I have represented hundreds of clients in license reinstatement proceedings. Being eligible to obtain your driving privileges back does not necessarily mean that the Secretary of State will grant you your driver's license back. First, you will need to file an application for license reinstatement along with several required documents. Second, the hearing in front of the Secretary of State is the key step in obtaining your license back. You must prepare for this hearing the best way you can. In Illinois, you may have a formal or informal hearing. Please see prior article. https://illinoislicensereinstatementlaw.com/what-is-the-difference-between-a-formal-and-an-informal-license-reinstatement-hearing/
I have represented several clients who attended the first hearing without a lawyer and without proper preparation, and did not have success in obtaining their licenses back. I highly recommend hiring an experienced license reinstatement lawyer who will help you navigate the process and make it less stressful. It is very important to know what types of questions the hearing officer will ask you, as well as how to answer them. You need to be consistent when answering the questions. We will review your documents and the facts of your case, and help you prepare for all types of questions. Your goal is to demonstrate to the hearing officer that you are not a danger to public safety. For many people, driving is important to work, transport children or family members, attend social functions, or travel. If you go unprepared to the hearing, you risk a denial and consequently you will have to restart the process which means additional time during which you are not allowed to drive. If you are represented by an experienced lawyer, you have a high chance of success in getting your license back from the first try.
Please contact our office if you need help in obtaining your driving privileges back. We will use our knowledge and dedication to help you obtain your driving privileges back.
Posted by License Reinstatement lawyer John Callahan