As an Illinois license reinstatement lawyer for the past 20 years, I had several clients who have flown in from outside of Illinois from states like California, Texas, New York, New Jersey and even as far away as Hawaii. Every single one of these clients has been able to clear the hold that the Illinois Secretary of State has placed on them and is now driving legally within their home-state residence. I get a lot of calls from people from outside of Illinois who ask me, “Do I need to come in to the State of Illinois for a hearing, or should I mail in the out-of-state packet?” My answer to them is always that they should plan on coming into the State of Illinois for a formal administrative hearing, which only takes about an hour at most, to clear up the hold that is on their Illinois driver's license. The reason for this is I have found that the delays from when people mail in an out-of-state packet are significantly longer than actually moving forward with the in-person hearings. The other reason I tell people to come in is because I believe that the success rate is significantly higher when people actually come in as they will then have all of the proper documentation that the Secretary of State is looking for when they actually proceed to their hearing.
If you have had more than one DUI, or if you had a DUI on your record in Illinois that is preventing you from driving in your state, you should contact the experienced license reinstatement lawyers at John W. Callahan, Ltd., to help you clear up your driver's license.
We can answer any question related to clearing up your license after a DUI revocation and have represented almost 1,000 clients successfully throughout this process.
As an out-of-state petitioner, you are going to be required to bring in any treatment documents that you received after your most recent DUI and if you have not received any treatment, or if you cannot find the treatment documents, we can refer you to some of the best alcohol evaluators in the state who can prepare all the proper documents for you after meeting with you to get you into the hearing. I often tell my clients that this is the “ticket” to get into the concert, except this time the concert isn't the Rolling Stones or your favorite band. The concert is the Secretary of State hearing. So, without getting the right documents to get into the hearing, there is no sense in coming in. It is very important to make sure that all the I's are dotted, and T's are crossed before we schedule the actual hearing to clear up your license.
Again, if you have any questions or need help getting reinstated in Illinois, feel free to contact John W. Callahan, Ltd.