When people get pulled over by a member of law enforcement in Illinois, they may expect nothing worse than a ticket. However, sometimes people find themselves charged with a misdemeanor instead of receiving a ticket. It is important to understand the difference between traffic violations and misdemeanors.
When Illinois officials either suspend or revoke your license, you usually have to get your license reinstated so you can legally drive again. At the Law Offices of Johnson and Buh, we know it is important for you to understand how this process works.
Maybe you were arrested for drunk driving, or you were cited for speeding or driving recklessly. You may even have been involved in too many accidents or got in trouble for driving aggressively or were suspected of targeting someone in a road rage incident. There are many reasons the court may have ordered you to attend traffic safety school. Like other Illinois residents in the same position, you may wonder what you stand to gain by attending.
It can be inconvenient to have your driver’s license taken away, but it is even more of a problem if you are caught driving without a license and must face the additional consequences. You and other Illinois residents may wonder how easy it is to lose your driver’s license. Contrary to popular belief, drunk driving is not the only way you can have your driver’s license suspended or revoked.
Losing your driver's license is a huge inconvenience, but getting it reinstated is not in Illinois. The Office of the Illinois Secretary of State created a system to allow you to pay your reinstatement fees online. This means you no longer have to physically go somewhere to pay the fees. Since this is often the last step you take before getting your driver's license back, having the ability to do it so easily from the comfort of your own home is very nice.
If you’ve ever been given a speeding ticket or were found at fault in a fender bender, you might have been told you would get points on your driving record. What exactly does this mean, you might wonder? Can having too many points on my record result in the loss of my driving privileges? You and other Illinois residents may want to take note of the potential consequences of racking up driving points, as well as how to address them.
There are many ways to get your driver’s license suspended or revoked, ranging from reckless driving to intoxication to not paying court-ordered child support. At the Law Offices of Johnson & Buh, we understand it can be frustrating to have a suspended license, especially when you have important places to go, such as your job or picking your child up from school. It might be tempting to assume you can get in your car for a short drive, crossing your fingers that you will not get caught, especially if you can’t afford to pay the fines associated with your suspension. However, the consequences for driving with a suspended or revoked license in Illinois are even steeper than the original penalties.
Illinois drivers may sometimes think that once they get their license, it cannot be taken away. However, a driver's license can be suspended for several reasons. While most of these reasons concern a driver's actions on the road, sometimes someone might have his or her license suspended as a consequence of nondriving actions.