Arlington Heights Criminal Defense Attorney
Whether you drive for work or need your vehicle to complete weekly errands, the loss of your driving privileges can wreak havoc in your daily life. However, if you have had your driver's license suspended or revoked by the Illinois Secretary of State (SOS), you may be able to fight to have your license reinstated. There may be a limited amount of time in which to request a hearing, such as with alcohol related offenses, so it is critical to act quickly. At Ahmad Law Firm, our Arlington Heights criminal defense attorneys possess substantial experience helping clients reinstate their driving privileges and fight criminal, administrative, and traffic related charges.
Possible reasons for a License Suspension can include:
- Traffic citations
- Contempt of court
- Parking violations
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
There is no time to waste. Request a FREE consultation and speak with an attorney about your legal options.
Requesting an Informal or Formal Hearing
How you proceed with your case and the type of hearing you can request will depend on the type and nature of your offense. In Illinois, there are two types of license suspension hearings: Informal and formal. The first step is to request a consultation with a hearing officer, who will determine your eligibility.
You may request an informal hearing if:
- No fatalities resulted from an offense
- This is the first DUI offense
- The suspension resulted from minor moving violations
A formal hearing must be requested if:
- This is your second or subsequent DUI offense
- A fatality occurred
Your hearing will result in either the full restoration of your driver's license, a restricted driving permit, or the denial of restored driving privileges. You will typically receive a decision by mail within 90 days.
Legal Help for License Reinstatement
Whether your driver's license was suspended due to unpaid parking tickets or an accusation of driving while under the influence, Ahmad Law Firm can help. Our Arlington Heights criminal defense attorneys are focused on providing each client with only the highest levels of service and can guide you through the license restoration process from start to finish. We understand that emergencies don't just happen during business hours which is why our team is available to clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.