Elgin, Illinois Driver’s License Reinstatement Attorney
Helping Clients with Driver’s License Reinstatements in Kane County
If you have had your driver’s license suspended or revoked due to a DUI or serious traffic violation, you must go through a formal process to have it reinstated. In the meantime, driving your vehicle may be a necessity for medical appointments or to get you to and from work. Do not risk driving with a suspended or revoked license; it is a Class A Misdemeanor with very stiff penalties that can even include jail time. Even if you are not able to have your license reinstated right away, you may be able to secure a restricted driving permit (RDP) that allows you to drive during certain parts of the day.
At the Law Offices of Brian J. Mirandola, one of my areas of focus is helping Illinois drivers with suspended or revoked licenses get them reinstated as soon as possible so they can move forward with their lives. I have practiced criminal law in the Chicagoland area for the past 15 years; seven of them as assistant Kane County prosecutor. As a Kane County driver’s license reinstatement lawyer, I have an in-depth understanding of the Illinois processes and what it will take to obtain a favorable result at your hearing. I do not promise a certain result; no honest attorney can. What I do give you experienced and personalized guidance to have you as prepared as possible for your hearing so we can get you back behind the wheel in short order.
The Illinois Driver’s License Reinstatement Process
To get your license back after a suspension, the first step is to request an informal hearing with an Illinois Secretary of State (SOS) hearing officer. An informal hearing can be requested for minor traffic violations, a first time DUI or an incident where there were no fatalities involved. More serious traffic offenses, multiple or felony DUIs and incidents involving one or more fatalities will require a formal hearing. There are three possible outcomes of your hearing:
- Your license is fully reinstated;
- Your reinstatement request is denied; or
- You are granted a restricted driving permit.
The outcome of the hearing will depend on the circumstances of your case and how well prepared you are to answer the questions asked by the SOS officer. There may be upwards of 100 questions, and if you are not ready to give good answers, the chances of a favorable outcome are reduced. This is where the help of qualified legal counsel can make a big difference.
Driver’s license reinstatement hearings can be very stressful, but proper preparation and knowing what to expect helps calm your nerves and enhances your chances of success. I have helped numerous clients get their licenses back or obtain a restricted driving permit. Contact me today for a free consultation and let me put an experienced Kane County driver’s license reinstatement lawyer to work for you. The Law Offices of Brian J. Mirandola help clients with driver’s license reinstatements in Kane County, Cook County, DuPage County and McHenry County. Call 847-488-0889.