Driver’s License Reinstatement


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The Help You Need To Seek An Illinois Driver’s License Reinstatement

As a team with a concentrated focus on licenses and traffic violations, the team at Shifrin Law Group is committed to protecting your interests, your record and your driving privileges. Get the experienced guidance and client-centered, results-driven representation you need and deserve.

Facts About License Suspension And Revocation

For many, conducting day-to-day business can be impossible without a driver’s license. In Illinois, your license can be suspended or revoked for many different reasons, including:

  • Traffic violations
  • Failure to appear in court
  • Parking violations
  • Tollway violations
  • Safety responsibility violations
  • DUI
  • Failure to pay court-mandated child support payments

In order to get your driver’s license reinstated, the most important thing you need to know is if your license was either revoked or suspended. Revocation is loss of driving privileges for an indefinite period. Suspension is loss of driving privileges for a period of time, generally not more than a 12-month period.

What Happens After Suspension Or Revocation

If your driver’s license is suspended or revoked in Illinois, you will need to attend either a formal or informal hearing in order to reinstate it.

Within 90 days of the hearing, you will be mailed an official order from the Secretary of State. After the formal or informal hearing, one of three things may happen:

  1. Full reinstatement
  2. Denial
  3. Denial of full reinstatement but issued a permit to drive to and from work, school or other specified places

A permit is valid for up to one year, after which you will have to attend another hearing.

If your driver’s license was revoked rather than suspended, you cannot apply for reinstatement until your eligibility date given to you when the license was originally revoked. The eligibility date is the date a driver may be considered for reinstatement.

Get Straightforward Advice And Guidance

Getting your license reinstated can often be a confusing and frustrating experience. Contact the experienced attorneys at Shifrin Law Group, in Chicago, to help you navigate the system and get your license back quickly. Call for a free consultation or to arrange for help: 312-766-4223. You can also reach us via our online request form. Our founding attorney speaks fluent Russian, making us capable of serving you in either the English or Russian language.