Driver's License Reinstatement
The Illinois Secretary of State's Office has undergone sweeping changes over the last 25 years due to the increased enforcement of DUI laws. As a result, there has been a substantial increase in the number as well as length of revocations and suspensions. Changes in public attitudes toward alcohol/drug related driving offenses have also led to stricter regulations and policies of the Office of the Secretary of State, making it increasingly difficult for the average person to obtain the restoration of driving privileges through an administrative hearing.
A person seeking driving privileges after suspension or revocation must apply for an informal or formal hearing before the Secretary of State (if your driver's license has been suspended or revoked due to excessive moving violations, please click here). Obtaining a favorable decision is not guaranteed by any means.
Secretary of State hearings are held under complex and often confusing state statutes and administrative rules. This fact, together with the State’s tough approach to the revoked/suspended driver, often results in a denial. While we cannot change this tough approach, with superior legal help, you can be assured of the best chance for a favorable decision.
Larry A. Davis is recognized across the State of Illinois as a leading attorney in driver’s license law and representing persons at hearings before the Illinois Secretary of State. Mr. Davis was previously an attorney, legal advisor and hearing officer with the Secretary of State.
He has authored numerous legal articles on the Secretary of State’s office for attorneys. He has also written the leading resource guide for lawyers representing clients at hearings before the Secretary of State for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
Mr. Davis has lectured on the representation of driver’s before the Secretary of State and driver’s license law for the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Cook County Public Defender's Office, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, DuPage Bar Association and McHenry County Bar Association and the Illinois Traffic Conference. He has also been a member of the Traffic Safety Advisory Committee to Secretary of State Jesse White.
If you seek effective and knowledgeable representation for a driver's license hearing, whether seeking an RDP or full reinstatement, we look forward to hearing from you. Please be sure to visit our License Reinstatement FAQs page, explore our web site and contact us online to learn more. Let us put our vast experience to work for you.