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Will County Driver's License Reinstatement Lawyers

Will County Driver's License Reinstatement Lawyer

Attorneys Helping Joliet and Plainfield Drivers Get Their Revoked License Back

If your Illinois driver's license has been revoked for driving under the influence (DUI), one of your top concerns is probably, "How soon can I drive unrestricted again?" For most adults in Will County, it may seem impossible to live and work when you cannot drive freely.

The Illinois Secretary of State (SoS) provides basic forms and instructions on how to get your revoked driver's license back, but the actual process is far more difficult than it appears. You must pass an interview with an SoS hearing officer, and the burden is on you to prove that your return to driving will not pose a threat to public safety. One mistake can set you back months and cost you hundreds of dollars in additional fees for the required breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAAID).

The Law Offices of Tedone and Morton, P.C. have helped hundreds of people get their unrestricted driver's license back. We will lead you through the administrative process of driver's license reinstatement and represent you in SoS hearing(s). Our success is based on three main factors:

  1. Knowledge. The foundation of our success is our understanding of all relevant state laws, administrative guidelines, and the local customs of the SoS hearing officers in the counties we serve.
  2. Experience. On top of that foundation lies our years of actual experience with SoS hearings. You need to convince the hearing officer that you will not drive impaired again, and we have the experience to help you make your case successfully.
  3. Communication. Success in the driver's license reinstatement process requires close attention to detail in the preparation of documents and clear communication about every step of the process. We will work closely with you to make sure that all of your paperwork is in order and that you understand exactly what you need to say and do in the SoS hearing.

How to Get Your Illinois Driver's License Back After DUI Revocation

Getting your license back requires the preparation of numerous documents and, depending on the severity of your offense, either an informal or formal hearing.

Informal hearing for first-time offenders: You qualify for an informal hearing as a first-time offender if you meet all four of these criteria: (1) Other than the current incident, you have no prior conviction or court supervision for DUI in Illinois, (2) You have not received a statutory summary suspension for a separate incident in the past five years, (3) You have not been convicted of DUI in another state in the past five years, and (4) No one was killed or suffered great bodily harm in the current incident.

Formal hearing for all other offenders: If you do not qualify as a first-time offender, you will need to schedule a formal hearing. After submitting your request for a formal hearing, you can expect to receive a notice of your hearing date in about two weeks. By law, your hearing must be within 90 days of the date of your request but the actual waiting time is usually less than 45 days.

Within 90 days after the hearing, you will receive a report by mail stating whether you have been approved for full reinstatement, approved for a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP), or denied. If you were denied, the report will explain the reasons for denial, and you will need to demonstrate how you have resolved those issues at your next hearing. You must wait at least 90 days before you can have another formal hearing.

Driver's License Reinstatement Lawyer Serving Morris and Yorkville

If you are near the end of your minimum revocation period, contact the Law Offices of Tedone and Morton, P.C. at 815-666-1285. We will walk you through the process of driver's license reinstatement and help you avoid common errors that can result in denial. From our two convenient offices in Joliet and Plainfield, Illinois, we serve clients in Will County, Grundy County, Kendall County, Yorkville, Morris, and surrounding areas.

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