When you are convicted of a DUI, the Secretary of State will suspend or revoke your driver's license. In order to have it reinstated you must attend an administrative hearing. There are both formal and informal hearings.
An informal hearing can be held if you have been convicted of a first time DUI. The hearing could result in a restricted driver's license or a full reinstatement of your driving privileges. No matter the number of DUIs you have been convicted of, it is in your best interest to hire a Chicago DUI lawyer who has successfully represented others in an administrative hearing and in defending against a DUI charge.
If you have multiple DUIs or committed reckless homicide, you will be questioned in a formal hearing. You will be asked many questions concerning the arrest itself, alcohol abuse and dependence and what changes you have made to your life since the arrest. If you receive an unfavorable decision after the Secretary of State hearing, you may appeal that decision. Your license can only be reinstated after going through the hearing process.
In our day-to-day lives it has become vital to possess a driver's license. We rely on the ability to drive to get to and from work, transport our children and take care of other daily matters. The necessity of a restoration of driving privileges makes it that much more important for you to consult with a knowledgeable attorney. An experienced lawyer at The Toney Law Firm, LLC will prepare you for your hearing, whether formal or informal, and this can help increase your chances of a positive outcome.
The firm understands that you may be enduring a hardship by not being able to drive and will provide the best assistance possible. With experience and a firm understanding of all of the DUI laws, the result of your Secretary of State hearing will seek to get your driver's license back.
Contact a Chicago Secretary of State Hearings Attorney in order to fully prepare you for success at your hearing.