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What Offenses Can Lead to Driver’s License Suspension in Illinois?

December 26th, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Being able to drive in Illinois is a privilege, not a right. In order to drive in Illinois, individuals must obtain a driver’s license, and then must obey the rules of the road in order to keep their driver’s license. Committing traffic violations and criminal offenses can lead to the suspension or revocation of a person’s driver’s license. A driver’s license suspension means that your driving privileges are temporarily suspended for a period of time and/or until you pay a required fee. A driver’s license revocation is the termination of your driving privileges indefinitely with no guarantee that you can get them reinstated.

What Offenses Can Lead to a Driver’s License Suspension?

Having your driver’s license suspended can be a major inconvenience. Additionally, you may be required to pay a reinstatement fee in order to get the suspension removed from your driver’s license. There are certain requirements that must be satisfied in order to seek the reinstatement of your driver’s license, and an experienced driver’s license reinstatement lawyer can advise you on what you need to do.

There are a number of different offenses that can lead to a driver’s license suspension in Illinois. A few of the more common reasons that driver’s licenses are suspended in Illinois include:

  • Suspension for failure to appear in court. When a driver is issued a traffic ticket and then the driver fails to appear for his or her scheduled court appearance, the judge is likely to enter a failure to appear suspension against the individual’s driver’s license.
  • Suspension for parking violations. Having too many unpaid parking tickets can lead to your driver’s license being suspended. When an individual driver has 10 or more parking violations that have not been paid, a parking municipality may request that his or her license suspension be entered.
  • Suspension due to automated traffic violation. When an individual driver has committed five or more automated traffic violations, a municipality may request that a driver’s license suspension be entered.
  • Suspension due to a  failure to pay tolls. If a driver has committed five or more tollway violations, or has evaded paying a toll five or more times, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority may request that his or her driving privileges be suspended.
  • Suspension for failure to pay child support. Under Illinois’ Family Financial Responsibility Law, a family court judge can enter a driver’s license suspension for a parent who fails to pay court-ordered child support.

Contact an Illinois Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation Lawyer

Loss of your driving privileges can be a headache for you. It can make day-to-day transportation  a huge hassle and can be a burden on you, your family, and your friends. Luckily, driver’s license suspensions are temporary and it is possible to have your driver’s license reinstated. It can be immensely beneficial to have an experienced Rolling Meadows driver’s license suspension attorney by your side as you seek to reinstate your driving privileges in Illinois.

Source:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=062500050HCh.+7+Art.+VII&ActID=1815&ChapterID=49&SeqStart=104300000&SeqEnd=105800000

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