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Huntley driver's license reinstatement attorney

In Illinois, your driver’s license can be suspended or revoked in response to a wide variety of criminal and traffic offenses regardless of your age, but if you are convicted of an offense when you are under the age of 21, the penalties can be especially severe. Not only is the threshold for an offense often lower for minor drivers, the length of a suspension or revocation is also often greater. If you have been charged with an offense before your 21st birthday, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you understand the likelihood of your license being taken away, and help you follow the necessary steps to have the best chance of a timely reinstatement.

Suspensions and Revocations for Illinois Drivers Under 21

One of the most common reasons for a driver’s license revocation is a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI). If you are convicted of DUI while you are under the age of 21, your license can be revoked for at least two years, which is double the length for a driver older than 21. In order to have your license reinstated, you will have to take a remedial driver’s education class, and you may have to take and pass a new driver’s license examination.

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Woodstock drivers license reinstatement attorney

While driver’s license suspensions and revocations can help keep Illinois roads safer, they can also often cause hardship for people who rely on the ability to drive for transportation to work, school, and other important activities. Thankfully, a suspension or revocation does not always mean that you cannot drive at all, but it does mean that you will need to take the necessary legal steps to apply for a special driving permit that allows you to legally operate your vehicle.

Types of Permits for Illinois Drivers With Suspended or Revoked Licenses

Illinois offers two main options for drivers whose licenses have been revoked or suspended, each with its own set of restrictions and eligibility requirements. These options are:

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Huntley driver's license reinstatement attorney

In Illinois, convictions for serious criminal traffic offenses like driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or other substances often result in the immediate suspension or revocation of the driver’s license, but this is not the only way to lose your license. You can also have your driving privileges suspended or revoked after accumulating multiple minor traffic violations that result in points on your license. It can be difficult to keep track of how Illinois’s driver’s license point system actually works, but a better understanding may help you avoid having your license suspended in the future.

When Are Points Assigned to an Illinois Driver’s License?

In Illinois, convictions for a wide range of traffic violations result in a certain number of points assigned to the driver’s license based on the severity of the offense. The number of points assigned ranges from 5, for minor offenses including driving less than 10 mph over the speed limit and driving without working turn signal lights, to 55, for serious offenses like reckless driving and aggravated speeding in a school or construction zone.

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