As a License Reinstatement Attorney in Illinois for the past 20 years, I have successfully represented hundreds and hundreds of clients in getting their driving privileges reinstated after a DUI charge or a reckless homicide charge. These are typically done at the formal administrative hearing process with the Secretary of State, but sometimes they can be done at an informal hearing in locations such as Schaumburg or Lombard.
The issue that I am going to be discussing today, revolves around when a person is applying for a Restricted Driving Permit in Illinois off of a DUI conviction and they need to have some form of employment in order to get that Restricted Driving Permit. I have had clients with injuries, and I have had clients who are older and who have limited work requirements and one way that we are able to get them an employment permit is to show that they are self-employed where for example they do handyman service; another example is selling products on the internet through Amazon or even eBay. What is important to remember is that the employment permit does not mean that you have to have a massive corporation where you are bringing in millions of dollars per year. It just means that you are trying to work and earn a living, even if you are earning $50.00 - $100.00 per week. That is still a legitimate reason for an employment permit and that is why the handyman services or internet sales is a good angle to get the employment permit. It gives the petitioner a window of time and a radius that allows them to do their required tasks and set themselves up in the business.
The Secretary of State will sometimes ask for a business card or banking records but most of the time, a business card will suffice.
If you are looking to get your driving privileges reinstated in Illinois after a revocation for a DUI or a reckless homicide, and you have questions about the requirements needed to move forward with your case, feel free to contact the Law Offices of John W. Callahan at any time.