Illinois Driver’s License Lawyer for Rolling Meadows, Chicago and Cook County
Will I Get a Suspension or a Revocation of a Driver’s License?
A Driver’s License suspension is the loss of driving privileges for a period of time. When completed, you driver’s license will be reinstated after required fees are paid. Revocation, on the other hand, involves the indefinite loss of driving privileges. If your license has been revoked, it can only be reinstated after a hearing with the Illinois Secretary of State.
What if I get a DUI?
If you are convicted of DUI, the Illinois Secretary of State will revoke your driver’s license. Your driving privileges have to be restored by a formal reinstatement hearing. You also must do an evaluation for drug or alcohol dependence and get a risk classification. At the hearing, you will have to prove you are not a risk to the public. You also may lose your license before conviction. If you are arrested for DUI and you refuse to take a breathalyzer, or if you have a blood alcohol level at or above .8, you may receive statutory summary suspension of your license.
Should I have a Lawyer at My Hearing?
Driver’s license reinstatement hearings are serious. The hearing officer will ask about your driving history and all facts that led to the revocation of your license. Your answers will influence the outcome of the hearing at hand, but potentially future reinstatement hearings. You will be stuck with you answers, so it is important that you have thoughtful responses and don’t miss any facts.
An experienced lawyer like Anisa Jordan will thoroughly review your driving record and history, order transcripts of prior hearings and review any prior testimony. Your attorney will give you guidance on answer questions at the hearing. It’s very important to have representation who knows the complexities of the law and reinstatement process. They also would help you offer your most persuasive case at the hearing. This way, you have the best chance of having your driver’s license reinstated.
Will I need to install a Breathalyzer in my car?
The Secretary of State sometimes requires a driver to install a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlocking Device (“BAIID”) in their car after a DUI. The BAAID disables the vehicle ignition until the driver breaths into the device shows that he is not intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol.
If your driver’s license has been suspended or revoked, it is important that you consult with an attorney right away. Call Driver's License Lawyer Anisa Jordan. Anisa is warm and caring, and you’ll work directly with her. She will aggressively pursue your cause and do her best to ensure your driving privileges get reinstated. Her office is in Arlington Heights, near Rolling Meadows, and still convenient for Chicago and Cook County.