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Going Through the Legal Process to Get Your Driver’s License Reinstated

It does not take much to get your driver’s license suspended. Two or more traffic tickets along with driving under the influence are just a few of the infractions that can result in you losing your license to drive for months at a time, which can be a big inconvenience.

While your license can be taken away relatively easily, it can take much more effort to get it back. You can go through the entire process of driver’s license reinstatement in Illinois by hiring an experienced criminal defense or traffic law attorney to assist you.

Filing Your Petition with the Court

When you do not want to wait for months or years for your license to be given back, you have to make an official petition for license reinstatement in Illinois. This petition has to be filed with the court in your city or county. You also must pay all of the court filing fees before your case will be scheduled on the court docket.

Your lawyer can file all of the paperwork required to petition the court formally. Once you pay the fees, the clerk will schedule the date for your hearing. You then have the option of appearing in court with your lawyer or having your lawyer appear on your behalf.

Providing Reformed Driving Behavior Evidence

The judge assigned to your case will want to know if you have learned your lesson. He or she will ask for proof that you have reformed your driving habits.

You can provide evidence like completion of drug or alcohol rehab or participation in driver’s education courses. This evidence shows that you want to become a better and safer driver and pose less of a safety risk to the public.

You can learn more about the license reinstatement process online. Contact Johnson & Goldrich P.C. and schedule your free consultation or to hire a lawyer today.

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