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Crystal Lake License Reinstatement Attorneys

Crystal Lake criminal law attorney

Illinois Secretary of State Reinstatement of License Hearings

There are several reasons your license can be suspended or revoked in Illinois. Multiple traffic violations, multiple parking tickets, failure to appear in court, and even failure to pay your child support can cause you to lose your driving privileges. In Illinois, your driver's license will be suspended if you are arrested for a DUI, and a conviction would result in revocation of at least one year. Getting your license reinstated is not an easy process. You will be required to participate in either an informal or formal hearing with a Secretary of State hearing officer.

At Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, our attorneys assist clients in reinstating driving privileges. We help prepare the necessary documentation prior to your hearing and help prepare you for your hearing. These hearings are notoriously difficult and typically involve dozens of interview questions for the applicant. Without the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney, it is very challenging to answer the questions properly and present yourself in the best possible light. Our attorneys understand how important a person's driving privileges are to their quality of life and livelihood. We will guide you through the reinstatement process so that you can get back on the road legally as soon as possible.

Reinstatement Of Driver's License After A DUI

When your license is revoked because of a DUI conviction or suspended upon arrest, you will have to go through additional steps to have it reinstated. The first step is to have an alcohol/drug evaluation completed. A provider licensed by the Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse must do this evaluation within 6 months of the reinstatement hearing. This evaluation is to determine your risk level for driving under the influence again. Depending on your level of risk, you will need to complete additional steps before getting your license back ranging from completing a drug and alcohol education class to providing letters from independent sources that confirm you have not been using drugs or alcohol.

Reinstatements after a second DUI conviction also require you to have a breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID) installed in your car. Similar to a breathalyzer, it will not allow you to start the ignition if alcohol is detected on your breath.

If you have lost your driving privileges because of traffic violations, a DUI, or any other reason, we can help you get them back. If we cannot get your license fully reinstated, we may be able to help you get a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP) that allows you to drive to and from designated location only such as work or school. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We will help determine if and when you are eligible for a license reinstatement hearing and answer all of your questions about the process. Our firm is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and we have flexible appointment hours including Saturday availability. We offer payment plans and accept credit cards.

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