol evaluation, documentation of treatment and reference letters from family and friends.

Our office has helped many drivers successfully obtain reinstatement of their driving privileges. If you are revoked or suspended for DUI, multiple traffic violations, reckless driving and drag racing, underage alcohol offenses, possession of fraudulent identification, please call us today for a free consultation.

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