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Illinois Secretary of State Hearings Attorneys

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Secretary of State Hearings

There are a number of traffic violations that could lead to the revocation or suspension of your driver's license. The loss of your driving privileges can be devastating, especially if you must live also with the harsh consequences of the crimes that led to its loss. Whatever caused your license to be revoked, Illinois law affords you the opportunity to restore your privilege through an administrative hearing with the Secretary of State. If you must go before the Secretary of State to regain the right to drive, a skilled and knowledgeable Secretary of State hearings attorney can improve your prospect of success in regaining the right to drive. Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. has facilitated the reinstatement of licenses for clients dealing with suspended driving privileges across DuPage County, Chicago, Wheaton, Rolling Meadows, Bridgeview, Maywood, and Skokie.

Preparing for Secretary of State Hearings in Illinois

When your license is revoked in Illinois, whether from a conviction on DUI, multiple DUIs, reckless driving involving fatal or disabling injuries, or some other serious traffic violation, you have an opportunity to regain your drivers license through a hearing with the Secretary of State. A formal hearing is requested for more serious offenses, and is initiated with a $50 application accompanying a written request for the hearing. In the hearing, the Secretary may seek such information as:

  • Your daily life since the revocation of your license;
  • The circumstances of your arrest;
  • The conduct of your life since your arrest; or
  • Any use of any controlled substances.

When your revocation does not involve more than one DUI, and no fatality, you may request an informal hearing to secure a reinstatement of driving privileges. When the Secretary has reviewed your application, gone of your testimony at the hearing, he/she will render a decision on the reinstatement of your license.

Talk to an experienced attorney today and get your license back. Call (630) 472-9700.

Call for an Experienced Defense Attorney

The attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. know your driving privileges are essential to the progress of your life, for family, work, travel, and general daily transport. We have the kind of experience in Secretary of State Hearings that can help you through the process with a much greater advantage over going it alone. Going before the Secretary of State without an attorney can be intimidating. We can help you with the application process, properly prepare you for the hearing, and work vigorously to help facilitate the reinstatement of your driving privileges. Contact our firm to discuss your Secretary of State hearing.

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