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3 Tips for Your Formal Driver’s License Reinstatement Hearing

 Posted on January 18, 2022 in License Reinstatement

Will County License Reinstatement LawyerIn Illinois, drivers can lose their driving privileges due to a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI), multiple traffic violations, or conviction for a felony offense involving a vehicle. Driver’s license suspensions eventually terminate and the driver can pay a small fee to reinstate their driving privileges. However, once your driver’s license is revoked, the only way to get it back is through a driver’s license reinstatement hearing. Formal hearings are held at one of four Secretary of State locations in Illinois.

Understand the Requirements for License Reinstatement

Formal driver’s license reinstatement hearings are usually required when a driver has been convicted of a serious offense such as a second or third DUI or DUI resulting in death. Attending the hearing alone does not guarantee reinstatement. Depending on the circumstances of the offense, drivers may be required to complete a DUI risk education class, early intervention program, or substance abuse treatment to regain driving privileges. Make sure you understand exactly what is expected of you and complete those requirements before your hearing.

Conduct Yourself in a Professional and Polite Manner

The process of reinstating your license after a DUI or other offense can be complicated and frustrating. However, it is important not to let feelings of frustration or anger get the best of you. One of the best ways you can make a good impression on the Secretary of State hearing officer and prosecutor is to act with professionalism and courtesy. It may seem trivial, but politeness can go a long way in a reinstatement hearing. Showing up late, dressing inappropriately, or using rude language can harm your chances of getting your license back.

Get Help from an Experienced Driver’s License Reinstatement Lawyer

Formal hearings are similar to a hearing or trial. They can be intimidating. Fortunately, your lawyer can help you prepare for the hearing and even attend the hearing with you if needed. An attorney with ample experience in driver’s license reinstatement cases can help you gather the needed paperwork, understand what to expect, and practice answering the prosecutor’s questions. If you do not qualify for full driving privileges, your lawyer can advocate for a Monitored Device Driving Permit (MDDP) or Restricted Driving Permit (RDP).

Contact an Aurora Driver’s License Reinstatement Attorney

If you lost your license, contact skilled Aurora criminal defense attorney Patricia Magaña for help. Ms. Magaña has helped many people in your exact situation. Call Law Office of Patricia Magaña, LLC at 630-448-2001 for a free consultation. Se Habla Español.




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