Client Granted Full Reinstatement on First Attempt after Being Revoked for DUI
This client came to us with two DUI arrests in his background. The first DUI he received court supervision on – and more importantly he was able to beat his statutory summary suspension. This means that on his first DUI there was no loss of driving privileges so after he received his second DUI arrest and was convicted, there had only been one loss of driving incident so the client was eligible for an informal hearing.
When we met, one of the most important things was to have the client properly classified with a solid DUI risk assessment. Even though the client was eligible for an informal license reinstatement hearing, he was mandated to be at least a Significant Risk Classification Level. We made sure that because of his two DUI arrests and findings of guilty, that our client performed the Significant Risk classes and then we prepped him to memorize our custom designed worksheet.
The worksheet we developed for him listed every possible question that the Secretary of State would ask at his informal hearing. We also made sure that not only did he understand the questions and answers on the worksheet, but also that his documents were timely and ready to be submitted. This client was one from inside the State of Illinois; however very similar procedures apply for those from outside the State of Illinois.
It doesn't happen all the time, but this client was fully reinstated without having to drive on a restricted driving permit for a year.
If you are looking to clear up your driver's license after being revoked for a DUI conviction, we have the experience to help you get through the process.
Practice area(s): DUI / DWI
Court: Informal Secretary of State