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Joliet Driver’s License Reinstatement Lawyer

Driver’s License Reinstatement Attorney Serving Will County, Grundy County & Kankakee County

In Illinois, driving is a privilege – the Illinois Secretary of State’s office (SOS) can suspend or revoke your  driver’s license for many different offenses. Once your driving privileges have been suspended or revoked, you must take action to get your driver’s license reinstated. Once yourperiod of suspension ends, your driver’s license is not automatically reinstated – you must take steps to reinstate and restore your driving privileges.

What Is The Difference Between A Suspension or Revocation?

A suspension is the loss of driving privileges for a specified time period. Depending on the offense, the suspension period may last for a few months, up to several years. When the time period ends, the driver may take action to get their driver’s license reinstated.

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) – driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol will get your driver’s license suspended and in some cases – revoked
  • Driving Without Insurance – if you are found to be responsible for an accident and you did not have insurance, you can face a two year suspension
  • Failure to Appear in Court 
  • Failure to Pay Child Support
  • Parking Violations – unpaid parking violations can result in a suspension
  • Tollway Violations – unpaid tolls can cause your license to be suspended
  • Traffic Violations – three moving violations within twelve months may result in a suspension
  • Automated Traffic Violations – unpaid red light violations as captured by an automated traffic camera will result in a suspension

A revocation is much more serious than a suspension. This is the loss of driving privileges indefinitely. Most revocations have a minimum time period, and after that time period, action can be taken to restore your driving privileges.

  • DUI Revocation – a DUI conviction can result in the revocation of your driver’s license
  • Statutory Summary Suspension – in Illinois, even if you are never criminally convicted for DUI you may still receive a driving suspension. If you are arrested for DUI and fail chemical testing, refuse to submit to or fail to complete chemical testing, your driver’s license is automatically suspended beginning on the 46th day from the notice of suspension.

Restricted Driver’s Permit

In some cases it may be possible to get a restricted driver’s permit (RDP) if you are unable to get your driver’s license fully reinstatement. The RDP will allow you to drive to certain places at certain times of the day allowing you to get to work or other important places.

Contact A Driver’s License Reinstatement Attorney

From a traffic violation or DUI charge to the most complex driver’s license reinstatement, attorney Walsh is here to help you. Contact an attorney who knows the court proceedings and the laws to help you get your driver’s license reinstated – restore your driving privileges! Call for help today.

Attorney Dan Walsh