Reasons for Driver’s License Suspension & Reinstatement in Illinois...

Driving privileges can be taken away by a court of law if you are charged with traffic violations. Suspension of a driver’s license is the temporary loss of their driving privileges from three months to one year. Revocation is the permanent loss of your driving license. A suspended license is automatically reinstated after the suspension period, but the offender has to pay the stipulated fee for license reinstatement in Illinois. A revocation has no automatic reinstatement. In its place, the offender must appear before the Secretary of State for a hearing to reinstate their license. Reasons for Suspension Suspension or revocation of a person’s driving license and the period before reinstatement depends on the nature and severity of the offense. Common reasons for the suspension of a license include: • A person aged 21 and above is convicted of 3 or more moving violations within 12 months and two violations within 24 months for drivers below 21 years. • Possessing another person’s driver’s license • Dodging a police officer • Illegally transporting open liquor • Violating license classification • Leaving an accident scene where damage exceeds $1000 • Caught in possession of controlled substances while driving Reasons for Revocation Serious traffic violations warrant revocation, such as driving under the influence or fleeing an accident scene that caused the injury or death of another party. Any felony that involves driving a motor vehicle, street racing, and two convictions of illegally transporting open liquor also warrant a suspension. It is important to acquire competent legal assistance to help you navigate the legal process of license reinstatement in Illinois. You can get either full reinstatement or a restricted driving permit. For competent legal assistance for your license reinstatement, contact Johnson & Goldrich, P.C., at the earliest. Be...