Lifting a License Suspension or Revocation

What Steps Can I Take for the Illinois Secretary of State to Lift the Suspension or Revocation of My Driver’s License?

There is no set procedure for lifting the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. Having the Illinois Secretary of State lift the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license depends largely upon the circumstances which led to the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. For example, if the Illinois Secretary of State revoked your driver’s license as a result of a conviction for Driving under the Influence (DUI), then you will be required to proceed to an Administrative Hearing before an Illinois Secretary of State Hearing Officer.

In a relatively simple case, you must resolve the underlying issues which led to the Illinois Secretary of State suspending or revoking your driver’s license. For example, if you received three or more moving violation convictions in one year, then you should return to Court where the conviction(s) was entered, and request that the Court vacate the conviction(s). If you are successful, then the Illinois Secretary of State will lift the suspension of your driver’s license.  Appearing in Court on a charge of Driving While License Suspended (DWLS), with a valid and current driver’s license, will demonstrate to the Prosecutor and Court that you took the initiative to have the Illinois Secretary of State lift the suspension of your driver’s license, which may result in the Prosecutor reducing your Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) charge. If the Prosecutor refuses to reduce your Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) charge, the Prosecutor may request that the Court impose a more lenient sentence.

If your Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) charge is related to a criminal charge, such as Driving under the Influence (DUI), you may face more obstacles in resolving your matter. In either case, we recommend that you hire an experienced attorney to represent you in order to minimize potential penalties and assist you in taking the necessary steps for the Illinois Secretary of State to lift the suspension of your driver’s license.

Get Professional Legal Help with Your Suspended License or Revoked License

Attorney David B. Franks has several years of experience in defending those facing various traffic offenses, including Driving While License Suspended and Driving While License Revoked charges, and assisting Clients in taking the necessary steps in Court in order for the Illinois Secretary of State to lift the suspension or revocation of their driver’s licenses.

Contact David B. Franks today for a free initial consultation.

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