Illinois Driver’s License Reinstatement Attorney
If your driver’s license has been suspended or revoked, it can have a serious negative affect on your lifestyle and your livelihood. It is possible to have your driver’s license reinstated by petitioning the Secretary of State for a hearing. Getting your driving privileges back, however, can be challenging. You need an experienced attorney to present your case properly. At the Law Offices of Peter M. Tumminaro, we are familiar with the driver’s license reinstatement process and can help you get back in the driver’s seat.
Driver’s License Reinstatement After DUI
Convictions for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) in Illinois result in driver’s license revocation. The minimum length of the revocation depends on the number of prior DUI convictions as follows:
- 1st conviction = 1 year revocation (2 years if under 21 years old)
- 2nd conviction (within 20 years) = 5 year revocation
- 3rd conviction = 10 year revocation
- 4th conviction = lifetime revocation (No possibility of reinstatement)
Drivers who lose their licenses because of DUIs must go through an administrative hearing to reinstate their driving privileges. For first convictions, drivers can go to an informal hearing and demonstrate that they have satisfied any necessary conditions to reinstate their license. Second and subsequent DUI convictions require a formal hearing. It is essential to have an experienced attorney represent you from the beginning at a formal hearing to ensure that your case is presented in its best light. If you represent yourself and fail to convince the administrative board that you should be allowed to drive again, that failure will be held against to in future hearings.
License Suspensions for Multiple Traffic Convictions
Drivers are often surprised to discover that their license has been suspended because of multiple traffic violation convictions. If you get several speeding tickets, for example, and pay the fines without going to court to request the tickets not appear on your driving record, your license could end up suspended. If this happens to you, it is possible to reopen your case and have a conviction vacated so that you can get your license back.
At the Law Offices of Peter M. Tumminaro, we are experienced in helping drivers get their driving privileges reinstated no matter what the cause of the suspension or revocation. Contact us today to discuss your case and learn how we can help you get back behind the wheel.