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Crystal Lake Driver's License Reinstatement Lawyers

Cook County Driver's License Reinstatement Lawyers

Attorneys Helping You Get Your License Back in McHenry County and Cook County

There are a variety of ways you may lose your driver's license, and if you have been prohibited from legally driving a vehicle, getting your license restored as soon as possible is likely your top priority. At Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC - Illinois Driver's License Reinstatement Lawyers, we understand how stressful it can be to lose the ability to drive. Our attorneys understand the laws in Illinois and the procedures followed by the Secretary of State, and we will work to help you get back behind the wheel safely and legally. Contact us at 779-800-2268.

When Can I Lose My License in Illinois?

The Illinois Secretary of State has the authority to revoke or suspend a person's driver's license for many different reasons. Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC is equipped to help clients who have lost their license due to:

  • Arrest or conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
  • Out of state DUI
  • DUI, violations of the Zero Tolerance Law, or other moving violations for drivers under the age of 21
  • Multiple moving violations
  • Failure to pay fines associated with traffic tickets or toll violations
  • Nonpayment of child support
  • Drag racing
  • Being involved in an accident while driving without auto insurance
  • Any other offenses that led the Secretary of State to take away your driving privileges

How Can I Reinstate My Illinois Driver's License?

The driver's license reinstatement process can vary depending on whether you are subject to a suspension or revocation, your driving history, your criminal record, and the offense that led to your license being taken away. If your license is suspended, there are a few different ways that you may be able to regain your driving freedom. You may choose to wait until the suspension period is over and pay the reinstatement fee, challenge the offense that led to the suspension, or pursue driving relief through a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP) or Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP). Our lawyers will evaluate your case and determine which course of action is most likely to result in the restoration of your driving privileges.

When your license has been revoked, the process for reinstating your license or receiving driving relief is more complex. If your license was revoked due to a DUI conviction, the steps you must take to qualify for reinstatement will depend on the level of risk you present to public safety based on an assessment by a licensed alcohol counselor. Depending on your risk assessment, you may be required to complete DUI risk education, receive substance abuse treatment, or participate in support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or other programs that will ensure that you can continue to avoid drunk driving and other unsafe activities.

Once you met all of the Secretary of State's requirements, you can apply to have your driving privileges restored. You will then attend an administrative hearing in which you will provide information and answer questions to show that reinstating your license would not present a risk to public safety. Depending on the reasons for the revocation of your license, you may qualify for an informal hearing at a Secretary of State Driver Services facility, or you may be required to have a formal hearing.

Meeting the minimum criteria set by the Secretary of State and attending a license reinstatement hearing will not guarantee that you will get your license back. In fact, a large percentage of reinstatement requests are denied. The best way to successfully demonstrate that you should have your driving privileges restored is to work with an attorney who is experienced in driver's license reinstatement cases.

Call 779-800-2268 for a Free Consultation

For help regaining your driving privileges after a license suspension or revocation, contact Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC. We will help you complete the necessary requirements, and we will make sure you are fully prepared for your license reinstatement hearing. Call us at 779-800-2268 to set up your free and confidential consultation. From our office in Crystal Lake, we work with clients in McHenry County, Winnebago County, and Cook County, including Woodstock, Barrington, Lake In The Hills, Rockford, Cary, Huntley, Round Lake Beach, and Algonquin.

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