The advantages of Attorney Representation: An Illinois Secretary of State Administrative Hearing for License Reinstatement can be a complex and frustrating process. Matters involving administrative law are handled through the administrative law system. Administrative Hearings utilize many of the same processes and procedures used in traditional courtrooms. In addition to complex rules, denials of driving relief due to simple issues can delay your license reinstatement by many months or years. In order to give yourself the best chance at the first hearing, secure the representation of an experienced and specialized attorney. All members of the DUI Law Partners network have represented thousands of clients at IL Secretary of State reinstatement hearings.
A formal hearing is required for a driver whose privileges have been suspended or revoked for an offense involving a fatality or multiple DUI dispositions. A formal hearing request must be made in writing through U.S. mail. Faxes or e-mail requests are not accepted. Petitioners are eligible for a subsequent hearing 90 days after their most recent hearing. A hearing officer presides at a formal hearing at which both testimony and documentary evidence is heard. The officer is authorized to rule on all motions, administer oaths, subpoena witnesses or documents at the request of any party, examine witnesses and rule upon the admissibility of evidence. An order reflecting the recommendation of the hearing officer and the decision of the Secretary of States office is issued. Decisions from a formal hearing are subject to the Administrative Review Law.
An informal hearing is conducted by an informal hearing officer at select Driver Services facilities. Informal hearings are held on a walk-in basis, no appointment is necessary. Informal hearings may result in the issuance of a Restricted Driving Permit or full reinstatement of driving privileges.
LK - Chicago: DUI Law Partners got my license FULLY REINSTATED within a few MONTHS. From my first conversation, I immediately felt very confident in them because of their solid experience, proven capabilities and extremely detailed knowledge of Illinois laws and systems.
LG - Naperville: I was on vacation in Hawaii, returning from a restaurant to my hotel when I was detained for consuming 1 frozen drink and driving. I am not sure how it happened but my IL license was revoked even though HI eventually cleared my license. They helped me to restore my drivers license in under 6 weeks!
AP - Chicago: I just wanted to take a moment to let you know of my experience with DUI Law Partners. Far too often, people are eager to write letters or make a phone call to complain, but I wanted to take the time to write to let you know that I am very pleased with the performance, support, professionalism and determination of their organization.
JT - Chicago: They were so helpful in getting my license reinstated! I don't know if I would've had the same results without them, but I wouldn't want to find out either.