License Reinstatement Issues in Cook County
One of the most frustrating consequences of being accused of a driving under the influence (DUI) is the fact that your license will be suspended for a period of time. The state of Illinois is an implied consent state, which means that if you refuse a breath or blood test after an arrest, your license will automatically be suspended, even if you were sober at the time of the stop. If you submit to the breath or blood test and you blow a 0.08% blood alcohol concentration or higher on your test, then you will be detained and your license suspended.
This is a huge concern for most individuals faced with a DUI, and it is important that you retain the counsel of a trusted attorney after an arrest. By working with Fred Mark Dry, you may be able to have your license reinstated and preserve your driving privileges.
DMV Hearings to Reinstate Licenses
After a license suspension, your mind is probably focused on getting your license back. A suspended driver’s license can cause a lot of headaches, including having to take mandatory traffic classes. After an arrest, you will need to attend a hearing. It may be in your best interest to retain legal counsel before you attend this hearing. At this hearing, you and your Cook County DUI attorney will be able to fight to reinstate your license and protect your driving privileges.
The hearing is not a criminal trial; you and your attorney will act to defend your legal rights and try to retain your license. Illinois does not provide hardship or restricted licenses during suspensions, so it is vital that you work with an attorney to help protect your driving privileges. First-time offenders may be permitted to drive if a breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID) is installed in the car.
How an Experienced Chicago DUI Attorney Can Protect Your Driving Rights
At the law firm of Fred Mark Dry, you can rest assured that your best interests will always be kept in mind. Immediately following a license suspension, you have a few days to retain legal counsel. You only have 10 days to speak with an attorney regarding your case and to develop a strong defense plan and file papers. If it is found that during the period of your arrest, detainment, or the moments immediately following your arrest that your rights were infringed upon, Attorney Dry can attack the prosecutor’s case and police evidence to defend your freedoms.