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License reinstatement – can I still drink alcohol

Posted by John Callahan | Aug 04, 2015 | 0 Comments

After helping literally hundreds of people reinstate their drivers license in Illinois I come across a very common issue with people who have not had a DUI arrest in the past five, 10, or even 20 years. For example, let's say you were arrested for a DUI in 1999, 2003, and 2005. By almost any definition with the Secretary of State you will need to be a level III dependent risk level. I need several people every day who would respond that since they have not consumed a drop of alcohol since 2005 that they should be a minimal risk not a level III high-risk. This is not how the Secretary of State will treat your reinstatement case.

If you want to have a chance of having a successful result with the license reinstatement process after being revoked for a driving under the influence of alcohol charge, you need to make sure that you are categorized as a level III dependent which includes needing a support group. If you are not in Alcoholics Anonymous you will then be required by the Secretary of State to prove that you had a nontraditional support group. If you do not have a nontraditional support group, they won't allow you in the door of the hearing.

What I'm getting at is that just because you don't drink anymore don't think of the Secretary of State will do you any favors in obtaining your drivers license back after being revoked. You need to look at the equation from their perspective. They see you as a high-risk and a danger to the public and it is your burden to prove that you are not.

If you have three do you want to rest and your background and have been revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol charge and I are thinking about getting your drivers license back, you should feel free to contact me directly at any time by calling my office to set up a meeting or a phone consultation with license reinstatement lawyer John W Callahan.

– Posted by Illinois license reinstatement lawyer John W Callahan

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You never get a second chance to make a first impression. You may also never get a second chance to preserve your freedom if faced with criminal or DUI charges. If you are currently facing criminal charges, contact the law offices of John W. Callahan to protect you, your rights and your freedom. ...


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