DUI Drivers License Attorneys, Illinois
Protect Your Driver’s License
If you have recently been charged with several moving violations or driving while impaired (alcohol and/or drugs) in Illinois, you could lose your license. At Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. we understand that there is enough pressure on people these days without losing a driver’s license. We understand that without a license, you may not be able to get to work and potentially could lose your job and means to support yourself and your family. We pride ourselves on taking time with our clients, getting to know them, and helping them understand the situation.
Driver’s License Revocation
Revocation is the termination of your driving privileges by the Secretary of State’s office. The only way to get your license back is to apply for a new license at least one year after the revocation. However, in some situations, you may have to wait more than one year to reapply.
Offenses for which your driver’s license may be revoked include, but are not limited to, the following:
- DUI – Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are under age 21, the minimum revocation time is a minimum two years for first offense. All other minimum revocation lengths vary according to previous history.
- Felony Offense – A vehicle was used while committing a serious crime.
- Perjury – Lying or providing false information to the Secretary of State.
- Reckless Driving – Conviction of three reckless driving offenses in 12 months of driving.
- Drag Racing or Street Racing – Illegally racing with another vehicle.
- Reckless Conduct – Reckless behavior involving a vehicle and resulting in injury or imminent danger to another person.
- Fraudulent ID – Making or possessing the equipment to make, sell, use, attempt to use or assist another in using an unauthorized, non-governmental issued ID or driver’s license.
Driver’s License Suspension
Suspension is a temporary loss of driving privileges. In most cases, your license can be reinstated at the end of the suspension period upon payment of a reinstatement fee. In other cases, your driver’s license will not be returned until you meet requirements of Illinois law.
Offenses for which your driver’s license may be suspended include, but are not limited to, these:
- Traffic Violations — Your driver’s license will be suspended if you are convicted of three traffic violations committed within any 12-month period.
- Uninsured Crashes – Being uninsured at the time of a crash in which you were determined to be at fault and for which you owe damages may cause license suspension.
- Drug/Alcohol Test Refusal – Refusing to take a breathalyzer or drug test after being arrested for DUI will cause your license to be suspended.
- Parking Violations – Failure to satisfy a warrant for 10 or more unpaid parking violations may cause license suspension.
Driving while impaired is a major cause for license revocation. Such offenses result in vigorous prosecution by the Secretary of State for one seeking driving relief. If your license has been suspended or revoked, let the attorneys at Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. help. Our attorneys can represent you before the administrative hearing officers, handling all the filings, deadlines, and personal appearances at these license reinstatement hearings so that you can regain your right to drive.
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If you are in danger of losing your license because of a DUI, initially contact our Mount Vernon Office today to speak with a lawyer.
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