Informal Hearings

Informal Hearings for Driver's License Reinstatement in Chicago

Chicago Driver's License Reinstatement Lawyer: Informal Hearing

If you have had your license suspended or revoked after a single DUI charge, or for allegedly causing an accident or other moving violation, at the Law Offices of Mitch Furman, we can help you seek to reinstate your license at an informal hearing. An informal hearing will be conducted by a hearing officer, and these hearing are less formal, and do not require an appointment. An information hearing will allow you to seek a restricted driving permit, or to have your license reinstated fully.

If you were charged with DUI and there is a criminal case pending, your license will be suspended. You have the right to challenge this suspension by presenting evidence to the hearing officer. Our firm is highly skilled in representing those who are facing the inconvenience of having their driver's license suspended or revoked, but want to have this reversed so they can legally drive.

How an Informal Hearing Works

The driver will be interviewed by the informal hearing officer. Various issues will be addressed, including your driving record to date, any criminal history, particularly any case of driving on a suspended license. The issues regarding the hardship you will suffer without the ability to drive must be presented carefully and correctly, so that the hearing officer understands that loss of your license will have a very severe impact on your life and work.

If you have a DUI case pending, you can expect the following:

  • You will be questioned about any lifestyle changes
  • You will be questioned about issues related to alcohol and drug related charges
  • You will be questioned on the history of your use of drugs or alcohol currently
  • You will be required to submit to an alcohol or drug evaluation
  • You will be required to submit documentation you may have regarding treatments you have had
  • You risk education verification

Our firm could assist in the process, including submitting letters from family or friends with information about your current state with regard to the use of alcohol or drugs in support of your request for reinstatement.

If your request is denied, it is not the end of the process, as you have the right to seek to reverse that decision by appealing it at a future hearing, and our firm can assist in all of these processes, and has a record of success in helping people in the Chicago area to get their license reinstated, both at formal and informal hearings.

Contact us today for assistance in driver's license reinstatement at an informal hearing.

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