Suspended Driver’s License Lawyer In Morris, IL
SERVING GRUNDY, WILL & LASALLE COUNTIES
There are a few things in life that we take for granted – things that we don’t fully understand just how useful they are until they’re gone. One of them is driving privileges. Unless you live in an area where public transportation is the norm and where the majority of individuals therefore live without cars, you have probably become fairly dependent upon your ability to drive yourself around. But because it’s something that we don’t think much about, it can be shocking just how limited our movement becomes when our driving privileges are removed.
Losing them, however, is far more than an inconvenience. After all, what happens if you can’t drive yourself to work and have no one around to give you a ride? And what if you can’t afford daily cabs and there is no reliable public transportation near you? Well, life could very quickly become very chaotic and stressful. In fact, you could find your job at risk, throwing your entire financial well-being into jeopardy.
At Rigazio Law Office, we are familiar with how license suspensions and revocations work. Our skilled attorneys will work diligently to ensure that your case is handled as promptly as possible and is resolved as favorably as possible. We understand how scary it can be to find yourself without the ability to drive yourself anywhere, especially if you do not have anyone around to help share the burden. Our practiced lawyers have over 30 years of experience and are ready and willing to levy all of that knowledge behind you in order to ensure that your rights are upheld.
Suspension vs. Revocation
One of the common questions that we hear when it comes to driving rights is the difference between revocation and suspension. This is an understandable question to have, especially since they both ultimately result in the loss of driving privileges. To put it simply, a suspension is what happens when your driving privileges are taken away for a specific period of time. Think of a suspension from school, for example, where your ability to attend class was suspended for a certain amount of time. Suspension of driving privileges is much the same.
Revocation, on the other hand, is more like an expulsion. If your driving privileges are revoked, that means that they have been pulled for the foreseeable future and there is no “end date” that will lead to them being automatically restored. Instead, you will have to become eligible for a reinstatement of driving privileges after a certain amount of time or after meeting certain guidelines. You must also appear in front of the Secretary of State for hearing that will determine whether or not your driving privileges are restored. As you can see, having your license revoked is more serious than a suspension, although neither option is particularly good one.
Revocation of your driving license might occur after particularly serious offenses, particularly if they are repeated. If you are convicted of a DUI, flee the scene of an accident that resulted in personal injury or death, or are convicted for a felony that involves a motor vehicle, your license could be suspended. That is not an exhaustive list, by the way, but merely a guideline.
Is it difficult to regain my driving privileges after they have been revoked or suspended?
Suspended driving privileges are typically automatically reinstated after a set period of time. If your license is suspended for 90 days, for example, then once those 90 days have passed your rights are usually restored and you can go about your business. If your privileges have been revoked, on the other hand, it can be incredibly difficult to regain them. As mentioned briefly above, you must petition the Secretary of State and submit an application to regain your privileges – and high rates of them are denied. If the Secretary of State is not satisfied that you are no longer a threat to public safety, then it will not grant you your privileges.
If you are attempting to regain your driving privileges after they have been revoked, you should seek out an experienced attorney who understands how these specific processes work and what exactly the Secretary of State is looking for.
The best way to go about your business, of course, is to avoid having your license revoked at all. That’s where we can help.
Contact A Suspended Driver’s License Attorney Today
If you are facing the revocation of your driver’s license, reach out to us today! Rigazio Law Office can help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible, hopefully avoiding the revocation of your driving rights altogether.
We are located in Morris, IL, we serve Grundy County, Will County, LaSalle County and the surrounding areas. Our firm has over 30 years of experience and we’re ready to levy every bit of it behind your case. Let our experience and knowledge work for you – contact us at 815.942.1881.