Chances are, if you are reading this post, you or a loved one may be facing the prospect of an Illinois driver's license suspension. Alternatively, you may already be dealing with a license suspension. In either of these cases, you are probably wondering how exactly you can regain your Illinois driving privileges.
It goes without saying that a suspended license can cause many restrictive obstacles in your day-to-day life. Regardless of where the original cause of your suspension occurred -- whether that is DuPage County, Cook County, or any other Illinois municipality -- a suspended driver's license will restrict your driving privileges everywhere.
If you are looking to find out what the license reinstatement process in Illinois is and how it may apply to your case, just keep reading. Below, we'll explain what you need to know about the Illinois license reinstatement process.
A Brief Word on Statutory Summary Suspension
In this article, the type of license suspension we are referring to is called, in legal terms, a ‘statutory summary suspension'. These suspensions are civil penalties which the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State enacts on Illinois driver's licenses in order to restrict driving privileges.
For everything you need to know regarding Illinois summary suspensions, check out our following resources:
- Illinois Secretary of State HearingsOverview of Illinois Statutory Summary Suspension Laws
- Overview of Illinois Statutory Summary Suspension Laws
- Driver's License and Illinois DUI
Illinois Offenses Which Can Lead to License Suspension
In the state of Illinois, there are multiple traffic-related offenses which can lead to an Illinois driver's license suspension. These offenses include, but are not limited to:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Accumulating multiple traffic violations
- Having unpaid tickets
- Failure to appear in court
- Failure to pay child support
Requirements to Qualify for License Reinstatement
The terms you must fulfill in order to qualify for reinstatement will vary, depending on what the initial offense is, and in some situations, the severity of the offense. Common requirements can range from simply the passage of an allotted amount of time to the completion of driving school or refraining from being convicted of subsequent offenses.
If your license has been suspended and you have fulfilled the specific requirements for your case, you may qualify for reinstatement. Information regarding the specific process of Illinois driver's license reinstatement laws can be accessed on the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State website, and an experienced criminal defense attorney can often provide an in-depth analysis of how these reinstatement laws may apply to your specific case.
Looking to Reinstate Your Illinois Driver's License? Contact DuPage County, Illinois Criminal Defense Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one are seeking to reinstate your Illinois driver's license, give our law office a call to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney. We are more than happy to analyze your case and explain what your legal options and rights are. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, we have provided dedicated legal representation to many individuals throughout DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, Kendall County, and Will County on their traffic and license reinstatement cases. To schedule your free consultation and speak with an attorney, contact our office at (630) 261-9098.