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Requirements for Driver’s License Reinstatement after DUI

Posted by John Callahan | Jul 09, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a license reinstatement lawyer in the State of Illinois for the past 15 years, many of my clients ask me what the basic requirements for license reinstatement are. The reinstatement process is very difficult but with the help of an experienced lawyer you can get your driving privileges back.
 If your license was revoked for a DUI conviction, you may apply for full reinstatement after one year from the date of revocation. Before that, you may be eligible for a restricted driving permit almost immediately. The person asking for reinstatement must have a clean driving record and go through an evaluation for drug or alcohol use. The driver must also submit proof of completing a remedial program for drug or alcohol use. This program is mandatory regardless of the results of the evaluation. After submitting the application with the above documents, the driver will have a hearing with a Secretary of State hearing officer. 
 For a first time DUI offense, the hearing will be informal and no hearing fee is required. The key condition for obtaining reinstatement is to demonstrate to the hearing officer that you will not endanger the public if the Secretary of State grants you back the driving privileges. During the informal hearing the driver will have the opportunity to prove that he is rehabilitated and therefore deserves to have his driving privileges restored. An experienced lawyer will be able to help drivers make their case in front of the hearing officer. Lastly, the reinstatement fee is $500, and the driver will have to pass the regular driver's license exam.
 If you have any questions or need help regarding reinstating your driver's license in Illinois, please contact my office. I have successfully helped drivers in the past to reinstate their driving privileges.
 – Posted by license reinstatement lawyer John W. Callahan

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