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Top Ways Illinois Drivers Lose Their Driving Privileges

Algonquin Driver's License Suspension and Revocation Lawyer

Attorneys Helping Clients Regain Their Driving Privileges in McHenry County

When your driver's license is suspended or revoked, you lose the freedom and independence that comes with being able to drive when and where you want. If you have lost your license, you may be unable to get to work, travel, visit loved ones, or complete other daily activities. At Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC- Driver's License Reinstatement Lawyers, we understand the strain that losing your license can place on you and your family. Our knowledgeable criminal defense and traffic violations lawyers have helped numerous individuals regain their driving privileges. Contact us today at 779-800-2250. We are prepared to put our experience to work for you.

What Are the Most Common Ways to Lose Your Driver's License?

While you could lose your license if you are convicted of a serious criminal offense involving a motor vehicle, there are a variety of other situations that can result in driver's license suspension or revocation. The Illinois Secretary of State may suspend or revoke your individual's driver's license for many different reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) (minimum one-year driver's license revocation)
  • Failing a chemical blood alcohol content (BAC) test such as a Breathalyzer (six-month suspension for a first offense, one-year suspension for a second offense within five years)
  • Refusing to submit to a BAC test (one-year suspension for a first offense, three-year suspension for a second offense within five years)
  • Receiving three or more moving violations within a 12-month period (length of suspension will depend on the number of points on a driver's record)
  • Receiving two or more moving violations within a 24-month period while under 21 years of age (license suspension or revocation)
  • Drag racing (license revocation)
  • Illegally transporting alcohol while under 21 years of age (one-year license suspension)
  • Causing an auto accident that results in injury or death or leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury or death (license revocation)
  • Driving without insurance (three-month license suspension)
  • Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer (six-month license suspension)
  • Passing a school bus while children are being loaded or unloaded (three-month license suspension)
  • Being convicted of certain criminal offenses while being in control of a vehicle
  • Being involved in multiple auto accidents
  • Failing to pay fines for five or more toll violations
  • Failing to pay a traffic fine or appear in court
  • Nonpayment of child support

How Can I Get My Driver's License Back After a Suspension or Revocation?

Although the terms "suspension" and "revocation" are sometimes used interchangeably, these are two very different ways of losing your license. If your license is suspended, you can apply for the reinstatement of your license at the end of the suspension period, and you will be required to pay a reinstatement fee. If your license is revoked, the loss of your driving privileges can last indefinitely.

In order to regain your ability to drive after a revocation, you will need to appear at a hearing at the Secretary of State's office. The experienced attorneys at Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC offer effective legal representation during driver's license reinstatement hearings, and we will provide you with dependable legal guidance throughout the driver's license reinstatement process. If you do not qualify for driver's license reinstatement, we can help you understand your options for obtaining a Restricted Driving Permit that will allow you to drive to and from specific destinations such as work, school, or medical appointments.

Call Our Crystal Lake License Reinstatement Lawyers For a Free Consultation Today

The skilled attorneys at Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC have been successfully serving the North and Northwest suburbs of Chicago since 1981. We have the legal knowledge and experience you need when facing a driver's license suspension or revocation. For reliable legal support during the driver's license reinstatement process, contact us today. Call our office at 779-800-2250 and schedule a free initial consultation. We serve clients in McHenry County, Rockford and Winnebago County, Barrington and Cook County, Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Lake In The Hills, Woodstock, Cary, Huntley, Round Lake Beach, and the surrounding areas.

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