Hiring an attorney is a crucial step in getting your license reinstated.
A person seeking reinstatement after revocation is required to participate in either an informal or formal hearing before the Secretary of State. Hearings are done in person. Obtaining a favorable decision is not guaranteed, especially without experienced legal representation as the questions you will be asked at the hearing are detailed and important.
In fact, fewer than 10 percent of the people who represent themselves at these administrative hearings with the Secretary of State's office are unsuccessful in their first attempt. Contrast that low success rate with a nearly 98% success rate for our first time clients at a hearing. Big difference.
Secretary of State administrative hearings are held under complex and often confusing State laws and administrative rules. These hearings also involve interview questions for the applicant. Without the assistance of an experienced attorney, it is challenging for applicants to answer questions properly and present themselves in the best possible light.
Having an attorney with extensive experience and a customized approach gives you the best chance for a favorable decision by the Secretary of State.
The Illinois Secretary of State has increased enforcement of DUI laws. As a result, there has been a substantial increase in length of driver's license revocations and suspensions. Regulations concerning alcohol/drug related driving offenses have led to stricter policies, making it more difficult for the regular person to obtain the restoration of driving privileges through an administrative hearing. Attorney John W. Callahan can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of your hearing.
Attorney John W. Callahan has detailed knowledge of the Illinois Reinstatement laws and regulations which has led to success in over a hundred driver's license reinstatement hearings.