What Are Some Reasons Why the Secretary of State Might Revoke Your Driving Privileges?
The state can revoke a person’s driver’s license for many reasons. The most common reasons include a person having two or more charges and/or dispositions of driving under the influence (DUI) on his or her record. Another common reason is if the state convicted the person of a felony involving a motor vehicle. For example, the state may charge a person with having drugs in a car. In this case, having illegal drugs is the felony. And because the person was transporting the drugs in a vehicle, the state views the person as having used the vehicle to help commit the felony. Additionally, the Secretary of State can revoke a person’s license if he or she has a fraudulent license.
Possessing Both a Fraudulent and a Legal Driver’s License
The state can also revoke a person’s license if he or she has two or more licenses. The most typical case involves a person obtaining a false license by using a false social security number. First, the individual goes to the Secretary of State and obtains a driver’s license based on a false social security number. Next, the person obtains another driver’s license with his or her actual social security number. Afterward, the Secretary of State might determine that this individual has two licenses in his or her name. The Illinois Secretary of State uses computer software to compare driver’s license photos and identify people who look similar. If the Illinois Secretary of State identifies a person who has–or who is using–two driver’s licenses, they revoke both licenses. Also, the Illinois Secretary of State Police become involved.
Additional Offenses Involving Fraudulent Licenses
The Secretary of State might suspend or revoke your driver’s license if you allow someone else to use your license, use someone else’s license as if it’s your own, or help someone obtain a fraudulent license.
As your attorney, I will represent you if your license is revoked for any of the above reasons, and I will also help you get your license reinstated and get you back on the road legally.