If you have an upcoming Illinois driver’s license reinstatement hearing, you know it can be a daunting process. Even if you know your rights, the court system is complex and hard to navigate. More than that, the stakes are high; without a valid driver’s license, it is difficult or impossible to get around town for work or family obligations. This blog post will offer advice on how to win your hearing so you don’t end up with fines or jail time!
Read the DMV’s Guidelines for Reinstatement
The DMV has a list of guidelines they use to determine if you qualify for reinstatement. It’s important as an applicant to know these regulations inside and out so there are no surprises during your hearing.
Contact your insurance company and find out what you need to do in order to get reinstated
In some cases, you’ll need to contact your insurance company and have them issue a letter of consent. Other requirements may include paying off fines or taking defensive driving courses before reinstatement will be granted. It’s important that an applicant know these regulations inside and out so there are no surprises during the hearing process.
Find a Lawyer Who Specializes in Traffic Violations or DUI Cases
In some cases, it may be helpful to hire a lawyer who specializes in traffic violations or DUI charges. These lawyers will have the experience needed if you plan on appealing your case.
Arrive at Your Hearing Prepared With All of the Necessary Documents
The best way to ensure your hearing goes smoothly is by gathering all of the necessary documents and arriving at least 15 minutes ahead of time.
Common documents to bring include proof of insurance, payment receipts, and a letter of consent from your insurance company. If you’re planning to attend an Illinois Drivers License Reinstatement Hearing, be sure to contact Johnson & Goldrich P.C.