It is not a pleasant thing to receive a DUI suspension. For most people, their number one fear is whether or not they will go to jail.
This is typically followed closely by thoughts of losing your driving privileges. After all, how will you get to work, take your kids where they need to go, and exercise the independence to go about your day?
Braden Counseling Center can help you with what you need to know concerning your license suspension for DUI.
Suspended License Reinstatement After Revocation or Suspension for Byron Clients
If you have had your driver’s license revoked due to a DUI, it can be a confusing process to get it back. Being convicted of a drunk driving offense (DUI or DWI) is serious stuff. If you need a DUI license reinstatement in Byron, we can guide through the process.
At Braden Counseling Center, we can work with you. If you have one DUI arrest, depending on the circumstances, you might be able to have what is known as an informal hearing. If you have had two or more DUI arrests, you will be required to attend a formal hearing.
Whichever hearing you attend for your DUI license suspension in Byron, you must have a DUI evaluation prior to your case being closed. We can help you with both DUI evaluations and DUI treatments at Braden Center.
There is Hope for Byron Clients in Getting Your DUI Driver’s License Suspension Lifted
Reinstating your license after DUI in Byron is not a simple matter. All hope is not lost though, due to the fact that the Secretary of State in Illinois has created a program that allows individuals in Byron, and across the state, who want a driver’s license reinstatement to see that their evaluators have properly classified them. As the individual convicted of a DUI, there are several things you are asked to confirm for the court:
- That you have received appropriate treatment from providers
- That you acknowledge if there is a problematic use of alcohol
- That you understand what alcohol does to your mind and body
- That you are aware of alternatives to alcohol use
- That you are willing to accept lifestyle changes
- That you will attend support programs if necessary
A suspended license is different from a revoked license. Receiving your suspended license back means paying a reinstatement fee to restore your driving privileges. You must receive notification from the Secretary of State before you can drive again.
Getting back a revoked license is a bit different. There will be a hearing with the Hearing Officer. For a driver’s license reinstatement, you need to complete the majority of your treatment program. This applies to one DUI arrest only
If you have had more than one DUI arrest, you will be required to attend a formal hearing. The paperwork required to attend such a hearing is something we can help you with. At Braden Counseling Center, our counselors are well-versed in the reinstatement hearing process. There is no room for omissions, inconsistencies, or contradictions in alcohol blood levels or drinking patterns or histories. Anything that is incorrect is likely to result in a denial by the Secretary of State.
You cannot do this alone. You need help. If you want help not only for getting a driver’s license reinstatement, but also to address your drinking problems and what they do to your life, this is the place for you.
How Braden Counseling Center Can Help You
First, you pay the $50 fee and you wait for a hearing date. This can take anywhere from 3-6 weeks.
After that, the majority of your treatment must be completed prior to your hearing. Depending on your classification, additional documents might be required related to ongoing treatment and your support group. You might also be asked to show 12 months of sobriety.
Getting your driver’s license reinstated will not be easy, but our staff is here to help you get through it all, one step at a time. If you do the right things, you will find yourself driving again, and soon. Braden Counseling Center is well known and respected with the Secretary of State in Illinois. With our help, you will be well prepared for your hearing, and for your future.