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How to obtain a restricted driving permit?

Posted by John Callahan | Jul 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have been representing clients in license reinstatement cases around the Chicago and Schaumburg areas for more than 10 years.  Based on Illinois law, the Secretary of State will revoke the driving privileges of a driver if the driver committed one of the offenses enumerated by the Illinois statute. Please see prior article. https://illinoislicensereinstatementlaw.com/mandatory-revocation-of-drivers-license/

Under certain conditions the driver may obtain a restricted driving permit restoring partial driving privileges. The Secretary of State may exercise discretion and issue the restricted permit upon the driver's application and after an administrative hearing. The restricted driving permit may be granted in the following situations:

  • for the purpose of driving a vehicle between home and the place of employment or for employment purposes
  • to allow the driver to transport himself or a family member to a hospital to receive necessary medical care
  • to allow the driver to transport himself to a facility where he obtains alcohol or drug remedial care (based on the recommendation of a license professional)
  • to allow the driver to transport himself or a family member to classes (if the driver or family member is a student at an accredited institution)
  • to allow the driver to transport children, elderly persons or disabled persons (who do not have a driver's license and who live in the same household as the driver)

The driver must demonstrate that no alternative means of transportation is available and that he will not endanger public safety. The key element that the driver has to prove is the undue hardship. An experienced license reinstatement attorney will work with the facts of your case and help you present good documented arguments to the Secretary of State. Please note that drivers who were convicted of a fourth or subsequent DUI, drivers responsible for a motor vehicle accident that involved death or personal injury, and drivers convicted of involuntary manslaughter or reckless homicide, are not eligible for a restricted driving permit.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you need help with obtaining a restrictive driving permit or feel free to take a look at some of our successful case results.

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