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How to Get Your Driver's License Back in Illinois

Elgin, IL driver's license back lawyer

Elgin Attorney Assists With Driver's License Suspension and Reinstatement

There are few things that can cause as much trouble in your life as losing your driver's license. Whether your license was suspended or revoked because you were arrested for DUI, because of serious traffic violations, or for another reason, you will want to do everything you can to get back on the road as soon as possible.

At The Law Office of Brian J. Mirandola, we provide dedicated representation to Illinois residents in criminal defense, DUI, and traffic cases, helping them overcome the legal obstacles they face. Attorney Mirandola's experience as a former prosecutor gives him an understanding of the defense strategies that can help you complete the license reinstatement process.

Driver's License Suspension, Revocation, and Reinstatement

While there are a variety of offenses that can result in a driver's license suspension, drunk driving is the most common reason for a license being suspended or revoked. In many cases, a revocation occurs because a person has multiple DUI convictions or because they did not successfully complete a sentence of court supervision following a DUI arrest. In other cases, a person's Illinois driver's license may be revoked because they were arrested for DUI in another state and pled guilty to the charges.

It is important to understand the difference between license suspension and revocation and how this affects the processes that must be followed to have your license reinstated. Drivers should also be sure to avoid driving while their license is suspended or revoked, since this is a Class A misdemeanor that can result in significant fines and even jail time.

The driver's license reinstatement process differs depending on whether your license was suspended or revoked. Since a suspension is a temporary loss of your license, you can typically have your license reinstated once the suspension has ended by paying a reinstatement fee. However, you may be able to request a hearing to have your license reinstated before your suspension has ended or to receive a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) or a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP) during your suspension, which will usually require you to have a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) installed in your vehicle.

A hearing will also be required to reinstate a revoked driver's license. In some cases, a driver may request an informal hearing, which will take place at a regional Secretary of State Driver Services facility. In cases involving more serious offenses, such as felony DUI, a formal hearing will be required. Formal hearings are held at a Secretary of State office in Chicago (located at 17 N. State Street, Suite 1200) or Joliet (located at 54 N. Ottawa Street, 4th Floor). During a hearing, you will be required to demonstrate that the reinstatement of your license would not endanger the safety of the public, and you will need to provide evidence that you have completed any required drug or alcohol treatment.

Contact a Kane County Driver's License Defense Lawyer

If your driver's license has been suspended or revoked, you need the assistance of a skilled attorney to help you navigate the reinstatement process. Attorney Brian Mirandola can help you understand your requirements for reinstating your license, work with you to prepare for an informal or formal hearing, and provide representation throughout the legal process. Contact a Kane County license reinstatement attorney today at 847-488-0889 to schedule a free consultation.

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