While you are fully eligible to represent yourself at your driver's license reinstatement hearing, choosing this option can be a costly mistake. Contrary to what you may have heard, you are not entitled to the reinstatement of your driving privileges simply because enough time has passed or you’ve jumped through enough hoops. In every case of reinstatement, the burden of proof rests entirely on you – you’re going to have to prove that you’re deserving of driving relief.
Without a complete understanding of the applicable laws and procedures involved in petitioning for reinstatement, the odds are stacked against you and there is a high probability that your request will be denied. Given the hardship caused by a license suspension or revocation, making it difficult to commute to work, to get your children to and from school and to carry out your daily errands, you have too much at stake to afford to take any chances with the outcome of your case. Let a proven Illinois driver's license attorney from The Vergara Law Group in Geneva, IL. fight for you!
Our Goal is to Safeguard Your Driving Privileges and Help You Regain Your License
- Under Illinois state law, if you are over age 21, you cannot have more than 3 traffic violations in a 12 month period before the Secretary of State will move to suspend or revoke your driver's license. If you are under age 21, you cannot have more than two traffic citations in a twenty-four month period, otherwise, you may be suspended.
A conviction of certain offenses will result in the immediate suspension or revocation of your driving privileges, such as operating an uninsured motor vehicle, , driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, Scott’s Law Violation, aggravated speeding in a school/construction zone, etc. Whatever the reason for losing your driving privileges, The Vergara Law Group can help you.
Driver’s License Reinstatement Hearing -- The Process
The decision to deny or grant your request for restored driving privileges is largely based on what happens at your reinstatement hearing. At this hearing, you will have to provide evidence that you have fully corrected the issues that led to the suspension or revocation of your license, as well as demonstrate that you are now capable of driving responsibly. This phase of the hearing often involves questioning about your driving history and substance abuse and you must be prepared to give appropriate answers.
The entire process can be confusing and stressful. Most people who attempt it on their own reach the end without any success. Give yourself the best possible chances of getting your license back quickly by working with The Vergara Law Group.
Get Back On The Road!
Contrary to popular belief, driving on the roads of Illinois is a privilege, not a right! This privilege can be suspended or revoked by the Secretary of State, leaving you unable to drive to work, take your children to school, and carry out other routine tasks that require you to drive on a daily basis. If you are caught driving while your license is suspended, you can be hit with an even longer suspension or can even be sent to jail. To avoid such penalties, you have 2 options: You can wait out the period of your suspension or revocation or you can hire an Illinois driver's license attorney to represent you at a hearing in an attempt to regain your driving privileges early.
Unfortunately, becoming eligible for reinstatement can be difficult, especially without any prior legal experience. The Vergara Law Group is here to help you achieve the favorable outcome you need and resume your daily obligations. We are committed to giving our clients the best possible chance at success and it starts by calling us today!