Driver’s License Reinstatement in Illinois
Driver’s license suspension and revocation are punishments for certain kind of crimes in Illinois, One of the most common reasons for someone to lose their driver’s license is due to a DUI. If your driver’s license is suspended or revoked, you are likely anxious to get it back. However, there are steps that you need to take in order to have it reinstated. If your license has been suspended or revoked in Illinois, you should contact a skilled driver’s license reinstatement attorney to help you get it back without undue delay.
If your driver’s license has been suspended, it can be reinstated at the end of the summary suspension period. However, there are several conditions that you need to meet in order to get it back. First, there must not be any other revocations or suspensions open on the driving record. Second, the reinstatement fee must have been paid to the Secretary of State. After these conditions are met and the reinstatement has been entered on the driver’s record, and the end of the provisional period has passed, then the license can be reinstated.
It is much more difficult to get your license back after a revocation for a DUI. You must prove that you have a clear driving record, have completed an alcohol/drug education program, and have been evaluated for alcohol and drug treatment and completed treatment if required. To get your driver’s license back you must also appear before a Secretary of State hearing officer and prove to them that you will not endanger the public safety if your license is reinstated. The hearing offer will take into consideration your remedial efforts, overall driving record, and the seriousness of the offense in order to determine whether their license should be returned. you must also pay the required reinstatement fees including the reinstatement fees. Like with the suspension, the license will be reinstated after the Secretary of State enters it onto your driving record.
The amount of the reinstatement fee will depend on the circumstances of the suspension of revocation. Suspensions for a traffic or court-related suspension, family responsibility offenses, insurance convictions, municipality violations, safety responsibility, or unsatisfied judgment suspensions require a $70 reinstatement fee. Suspensions for a first DUI or a field sobriety suspension require a $250 reinstatement fee and multiple DUIs or a second field sobriety offense require a $500 reinstatement fee.
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If you have had your driver’s license suspended or revoked, you should contact a knowledgeable driver’s license reinstatement attorney as soon as possible. Our dedicated Naperville driver’s license reinstatement attorneys at Donahue & Sowa can help you get your license back.