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Myths About Secretary of State Hearings

It is not until you no longer have access to a driver’s license that you realize how important it is. For whatever reason, you may find yourself in a situation with either a revoked or suspended license, making it difficult to get from point A to point B on your own schedule. In this case, it is necessary to schedule a hearing with the Secretary of State. Secretary of State hearings in Chicago are essential if your license has been revoked and you are trying to have it reinstated. Navigating this process without an experienced lawyer can be daunting and frustrating, as you will likely find yourself unprepared and questioning what comes next.

Throughout our experience, we have heard many different myths regarding Secretary of State hearings that can lead to poor decisions and ultimately a denied petition. We’re here to set the record straight.

Hiring a Lawyer is a Bad Idea – False

Without the right legal representation at your Secretary of State hearing, you are likely to end up with unwanted results. The process itself has many complicated ins and outs that are difficult to navigate on your own. Hiring the wrong lawyer is also a very bad idea. Many attorneys who are not experienced with these hearings find the process to be complicated as well and do not know what it takes to win. Because of this, it is important to hire lawyers well-versed in Secretary of State hearings in Chicago. Johnson & Goldrich is that law firm.

People Always Get Denied at the First Hearing – False

Without an attorney or with the wrong attorney, your chances at winning at the first hearing are very slim. With lawyers, such as Johnson & Goldrich, your odds of winning increase exponentially. You have the right to legal representation by qualified experienced lawyers. So, take advantage of that right. The sooner you get started on the process, the sooner you will be able to drive again!

If You Drink at All, You Won’t Get a Permit or Your License – False

If you are an alcoholic or chemically dependent, of course you should not be drinking at all. However, If you are not an alcoholic, there is no reason that you can’t drink, as long as you drink responsibly. People who drink irresponsibly make bad decisions. The Secretary of State needs to see that Non-Dependent Petitioners are able to drink responsibly and won’t make alcohol induced bad decisions, such as drinking and driving.

Do you have more questions regarding Secretary of State hearings in Chicago? If so, please contact our team at Johnson & Goldrich, PC.

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