Experienced DuPage County Secretary of State Hearings Attorneys

In Illinois, a DUI arrest triggers an automatic suspension of your driver’s license. Losing your driving privileges, however, is not a foregone conclusion. There are ways to prevent the automatic suspension. Likewise, there are ways to get your license back following a DUI conviction. At the DuPage County law firm of Ramsell & Kunowski, L.L.C., we are experienced in helping clients restore their driving privileges. Our attorneys understand how valuable a driver’s license is to our clients, particularly those who live in the suburbs and commute to work. We offer effective representation at Secretary of State hearings and fight to preserve or regain your driving privileges.

Avoiding Summary Suspension

In Illinois, drivers who are arrested for a DUI must surrender their driver’s license at the time of their arrest. You are allowed to continue driving, however, until your license is officially suspended 46 days after your arrest. This is called a statutory summary suspension. A summary suspension can be contested with the Secretary of State if a petition is filed within 90 days of the notice of summary suspension. A hearing is then scheduled to hear the facts of the case. At Ramsell & Kunowski, L.L.C., our attorneys are extensively experienced in handling these types of Secretary of State hearings and presenting effective, proactive defense cases on behalf of our clients.

Restoring Driving Privileges Following a DUI Conviction

If you have been convicted of a DUI and your license is revoked, you will have to attend a Secretary of State hearing to regain your driving privileges. These hearings leave no room for error and require the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney to prepare and assist you. As a top DUI Defense firm, we are highly experienced in representing clients in both informal and formal Secretary of State hearings. We ensure all required documents are properly prepared and submitted and ensure our clients understand what will be expected of them in the hearing.

If you have been arrested for or convicted of a DUI and need help restoring your driving privileges, contact us to schedule a free case evaluation. We will answer your questions and explain the Secretary of State process. From our Wheaton office, we work with clients throughout DuPage County and the surrounding areas. 

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