Driving is a privilege - not a right. There is nothing in any law or constitution that says you must have the right to drive. Being able to legally drive is a privilege that can be easily taken away if you have violated certain rules or regulations. Two of the ways your driving privileges can be taken away in Illinois is through a driver’s license revocation or suspension. Both are very similar but differ in the length of time your privileges are gone.
Driver’s License Revocations
In certain situations, your driving privileges can be revoked, meaning they are withdrawn for an indefinite amount of time. The Illinois Secretary of State will revoke your driving privileges if you are a repeat traffic offender or if you were convicted of causing a crash that resulted in the death of another person. Other situations that could lead to a driver’s license revocation include:
Driver’s License Suspensions
Much like driver’s license revocations, license suspensions result in the loss of your driving privileges. Unlike revocations, suspensions are usually only for a finite period of time. This means that you may get your driving privileges back after a specific period of time and you have paid any pertinent fines and reinstatement fees. Situations in which your license could be suspended include:
Get Help From A Cook County Driver’s License Reinstatement Lawyer
Losing your driving privileges can be hard on you and your family. It can make simple daily tasks unnecessarily difficult and can even put a strain on your financial situation. If you are facing a driver’s license suspension or revocation, you could greatly benefit from the help of a skilled Arlington Heights driver’s license reinstatement attorney. Contact Scott F. Anderson, Attorney at Law to discover how you can get back in the driver’s seat. Call the office at 847-253-3400 to schedule a consultation.
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