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Do You Need Your Driver’s License Reinstated in Chicago, Illinois?

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Regardless of why you lost your driving privileges, it is well worth your time and effort to meet with a driver’s license reinstatement lawyer. Experienced lawyers will counsel you and represent your interests in administrative hearings in Chicago.

Types of Hearings

Once revoked, your driver’s license privileges can only have your privileges restored through the Secretary of State Department of Administrative Hearings. There are two types of hearings:

  1. Informal Hearings, and

  2. Formal Hearings

You have the right to be represented by an attorney at either type of hearing.

Informal Hearings

Informal hearings require no appointment. Situations resulting in informal hearings include:

  • An offense not involving a fatality

  • A single DUI

  • Minor traffic offenses

If denied in an informal hearing, you can have another one only after 30-days have passed.

Formal Hearings

Many people find the hearing process confusing and intimidating. This fear may be especially true for a formal hearing that the law requires for various situations, including:

  • To dispute the suspension, revocation, or cancellation by the Secretary of State

  • To fight a re-suspension or extension of a suspension under the Monitoring Device Driving Permit Program

  • And more

Preparation for a hearing is imperative. Having a lawyer with the knowledge and experience required for administrative hearings in Chicago can be critical in helping you regain your driving privileges.

Call Today

Contact Johnson & Goldrich, Attorneys at Law, online at for a FREE consultation about your case and administrative hearings in Chicago, or call (312) 795-1801.

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