Are You at Risk of Losing Your Illinois License Because of a DUI?
In Illinois, state law requires automatic driver's license suspension beginning 46 days after a DUI arrest, if there is no motion to stop it. This suspension can last anywhere between six months and one year for a first offender and 12 months to three years for a repeat offender. If you take no action to challenge the suspension, it will occur whether or not you are convicted of DUI in the criminal case.
There is a way that you can fight driver's license suspension. We encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as possible. At the law offices of John W. Callahan, Ltd., we believe that the first week or two after an arrest are the most critical for finding opportunities to meet our goal: helping you keep your license.
Making the Right Moves to Challenge the State of Illinois
John W. Callahan, Ltd. take every possible step to fight both your criminal DUI/DWI case and your civil driver's license suspension case. Mike and John can file a motion right away to stop the 46-day clock from ticking.
We'll roll up our sleeves and file documents demanding a driver's license suspension hearing. If the State or local prosecutor does not provide a hearing on these motions within 30 days or the first court date, they will not be able to suspend your license at all. You keep your right to drive and the suspension is taken off your record. We know that you rely on your right to drive to work, to the store, to take your children to school and for a wide range of other important tasks.
In addition to handling standard driver's license suspension matters, we can also handle cases involving commercial driver's licenses (CDL). These hearings are handled somewhat differently, before the Illinois Secretary of State in either Chicago or Springfield.
As experienced defense lawyers,, we know the steps to take to protect your driving privileges. The goal is clear: give you the best chance to beat your suspension, period. Our team is available to serve people in Chicago, Schaumburg and the surrounding parts of Illinois.
DuPage County Driver's License Reinstatement Lawyers
If your license was revoked due a DUI conviction in Naperville, DuPage County, or anywhere in Illinois, it can only be reinstated following a formal administrative hearing (also known as a Secretary of State hearing). The process can both frustrating and time-consuming, since many people who represent themselves at these hearings fail in their first attempt to get their driver's license back.
At our Illinois law firm, attorney Michael T. Norris or attorney John W. Callahan will represent you at this hearing to help get your driver's license reinstated as quickly as possible.
To have your driver's license reinstated, you will need to prove that your alcohol treatment program has been successful, that you will be a safe and responsible driver in the state of Illinois, and that you are no longer a danger to the public safety. You will be asked more than 100 questions, and if you aren't prepared to give the right answers, you probably will fail. Everything you say has to be both believable and consistent with what you told your alcohol evaluator during your treatment program.
Our driver's license reinstatement lawyers will help you prepare for this hearing and go to the hearing with you. As a result of our efforts, 80 percent of our clients have gotten their driver's licenses back at their first administrative hearing with the Secretary of State's office.
Call us at 1-877-335-6697 to speak within minutes with an experienced lawyer who can help you. You can also e-mail us.