REVOKED DRIVING PRIVILEGES
If you are convicted of a DUI, your license will be revoked. Unlike the statutory summary suspension, a revoked license is not automatically reinstated at the end of a period of time.
A driver whose license has been revoked must meet the following requirements to have his/her driving privileges reinstated:
1. The driver must undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation. Proof of treatment must be submitted if a problem is indicated.
2. An alcohol and drug remedial education program must be completed.
3. The driver must appear before a Secretary of State hearing officer. Hearings for first offenders may take place at regional driver services facilities.
Subsequent offenders must attend a formal hearing in Springfield, Chicago, Mt. Vernon or Hillside.
At the informal or formal hearing:
1. The person's overall driving record, the seriousness of the offense, and the driver's remedial efforts will all be considered.
2. The driver must demonstrate that public safety will not be endangered.
Prior to reinstatement, a revoked driver is also required by law to:
1. Pay a $60.00 reinstatement fee.
2. File proof of financial responsibility.
3. Pass the full drivers license examination and pay application fee.
A driver whose license is revoked for a DUI conviction may apply to the Secretary of State's office for a restricted driving permit (RDP). This permit allows a person to drive during the revocation period for employment, educational and/or medical purposes when no other form of transportation is available. Appearance before a hearing officer in the Secretary of State's Department of Administrative Hearings and certain criteria must be met before the driver is issued an RDP. Additionally, the offender must provide proof of remedial education or rehabilitation, present a current professional drug and alcohol evaluation, and prove that a hardship exists.~