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A hearing officer presides at a formal hearing at which both testimony and documentary evidence, is heard. The officer is authorized to rule on all motions, administer oaths, subpoena witnesses or documents at the request of any party, examine witnesses and rule upon the admissibility of evidence.
At a formal hearing minimum requirement documents must be submitted in a timely manner. An evaluation or uniform update report, no more than 6 months old and documents of abstinence and support, no more than 45 days old must be submitted.
Offenses such as reckless homicide and multiple DUI offenses are handled through formal hearings. An order reflecting the recommendation of the hearing officer and the decision of the Secretary of State is issued. Decisions from a formal hearing are subject to the Administrative Review Law.
ILLINOIS SECRETARY OF STATE HEARING FORMS
Conducted by an informal hearing officer, these hearings are held at selected Driver Services Facilities. No appointment is necessary.
Informal hearings may result in the issuance of a Restricted Driving Permit or full reinstatement of driving privileges to someone with one alcohol-related offense or sanctions related to lesser moving violations. The hearing officer submits all documentation to the main office in Springfield, and a decision is mailed to the applicant.
Informal hearings decisions cannot be appealed under the Administrative Review Law. Unfavorable decisions may be pursued further through the formal hearing process or through another informal hearing 30 days after the previous hearing.
If your license is suspended or a revoked because of a dui we can help. We handle these types of cases on regular basis. For a free consultation and evaluation of your case, call us today.
Source : Secretary Of State Of Illinois