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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

If your driver's license has been revoked because of a DUI conviction, or if you have been subject to a statutory summary suspension following a DUI arrest, you will have to go through additional steps to have your license reinstated. The first step is to have an alcohol/drug evaluation completed. This evaluation is to determine your risk level for driving under the influence again. Depending on your level of risk, you may need to complete additional steps before getting your license back, such as receiving substance abuse treatment or providing letters from independent sources that confirm you have not been using drugs or alcohol. You will also be required to complete an alcohol/drug education course.

Following a first-time DUI, you will be required to have a breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID) installed in your car, and you may also be able to receive a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) that will allow you to drive during your period of license suspension or revocation. Similar to a breathalyzer, a BAIID will not allow you to start the ignition if alcohol is detected on your breath. Following a second or third DUI conviction, you may be able to obtain a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP) that will allow you to drive for certain allowed purposes while using a BAIID.

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 an RDP that will allow you to drive to and from designated locations 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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