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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 a DUI in Wisconsin or Indiana or Michigan and were found guilty in that state.  Then, Illinois would revoke your drivers license because of the out of state conviction.  Because you only have one DUI loss of driving privilege, you would be eligible for an informal hearing.

Another example of a client who would be eligible for an informal hearing to obtain a restricted driving permit would be a client who was given court supervision on a DUI charge in Illinois but who did not complete the supervision (for example – by not completing the alcohol treatment) and then the Court entered a conviction or revoked his or her court supervision.

Finally, can you have an informal hearing if you have two DUI arrests?  The answer is yes.  For example, if you were convicted on the second DUI arrest but were given court supervision on the first DUI AND the suspension was rescinded in court by the attorney who handled the DUI.  This would mean that there is only one loss of driving privilege (only on the second DUI arrest).

If you are revoked due to a DUI conviction  and need any assistance or to look at our FAQ page, you should call John W Callahan to discuss your case at anytime.

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