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    Illinois Informal Hearings

    In Illinois, drivers who have lost their driving privileges due to a single DUI are required to do an Informal Hearing. Illinois informal hearings are held at certain Secretary of State Facilities across Illinois. At these DMV locations, hearings are held by an informal hearing officer. Unlike formal hearings, informal hearings are done by a walk-in basis, and are handled on a first-come, first-serve rotation.

    While it is not required to have a lawyer present at an informal hearing, having an Illinois driver’s license reinstatement attorneys on your side can greatly increase your odds of successfully getting driving relief at an Illinois DMV hearing. Our Southern Illinois informal hearing attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help you navigate the driver’s license reinstatement process.

    If you’re in need of help at an Illinois Secretary of State Informal Hearing, we’re here to help! Our Illinois driver’s license lawyers are ready to help you get back on the road and get your life back. Call us for a 100% Free Case Evaluation so we can help you determine your options!

    Southern Illinois Secretary of State Informal Hearing Officer Locations

    Not every Illinois Secretary of State DMV Facility holds informal hearings for driver’s license reinstatements. For those in Southern Illinois, here’s a list of Illinois Secretary of State Informal Hearing Officer locations. 

    Belleville Illinois Secretary of State Facility
    400 W. Main St. 
    Belleville, IL 62220

    Carbondale Illinois Secretary of State Facility
    2516 W. Murphysboro Rd. 
    Carbondale, IL 62901

    Centralia Illinois Secretary of State Facility
    418 S. Poplar St.
    Centralia, IL 62801

    Edwardsville Illinois Secretary of State Facility
    1502A Troy Rd. 
    Edwardsville, IL 62025

    Mt. Vernon Illinois Secretary of State Facility
    320 E. Main St. 
    Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

    Not from Southern Illinois? For a complete list of all Illinois Informal Hearing Officer Locations Click Here!

    Requirements to Get Your Revoked Illinois Driver’s License Reinstated 

    According to the Illinois Secretary of State, the following are minimum requirements of obtaining driving relief as provided by the Illinois Vehicle Code:

    1. You must present evidence of efforts to reform your driving practices and demonstrate that you are capable of being a safe and responsible driver. If the loss of your driving privileges was due to a DUI or involved the use of alcohol or drugs, you also must meet the requirements set out in the Alcohol/Drug-Related Hearings section.
    2. You must not have a pending ticket before any court.
    3. You may not apply for reinstatement of your driving privileges until you have reached your projected eligibility date as stated in your Order of Revocation, and, if issued a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP) at a previous hearing, until you have operated successfully on that permit for at least 75 percent of the term of the permit.
    4. If you are not eligible for reinstatement or if you are suspended, you may apply for an RDP for any of the following purposes if you are eligible: employment, education, daycare, medical, community service, and support group attendance.
    5. To be eligible for an RDP, you must comply with requirements #1 and #2 above and show that without any driving privileges, an undue hardship exists in performing one of the purposes listed in #4 above. An undue hardship exists when there is no reasonable means of alternate transportation available to you such as bus, train, cab, friends, family or walking, and is not simply an inconvenience to not be able to drive.

    Our Driver’s License Reinstatement Attorneys Represent Clients at Secretary of State Informal Hearings Across Southern Illinois

    We help to restore driving privileges for clients across Southern Illinois. While we represent clients from anywhere in Illinois and even out-of-state, some of the most common Southern Illinois counties we serve are:

    Alexander County Bond County
    Clark County Clay County
    Clinton County Coles County
    Cumberland County Crawford County
    Edwards County Effingham County
    Fayette County Franklin County
    Gallatin County Hamilton County
    Hardin County Jackson County
    Jasper County Jefferson County
    Johnson County Lawrence County
    Madison County Marion County
    Massac County Monroe County
    Perry County Pope County
    Pulaski County Randolph County
    Richland County Saline County
    Shelby County St. Clair County
    Union County Wabash County
    Washington County Wayne County
    White County Williamson County

    Driving Directions to Our Southern Illinois Law Offices

    Mt. Vernon Office

    Olson & Reeves, Attorneys at Law 
    1015 Broadway
    Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
    Phone: (618) 316-7322

    Centralia Office

    Olson & Reeves, Attorneys at Law 
    310 S. Elm Street
    Centralia, IL 62801

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