In the area of Illinois driver's license reinstatement, there have been some major changes to the law this year. For example, people who were formerly considered to be banned for life from attempting to reinstate their driver's license in Illinois due to 4 or more DUI convictions are now eligible for a restricted drivers permit or RDP if they live in the State of Illinois. If the person lives outside of Illinois and has 4 or more DUI convictions, he or she will be eligible for clearance of the hold on their Illinois license 10 years after the revoking event. What the heck did that just mean? 10 years after the revoking event?
What this means is that if the DUI occurred in 2006 and was immediately resolved, then the person applying would be eligible in 2016. However, if the last DUI happened back in 2006 but the case was dragged out for 2 years or the person went to the penitentiary for two years, he or she would not be eligible for a hearing until 10 years after that point. In addition, the petitioner will need to provide a certified sentencing order from the most recent DUI when the apply for the hearing at the Illinois Secretary of State.
If you have been revoked for a DUI and have not driven a car for years, or if you thought you were banned for life but now think you might be eligible for a permit or clearance of your Illinois license, feel free to call the license reinstatement law office of John W Callahan anytime to discuss – or fill out one of our contact forms and we will get back to you quickly.
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