Illinois Hardship License

Illinois Hardship Driver’s License Laws

If your driver’s license has been revoked or suspended, John M. Quinn & Associates, Ltd. can help. In Illinois, drivers who have had their driving privileges revoked or suspended can obtain a Restricted Driving Permit. If losing your license results in you suffering hardship then you should apply for a restricted driving permit (RDP).

Hearings for IL Hardship Licenses 

The process of obtaining an Illinois hardship driver’s license requires a few steps. You must be over the age of 18 and will be required to attend a hearing where you must demonstrate your eligibility and argue your case. 

Furthermore, you must prove that the suspension or revocation of your license constitutes a hardship. Examples include proof from your place of employment stating that you require your vehicle to do your job or proof that you need your vehicle as transportation to your place of employment and you have no other methods of transportation. If you are a caretaker of a family member, and you need to provide them with transportation for proper medical care, you may also be eligible for an IL hardship license.  

Lastly, if you need an Illinois hardship driver’s license to attend classes at an accredited college or university, one may be granted to you.

In addition, you may be required to bring evidence of your participation in some form of alcohol rehabilitative activity, such as counseling or group meetings. Alcohol or drug evaluations may also be required when applying for an IL hardship license. 

If your license has been suspended or revoked for an extended period you still may still be required to have a restricted driving permit depending on your overall history.

If you have received an IL DUI license suspension or IL revoked license, or simply need to learn more on IL license reinstatement, give John M. Quinn & Associates, Ltd. a call or email. Helping drivers obtain an RDP or full reinstatement is all we do.