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Winnebago County driver's license reinstatement attorney

Having your driver’s license revoked for a period of time is a common penalty for many criminal driving offenses in the state of Illinois, including driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol. This can affect your ability to get to and from work or school on a daily basis. If your license has been revoked, you might expect that it will automatically be returned to you when the revocation period ends, but this is not the case. In order to have your license reinstated, you will need to appear for an informal or formal hearing with the office of the Secretary of State and demonstrate that your driving will no longer pose a risk to public safety.

What to Expect at Your Hearing in Illinois

Informal hearings are typically reserved for first-time offenders convicted of lesser traffic violation charges, whereas repeat offenders or those who caused a fatality will likely face a formal hearing. Regardless of the type of hearing you will face, there are important steps you can take to prepare and increase your chances of reinstatement.

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