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Chicago Driver's License Restoration Attorney | Mark Sciblo


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The Illinois Secretary of State is required to revoke or suspend your driver's license for traffic offenses such as; driving under the influence (DUI), driving without insurance, or having three or more convictions for moving violations on your record. If your license is suspended or revoked, you can't drive your car legally. The only way you can obtain the restoration of driving privileges is through an administrative hearing with the Illinois Secretary of State. 

There are two types of hearings;  Informal Hearings and Formal Hearings. The hearing you must attend depends on the offense that led to the suspension or revocation of your driver's license. 

  • Informal Hearings are required for minor traffic offenses and DUIs.

  • Formal Hearings are required for severe traffic offenses (involving a fatality or multiple DUIs).

Regardless of the hearing you are required to have, it's essential to hire an experienced Illinois driver's license reinstatement attorney such as Mark Sciblo. He can help you through the entire process and get your driving privileges restored. 

How informal hearing works? 

A hearing officer conducts an informal hearing at select Secretary of State Driver Services facilities throughout Illinois. Informal hearings are held on a walk-in basis; no appointment is necessary. During the hearing, the hearing officer will review your offenses, driving record, criminal history, alcohol history, and so on. Once the review is completed, the hearing officer will ask you different questions about your past, DUI arrests, drinking history, and more. In most cases, the answers you provide will determine whether or not you will get your driver's license back. 

Once the questioning has been completed, the hearing officer will send all the documents, questions, and recommendations to the main office in Springfield for review. A recommendation refers to what type of driving relief should be granted. The Illinois Secretary of State in Springfield, Illinois, has up to 90 days to decide whether to grant driving relief or deny driving relief. Once the final decision has been made, the driver and his or her attorney will be notified by mail.

The best outcome of an informal hearing is to get full reinstatement of driving privileges. This is called reinstatement. If you are not eligible for full reinstatement, you could get a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP) instead. RDP allows you to drive with particular restrictions such as employment, education, daycare, or medical. 

How formal hearing works?

The formal hearings works just like informal hearings. The difference between these two hearings is:

  • You have to schedule a formal hearing in advance.

  • Formal hearings are available at the Illinois locations: Chicago, Springfield, Joliet, and Mt. Vernon. 

Contact attorney Mark Sciblo today

The Illinois Driver's License reinstatement process through an Illinois Secretary of State administrative hearing is stressful and difficult. It is essential to hire an experienced Chicago attorney who can represent you at administrative hearings. Having an experienced legal representation by your side gives you the best odds of getting your driver's license back. A Chicago driver's license reinstatement lawyer Mark Sciblo has many years of experience representing clients at Formal & Informal Illinois Secretary of State Hearings. He knows how challenging it can be for someone unable to drive a car. This is why he will do everything he can to ensure that your first hearing is successful and your driving privileges will be returned to you. 

The right preparation before the hearing is necessary. If you show up to your hearing unprepared, your case often will result in a denial of driving privileges. When you hire Mr. Sciblo, he will assist you in having all the proper documentation and prepare you for the potential examination questions you may face during your hearing. 

If you need to attend a formal or informal reinstatement hearing because of your suspended or revoked driver's license, call attorney Mark Sciblo at (773) 775-5050. He will help you restore your driving privileges. 

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Call Today: (773) 775-5050

Mon-Fri: 9:30AM–5:30PM

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5945 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60646

Phone: (773) 775-5050

Law Offices of Mark Sciblo, P.C.
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