Suspended/Revoked License in Chicago, Illinois
Help for Your License Suspension
In Illinois, a suspended license generally means that the driver's license is taken away for a particular period of time or that the suspension can be terminated upon completion or satisfaction of a particular requirement. Some examples include suspensions for too many movers in a year, statutory summary suspensions or suspensions for such things as accidents without insurance, judgments, failure to pay child support, failure to pay tickets, or excessive parking tickets. In each of these circumstances, the suspension can be lifted if the driver either avoids getting arrested again or satisfies the suspension by paying an overdue fine, etc. Generally, at the end of a suspension or revocation, the driver must also pay a "reinstatement fee" to the Illinois Secretary of State (DMV) as well.
License Revocation in Chicago
Revocations on the other hand, do not really have any specific termination or ending date. The loss of privileges is what is called "indeterminate" meaning that it will end when the Secretary of State is ready for it to end. That may take a short time or a long time, but it generally involves the driver petitioning the DMV for driving relief, either by taking part in an "informal" hearing or a "formal" hearing at the Secretary of State offices. The driver will need to meet certain criteria in order for the DMV to release the license. It is highly recommended that a driver use an experienced attorney for "formal" hearings as they are generally contentious.
Few other Chicago traffic offenses have such a wide range of penalties associated with them as do suspended and revoked license tickets. Depending upon the type of suspension and the client's past driving record, such tickets may be simple and easy with very small fines and little effect on the client's driving record; or they may be extremely serious with long mandatory terms of imprisonment and extensive damage to the client's driving record. For instance, a suspension that results from a failure to pay a speeding ticket is not very serious whereas a revocation based upon a DUI when the client has had many such tickets before carries with it long mandatory jail terms.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Regardless of the circumstances, the lawyers of Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC have handled virtually every type of suspension and revocation before. Our knowledgeable attorneys don't just treat the "symptoms" by merely representing the client in court to keep the penalties as low as possible. We search out the "causes" for the suspension or revocation as well and investigate whether the original problem can remedied, so that the license can be restored. Call us today at (800) 996-4824 or (312) 644-0444 to discuss how we can help you regain your privilege to drive as well as limit your penalties.