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Joliet Illinois License Reinstatements Attorneys

Driver's License Reinstatement Lawyer for Restoring Full Driving Privledges

The Law Offices of Jack L. Zaremba, P.C. is dedicated to getting you back on the road. We have handled driver's license reinstatements in Joliet, Illinois for years. Our experience will help you restore your driving privileges and allow you to stop asking for rides from friends and family. We will provide the representation you need to ensure that you will be able to begin driving again as soon as possible after a DUI or other offense that led to a license suspension.

Types of Suspensions/Revocations

Most drivers do not realize how important their license is until they lose it. In Illinois, driving is a privilege, not a right. There is no constitutional guarantee to drive an automobile. The loss of your driving privileges due to either a suspension or revocation can be devastating. The following are some typical types of suspensions and revocations that can occur:

  • Statutory Summary Suspensions
    • These automatic suspensions can occur following a DUI arrest involving alcohol or drugs.
    • Your license will be suspended if you fail a chemical test of your breath, urine, or blood after being arrested or if you refuse to take a test when requested by police.
    • Suspensions can last from six months to three years.
  • Revocations
    • Your driving privileges will usually be revoked if you are convicted of DUI.
    • Revocations can range from one year to a lifetime loss of your driving privileges.
    • Hearings are required to restore your driving privileges after receiving a DUI revocation.
  • Statutory Summary Revocations
    • These revocations may apply following accidents resulting in significant injuries or death.
    • Driving relief is not available for a minimum of 12 months following a revocation.

Getting You Back on the Road

It is highly probable that you will require a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP) following a DUI suspension or revocation. The type of suspension or revocation dictates the driving relief that will be available to you. You most likely will not be eligible for full reinstatement right away, and in most cases, you will be required to demonstrate hardship before you will be able to begin driving again. This area of law can be confusing, and you need a Joliet license reinstatement lawyer on your side to ensure that you can successfully obtain an RDP.

Permits may be available for:

  • Employment reasons
  • Educational and medical requirements
  • Child care or elderly care
  • Support groups or court-ordered community service work
  • Transportation of children to daycare or school

All drivers who have had their licenses suspended or revoked due to DUI must have obtained a substance abuse evaluation, and they must complete any and all treatment requirements prior to their license reinstatement hearing. The range of treatment classifications can range from minimal risk to "high-risk dependent." Understanding the different classifications and the applicable requirements can be confusing, and it is important to work with a Will County driver's license reinstatement lawyer to gain an understanding of the requirements you will need to meet based on your specific classification.

Contact Our Will County License Reinstatement Hearing Attorney

The process of getting your driver's license back after a DUI suspension or revocation can be confusing and frustrating. Having an experienced lawyer on your side can mean the difference between a denial and a successful hearing. You need someone who knows the procedures followed during these hearings and who can advise you on the best steps to take to restore your full driving privileges. Attorney Jack L. Zaremba can guide you through the process from beginning to end. To get the legal help you need as you seek a license reinstatement, call the Law Offices of Jack L. Zaremba, P.C. today at 815-740-4025 or contact us online.

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