You Can Get Your Driving Privileges Restored
Many motorists who receive multiple citations for traffic violations and ultimately have their driver’s license suspended are good people who make small, but costly mistakes. A typical situation is as follows:
- A young motorist is pulled over and issued a traffic ticket.
- The motorist forgets to pay the ticket or ignores it.
- An arrest warrant is issued against the motorist and the driver’s license is suspended, possibly without his or her knowledge.
- The police later pick up the motorist for driving with a suspended license. Another suspension is issued.
The result? The young person is faced with either breaking the law to drive or waiting more than a year for an opportunity to reinstate his or her driver’s license — all over a single traffic ticket.
You Owe It To Yourself To Fight Back
The snowballing effect of subsequent traffic arrests, license suspensions and license revocations can do more than limit your freedom of movement. It establishes a criminal record that can hamper your ability to find work or attend college. If you have a job that requires you to drive or maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL), you may no longer be able to make a living.
Given all of these negatives, you owe it to yourself to retain an attorney who can limit the fines and penalties resulting from your traffic arrests, expunge arrests and convictions from your public record, and lobby to restore your driver’s license or CDL as soon as possible if it is suspended.
License Reinstatement Is Not A Simple Process
In the past decade or more, stricter drunk driving laws and enhanced penalties for other violations have increased the number of driver’s licenses the Illinois Secretary of State suspends or revokes. Whether a license is suspended or revoked, a driver loses the right to operate a motor vehicle. License suspensions specify an end date while revocations result in the loss of driving privileges indefinitely.
A person may seek to regain his or her driving privileges through an informal or formal hearing with a secretary of state hearing officer. A formal hearing is required if your offense involved a fatality or multiple drunk driving convictions. These hearings are not something you merely show up for and it happens. It is smart to enlist the help of knowledgeable legal counsel like that offered by Clay J. Mitchell, Attorney at Law.
Schedule An Appointment Today
To learn how a Wauconda traffic offense attorney can protect your driving privileges, contact Clay J. Mitchell, Attorney at Law by using our online contact form or calling 847-584-3979. I offer a free initial consultation to every prospective client.