Elgin, IL Driver's License ReinstatementBeing arrested for DUI can affect your life in many ways. Often, there is the fear of going to jail, followed closely by losing your driving privileges. How long will it be until you can drive again? At Braden Counseling Center, we can answer all of your questions concerning your driver’s license reinstatement in Elgin.

Not being able to drive puts you at a great disadvantage. How will you get to work? Who will pick your kids up from school? How do you live day by day without driving? What must you do for a DUI license reinstatement in Elgin?

Having your license suspended is different from having it revoked. To get a suspended license reinstatement in Elgin, all you have to do is pay a reinstatement fee. Still, you are not legal to drive until you have been notified by the Secretary of State that you can. You also do not need to finish court requirements to drive again. A DUI license suspension is easier to get through than a revocation.

Getting a suspended license reinstatement is not a quick thing, and it goes beyond merely paying a fine. You will have to wait for paperwork to process, then be informed by the Secretary of State that you are free to drive once again.

What to Do When Your License is Revoked

If your driver’s license is revoked, you are looking at a whole new set of problems. This is not an easy fix, but it can be remedied. You must attend a hearing with the Hearing Officer. If you have only been arrested one time for a DUI, this will be an informal hearing. In order to move forward with getting your license back, you will have to complete the majority of your treatment.

If you have been arrested two or more times for DUI, you will be required to attend a Formal Hearing. There are many steps to getting a driver’s license revocation removed. Not to worry though, Braden Counseling Center has the paperwork needed to begin the process.

Whether your license has been suspended or revoked, you will need to attend a hearing. Everything must be in order for the process to move forward smoothly. When preparing for a Formal Hearing, omissions, inconsistencies, or dubious patterns concerning usage or history can all result in the Secretary of State denying your petition. In this event, you would have to start all over again.

Getting a DUI Evaluation

A DUI driver’s license suspension in Elgin is a serious offense, and it is not to be taken lightly. Driving while impaired not only puts you at risk on the roads, but it endangers everyone else who is hoping to make it home safely. At Braden Counseling Center, our experts will work with you to uncover the reasons why you seek out alcohol to address your problems, show you alternative ways of living, introduce you to support programs, and work with you to get your life in order.

For both informal and formal hearings, you are required to have a DUI evaluation, which we can do at Braden Counseling Center. Your DUI evaluation will result in a classification level based on your DUI arrest. For a single DUI arrest, you might be at Level I, depending on circumstances.

Levels II and III deal with more serious DUI offenses, which are often substance-dependent. For someone living in Elgin looking for a driver’s license reinstatement, there are differences to every offense. Braden Center in Elgin will walk you through every step that is needed to address reinstating your license after DUI.

What Braden Counseling Center Will Do for You

If you are living in Elgin, just paying a fine and working through a DUI license suspension is not all there is to the problem. You do not want to become a repeat offender or cause harm to people on the road when you drive. Even with a suspended license, it will take weeks, if not months, to make everything right again.

In the meantime, Braden Counseling Center can introduce you to treatment programs that will work for you in the long-term. A license suspension for DUI is a serious matter for anyone, including those in Elgin. With our help, you can begin to face your driving privileges, and your future, once again.

What Our Clients are Saying.....

Very professional and they were extremely nice, I'm happy with my choice of going threw Braden counseling center for my classes!
gage butts
gage butts
19:43 07 Feb 21
Amazing place
Ralph Burton
Ralph Burton
16:30 30 Jan 21
Braden Counseling’s staff is outstanding! The counselor conducted herself in a very friendly, courteous, and professional manner. I was treated with dignity and respect. I was put at ease and the evaluation went smoothly, and efficiently. I would definitely recommend Braden Counseling for all of your personal needs.😊
Gregory Link
Gregory Link
17:16 21 Jan 21
Excellent first visit with Dr. Braden.
Gary Duffett
Gary Duffett
21:18 19 Dec 20
My son liked his first visit and is open to going back again.
Veris Nicole
Veris Nicole
22:36 12 Oct 20
Very friendly and welcoming staff. Highly recommend
Jennifer Rosales
Jennifer Rosales
21:50 29 Jul 20
I could not be more satisfied with braden counseling with thier help. Very patient with clients in crisis and need of thier help.
randall nuckles
randall nuckles
15:12 09 Jul 20
I truly got the help I needed here and I appreciate all the staff member for making it a comfortable environment to feel free to talk about what's on your mind and making sure you get the proper help you need.
Majah’s Mayhem
Majah’s Mayhem
19:30 20 May 20
Not a recent time with them but ive been there for 6 or so years and loved them always helpful during trying times i greatly appreciate everything they do there.
Shawn Soby
Shawn Soby
21:28 09 Apr 20
Love the staff .. came here for help and they definitely made a point to take care of all my paper work I needed .. would highly recommend them mostly Nikki shes a great help with anything .. always so cheerfull here 🙂
miguel tovar
miguel tovar
00:58 17 Dec 19
All staff very nice, respectful, caring, patientWould definitely recommend
Zack Newby
Zack Newby
01:23 18 Nov 19
One word....AMAZING !Very Comprehensive and Professional service. I would Highly Recommend to any one in need.
Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry
16:58 10 Jul 19
Dr. Jane Braden was absolutely wonderful and help me though my whole dui process, made it easy and help me understand.thank you some much DR. Branden for everything, your the best !!!😜
Sean Battersby
Sean Battersby
18:46 12 Mar 19
Shout out to Nikki and Nicole. These special women are compassionate professionals and have earned my utmost respect. Braden Counseling is lucky to have them on staff. Also, Cindy at the front desk is amazing!
Angie Johnson
Angie Johnson
21:34 08 Oct 18
Friendly staff, very professional and results driven
Jeffrey Kerner
Jeffrey Kerner
13:53 01 Aug 17
Braden Counseling really cares about their clients! They offer discounts to military veterans which I believe shows their true caring nature! Its nice to have a local place for people to go for help!
Travis Velazquez
Travis Velazquez
22:27 12 Jan 17
Caring staff. Dr Braden was extremely compassionate and supportive during a difficult time. Recommend to anyone!
T Anderson
T Anderson
21:54 06 Apr 16
Braden Counseling center has the finest professionals around. I'd highly recommend their services should a need arise.
Ndisox
Ndisox
03:03 29 Mar 16
Braden Counseling is amazing! Very kind, very friendly staff. Treated me as though I'd been family. I'd recommend them to anyone!
Jessica jorgensen
Jessica jorgensen
22:34 24 Mar 16
They have amazing staff. They listen and help out so much I would recommend them to anyone .
Brad Jorgensen
Brad Jorgensen
22:33 24 Mar 16
The staff is very welcoming and friendly and professional when you walk through the door!! I had been dealing with some anxiety for some time.... I am so glad I went to Braden counseling my first visit there I felt a sense of being welcomed and actually listened to!! Needless to say when I walked out the door I felt a weight off my shoulders I haven't felt in sometime!! So thank you to your wonderful staff!! I would highly recommend Braden counseling to anyone who is looking for a great counselor to talk with and help with your mental health!!
Deborah Mccoy
Deborah Mccoy
19:00 24 Mar 16
I was an emotional wreck when I first went. I was nervous and probably not making a lot of sense. The staff seemed to understand and immediately put me at ease. By the time I left, life just didn’t seem so bad. Thank you Braden Center for being there.
Pam Pascolini
Pam Pascolini
15:57 24 Mar 16
The staff is friendly and courteous. I was amazed at how helpful they were. These people are top notch and very professional. I would highly recommend this office.
Tricia Hernandez
Tricia Hernandez
15:45 24 Mar 16
Braden Counseling Center has always been wonderful. Their front staff is very kind and helpful and Dr. Braden is nothing but professional during all encounters I have had with her. Their facility and staff care about providing quality services to their clients. I highly recommend them.
Amanda Poturalski
Amanda Poturalski
13:56 24 Mar 16
Would give this place more then 5 stars if I could. I Highly recommend them. Staff is amazing there and so helpful .
Master Shake
Master Shake
21:57 23 Mar 16
I highly recommend Braden Counseling. All the staff there is amazing and very sweet 🙂
Melissa Stathis
Melissa Stathis
21:48 23 Mar 16
Highly recommend this place. Very helpful and always courteous. Ms. Rogers is the best and has excellent skills with people to help them through a multitude of problems.
Sarah Schuyler
Sarah Schuyler
20:37 23 Mar 16
Amazing place! The counselors have helped me through some of my lowest points & the girl at the front desk, Cindy, is always super helpful, kind & courteous. Highly recommend!!!
Jennifer Alexander
Jennifer Alexander
19:54 23 Mar 16
I highly recommend Braden Counseling Center for all of you mental health needs! The staff is courteous, respectful and kind. Dr. Braden is one of the best clinical psychologists I have had the pleasure working with.
Wendy Hardesty
Wendy Hardesty
15:58 22 Aug 12