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Mandatory Revocation of Driver’s License

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

I have been representing clients in license reinstatement cases for more than a decade. Based on Illinois law, the Secretary of State must revoke the driving privileges of a person convicted of any of the following offenses:

  • Homicide resulting from the operation of a driving vehicle
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicating compounds
  • Any felony conviction under the laws of any State if the person used a vehicle in the commission of the crime (this category includes aggravated DUI convictions)
  • The offense of leaving the scene of an accident involving death or personal injury
  • Perjury (lying under oath) or making a false statement to the Secretary of State
  • Conviction upon three charges related to reckless driving within a period of 12 months
  • Conviction of any offense relating to motor vehicles or other vehicles (damage to vehicle, tampering with parts of the vehicle, failure to report a vehicle as unclaimed)
  • Offense relating to operating a vehicle in transporting passengers for hire without providing proof of financial responsibility to the Secretary of State
  • Violation of a Criminal Code provision relating to reckless conduct in regards to the operation of a vehicle
  • The offense relating to aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer after he gave a visual or audible signal
  • An offense relating to the unlawful operation of a commercial vehicle
  • An offense relating to transportation of alcohol in the passenger area (except in the original container and with the seal unbroken) if the driver had a similar conviction and at the time of that conviction he was less than 21 years of age
  • Conviction relating to street racing
  • A second or subsequent conviction of driving while the person's driver's license was revoked for reckless homicide (including a similar out-of-state offense);
  • A violation of any law relating to movement of traffic when the offense was the cause of death of another person. The driver may request though an administrative hearing with the Secretary of State to have the revocation terminated or have the length of revocation reduced prior to the eligibility date
  • Displaying disability license plates or parking label if the driver to whom the disability license plates or parking label was issued is deceased, and the driver is using the plate or label to obtain privileges granted through them
  • A second or subsequent violation of illegal possession of any prohibited controlled substance, cannabis, or methamphetamine while driving. Upon entry of a guilty verdict, the court will make a note in the court record that the offense of possession occurred while the defendant was operating a motor vehicle, and the clerk will report the violation to the Secretary of State.

Obviously, there are plenty of reasons one can lose their license in Illinois.  If your license has been revoked in Illinois due to any of the above reasons and you need help in obtaining your driving privileges back, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We would be glad to help you with our expertise in reinstating your driver's license.

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