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The Illinois Secretary of State Hearing

By Law Offices of Mitch Furman  Jun. 3, 2011 3:21p

It is against the law to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or greater in all fifty states. After a DUI conviction in the state of Illinois, a driver will have their driver’s license revoked by the Secretary of State. In order for one to get their driving privileges back, they must attend a formal administrative hearing, which is referred to as the Secretary of State hearing.

At the hearing, you will be asked more than 100 questions, which you must get every question right. In order to fully prepare for a successful hearing, you should retain an experienced Chicago criminal defense attorney who knows the law and who has developed a winning strategy for getting his client’s their driver’s license back.

At your formal hearing, you will be asked about the dates and facts of your DUI arrest. You will also be asked about any alcohol abuse or prior dependence. Furthermore, you will be asked about what changes you have made in your life since your DUI arrest, in addition to where you work and whether or not you need to drive a car in order to get there. Your story must be believable and consistent with the information you gave to your evaluator during your alcohol treatment program.

In order to get your driver’s license reinstated, it will be up to you and your attorney to prove that you successfully completed your alcohol treatment program, that you are now going to be a safe and responsible driver, and that you no longer pose any danger or threat to society. There are certain requirements that must be met before your license is reinstated and they include: evaluation, treatment based on the evaluation, participation in a 10 hour driver risk education course, 12 months abstinence from alcohol for those classified as alcohol dependent, and participation in Alcoholics Anonymous for those classified as alcohol dependent.

Secretary of State Hearing Lawyer

The reinstatement of your driver’s license is very important to your survival, your everyday life and your future. Having an experienced Chicago Secretary of State hearing attorney fully prepare you for your hearing greatly improves your chances of a driver’s license reinstatement. Furthermore, the staff at the Secretary of State is going to take your case far more seriously and regard you with more respect if you are represented by an attorney. For more information about the Secretary of State hearing, contact a Chicago Secretary of State hearing lawyer from the Law Offices of Mitch Furman & Associates without delay!

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