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Timing a 2nd DUI Conviction can pay dividends

Posted by John Callahan | Apr 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the area of DUI and drivers license reinstatement law it is very important to know the Illinois law thoroughly so that you will know how long a potential revocation for driving under the influence of alcohol will last.  For example, if you have never been revoked due to a DUI charge but are cu...

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Suspended by Secretary of State Fraud Department

Posted by John Callahan | Jan 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Have you recently received a letter from the Illinois Secretary of State fraud department indicating that your driver's license is suspended due to you using a fake name or identity several years ago?  Did the letter state that you need to meet with the Illinois Secretary of State Police Departme...

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Formal versus Informal Hearing

Posted by John Callahan | Dec 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

In Illinois license reinstatement law, many people ask after being convicted of a DUI as to whether they can have a formal or informal hearing.  SO here it is… If you have only one loss of driving privileges, you are eligible for an informal hearing.  An example of this would be if you obtained ...

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License Reinstatement – How long is the permit for?

Posted by John Callahan | Dec 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

As an Illinois license reinstatement lawyer, I am asked this question more often than almost any other.  Do I need to install the BAIID device and how long do I have to install the BAIID device for if I am granted a license reinstatement permit from the Illinois Secretary of State after being rev...

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Illinois License Reinstatement Update

Posted by John Callahan | Aug 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been a while since I posted anything on the license reinstatement process and I wanted to update you on some questions that people have been asking a lot lately.  The first question people are asking is should they fill out the out of state packet or should they come in to the State of Ill...

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Is there a way around the 5 year BAIID Requirement

Posted by John Callahan | Jan 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many of my potential license reinstatement clients keep asking me the same question over and over.  Is there a way to get around the five year BAIID on the restricted driving permit? The first thing I always look at is the number of DUI convictions.  Many times a client will have two DUI arrests...

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How long do I have to put the BAIID during my RDP

Posted by John Callahan | Jan 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

I have had many clients ask me repeatedly how long they have to have a breath alcohol ignition interlock device on their vehicle should they be granted a restricted driving permit from the Illinois Secretary of State.  Just because you have been arrested for two or more DUIs does not mean that yo...

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How long do I have to be on BAIID after revocation

Posted by John Callahan | Nov 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

As an Illinois license reinstatement lawyer, I have several clients call me every day and ask how long do they have to be on the breath alcohol ignition interlock device if they were granted a restricted driving permit. It is better to know before you apply for your administrative hearing with th...

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When do I Need a lawyer for DUI license reinstatement

Posted by John Callahan | Nov 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many prospective clients ask me when they need a lawyer for license reinstatement of their drivers license or driving privileges due to a DUI conviction. First, if your license has been revoked for a DUI conviction, it is always a smart move to use a lawyer to help you prepare for and attend you...

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I want my license reinstated in Illinois

Posted by John Callahan | Nov 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Has your drivers license in Illinois been revoked for a DUI conviction in Illinois or any other state? If you are looking to clear up your Illinois drivers license after a DUI revocation, you will most likely need to have an administrative hearing with the Illinois Secretary of State. When you ha...

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Illinois License Reinstatement Hearings topics

Posted by John Callahan | Oct 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

As an Illinois license reinstatement lawyer, I have handled hundreds and hundreds of Secretary of State formal hearings and informal hearings to help my clients clear their Illinois driving privileges. As a law firm we have been streamlining the process for our clients so that they are fully prep...

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What is the difference between hard time and hardship?

Posted by John Callahan | Sep 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

In Illinois license reinstatement law there has been a change beginning this year that eliminates the hard time requirement when a petitioner attempts to reinstate his or her license with the Illinois Secretary of State after being revoked for a DUI conviction.  Previously, if a Petitioner was co...

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No Miranda Warning Required in License Suspension Case

Posted by John Callahan | Sep 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you've ever seen a cop movie or an episode of Law & Order, you probably know what a Miranda Warning is. A Miranda Warning is given after the cop arrests the bad guy, and the cop warns the suspect of his rights and that what suspect says could be used against him in his court case. I have dealt...

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4th DUI – New license reinstatement requirement

Posted by John Callahan | Sep 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 eligibl...

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Wisconsin DUI arrest with Illinois license

Posted by John Callahan | Jul 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

As an Illinois license reinstatement lawyer, I have represented hundreds of clients you needed help clearing their Illinois license with the Secretary of State after losing their license due to a DUI conviction. Many of these clients have never had you driving on the influence charge in their liv...

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What is a Monitoring Device Driving Permit?

Posted by John Callahan | Jun 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sometimes clients will contact me after they receive an application in the mail for something called a Monitoring Device Driving Permit and want to know what the application is for and what they have to do to get one. A Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) is a form of relief for those who ha...

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Revoked or Suspended License

Posted by John Callahan | Jun 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

I occasionally have a client with a suspended or revoked driver's license who does a little bit of research on the internet and finds and asks me about Restricted Driver's Permits.  A Restricted Driver's Permit is just what it sounds like—a driver's permit that allows you to drive in certain circ...

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When Can I Start the Reinstatement Process?

Posted by John Callahan | Jun 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Have you been arrested for a DUI in Wisconsin, Indiana, or any other state while you possess a valid Illinois driver's license?  What should you do?  Before you take the advice of your DUI lawyer in Wisconsin or before you listen to the criminal defense lawyer you hired in Indiana, you need to kn...

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What does it mean to have a revoked license?

Posted by John Callahan | Jun 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

There seems to be a lot of confusion over what it means to have a revoked license and when you will get your driving privileges back. According to the Illinois Vehicle Code, to have a revoked driver's license means that the Secretary of State has terminated by a formal action your ability to ope...

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Losing my driver’s license in Illinois

Posted by John Callahan | May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Losing your driver's license can make things extremely difficult; a revoked license or a suspended license can leave people in situation where they're unable to drive to work, get groceries from the store, visit friends and family, or do other basic every-day tasks.  Because driving is so importa...

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Formal reinstatement hearing for revoked license

Posted by John Callahan | May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you have been arrested in Illinois for a second DUI you need to prepare yourself for the possibility that your Illinois driver's license will be revoked if your DUI lawyer cannot get your charges reduced down to a reckless driving charge or  if he can't beat the DUI charge at trial.  This mean...

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DUI License Reinstatement Steps

Posted by John Callahan | May 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

I posted a blog last year that many people commented on as it helped them understand the Illinois license reinstatement process.  This can be a daunting process but the graphic indicated that if you take a step by step approach, we will be able to clear your Illinois. As you can see the first ...

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