As a license reinstatement lawyer in the State of Illinois for the past 15 years, many of my clients ask me what the reinstatement process is like. The reinstatement process is both simple once you understand it yet almost impossible if you are new to the process. I can't tell you how many clients I have represented who tried to reinstate their license in Illinois by themselves but were denied because they were basically shredded by the Secretary of State at their hearing when they went there alone.
What you need to remember is that you need to pay attention to the requirements to get a hearing. First, have you had an alcohol evaluation within the past six months? Second, do you have proof that you have completed your alcohol treatment pursuant to the Secretary of State's requirements? Third, if you are categorized as a level three risk level, do you have three letters attesting to abstinence from drugs and alcohol for the past 12 months and three letters from Alcoholics Anonymous or another nontraditional support group attesting that you have been active in that program for at least six months? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you will not be allowed to even enter the hearing.
Clients from all over the country hire me because I know what the Secretary of State requires and I guide my clients through the entire process to make it as low stress and predictable as possible so that my clients can be reinstated and get their license cleared.
If you have any questions about reinstating your drivers license in Illinois, I can answer them at any time or you can take a look at several successful cases that we have helped people with. Feel free to call.
– Posted by License reinstatement Lawyer, John W. Callahan
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