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McHenry Driver's License Revocation Lawyers

Barrington and Cook County Driver's License Reinstatement Lawyers

Attorneys Helping Clients With Revoked Driver's Licenses in Crystal Lake

Most people drive multiple times a day for a variety of reasons. Whether it involves picking up and dropping off children at school, traveling for work, or simply going to the grocery store, driving is an essential part of our everyday lives. If your license has been revoked because of a DUI conviction, an out of state DUI arrest, or another reason, you know first hand how difficult it can be to lose your freedom to drive. Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC - Illinois Driver's License Reinstatement Lawyers works with clients to fight driver's license suspensions and revocations, and we will provide the help you need so that you can get back behind the wheel. Contact us at 779-800-2250.

When Can My Driver's License Be Revoked?

The Illinois Secretary of State may revoke your license for many different reasons, including:

  • Conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
  • Conviction for any moving violation that causes someone's death
  • Out of state DUI
  • Drag racing
  • Leaving the scene of an accident involving death or personal injury

How Can I Regain My Driving Privileges After a Driver's License Revocation?

While a driver's license suspension will usually last for a certain amount of time, a driver's license revocation does not have an end date. When your license is revoked, the only way to regain your driving privileges is to attend a hearing and demonstrate that you have met the requirements to have your license reinstated. You cannot apply for reinstatement until at least one year after the revocation of your license. The Illinois Secretary of State conducts formal hearings and informal hearings for driver's license reinstatement.

What Is the Difference Between a Formal Hearing and an Informal Hearing?

An informal hearing typically takes place at a Secretary of State Driver Services facility. In this type of hearing, you will meet with a hearing officer, and they will ask you questions to determine whether you have met the requirements to have your license reinstated. You are allowed to have an attorney present at an informal hearing. If you are unsure how to answer the hearing officer's questions, or if you answer questions incorrectly, your attorney can ask non-leading questions to steer you back on the right path and ensure that you answer questions correctly.

A formal hearing is similar to a trial in court, where you and the Secretary of State will each present arguments to a hearing officer regarding whether your license should be reinstated. During the hearing, you may be questioned by your attorney and a lawyer representing the Secretary of State. These questions will typically focus on your drug and alcohol use, your past arrests, and your driving record. The hearing officer will then make a recommendation as to whether your driving privileges should be reinstated. Being properly prepared for your hearing is vital to winning back your driver's license. Our attorneys have successfully guided clients in preparation for hundreds of formal and informal hearings.

How Can I Prepare for a Driver's License Reinstatement Hearing?

When applying for the reinstatement of a revoked driver's license, you may be unsure about what will be expected of you, or you may worry that you are not fully prepared. Fortunately, you do not have to face this challenging situation alone. Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC is committed to offering high-quality, dependable legal guidance throughout the driver's license reinstatement process. We take a personalized approach to driver's license revocation cases, and we will ensure that you are fully prepared for a formal or informal hearing.

Our attorneys will assess your situation and determine what you will need to do to meet the Secretary of State's requirements for license reinstatement. We know all of the questions that will be asked during a hearing, and will coach you on how best to answer these questions based on your personal history. We will meet with you as many times as is necessary to ensure that you are fully prepared to answer questions correctly. During your hearing, we will advocate on your behalf and ensure that your rights are fully protected.

Contact Our Algonquin License Revocation Attorneys

The lawyers at Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC have extensive experience assisting clients through the Illinois driver's license reinstatement process. We will ensure that your case receives the individual attention it deserves so that you can get back on the road as soon as possible. Contact our office and schedule a free, confidential consultation to learn more. Call us at 779-800-2250 today. We serve clients in Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Rockford and Winnebago County, Barrington and Cook County, Algonquin, Huntley, Lake In The Hills, Cary, Woodstock, Round Lake Beach, and the neighboring areas.

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