In Illinois, your driver’s license can be suspended or revoked for the following offenses:
• 3 moving violations within 12 months
• Failure to appear in court
• Unpaid parking violations
• Tollway violations
• Unpaid traffic tickets
• Failure to pay child support
• Being at fault for an auto accident without maintaining proper insurance
A suspended license usually lasts a term meaning you are eligible for reinstatement at the end of a predetermined timeframe. A revocation, however, represents losing your license indefinitely.
To contest a suspension/ revocation it is imperative that you review the status of your driving record. You can do this by obtaining a driving abstract from the Secretary of State or by speaking to an Administrative Hearing Officer at the Secretary of State.
If you are caught driving with a suspended/ revoked license, this can lead to an increase in the length of your suspension/ revocation, jail time, and the possible seizure of your car.
For more information about your driving record call (312) 793 1010 or check https://www.dmv.org/il-illinois/driving-records.php