I have been representing clients who have lost their driving privileges in Illinois, around the Schaumburg and Chicago areas, for over 17 years. People have often asked me under what circumstances will they be eligible for a restricted driving permit?
Here are the RDP Classifications for eligibility: a petitioner for an employment related RDP must be currently employed, or present a verifiable commitment for employment, and the employment must be verified upon forms prescribed by the Department. If the petitioner is self-employed, evidence of self-employment can include, but is not limited to, stationery, business card, official receipt, check, State or Federal tax returns or letters from business associates.
A petitioner for an RDP for medical or treatment purposes must provide verifiable documentation from the licensed physical or mental health care provider involved that the petitioner or a member of his/her immediate family (who is unable to operate a motor vehicle) must receive or is receiving services on a regularly scheduled basis. A petitioner for an RDP for court ordered community service must provide certified court documents detailing the terms of the service, including but not limited to the place or places the service is performed, the hours during which the service is to be performed and the nature of the service.
A petitioner for an educational RDP must be currently enrolled, or intend to enroll for the next available session, in an accredited educational institution for the purpose of taking an accredited educational course or courses. Prior to the issuance of any educational RDP, the petitioner must submit verification of enrollment from the institution. The verification shall be on a form provided by the Secretary of State.
Lately the Secretary of State has been getting very strict and taking the hardship requirement very seriously so you need to be fully prepared to establish hardship in order to have a successful outcome at your administrative hearing.
For more information on restricted driving permits or how to reinstate your license, contact John W. Callahan for a free consultation.
Published by Illinois license reinstatement lawyer John W. Callahan
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