Is the first hearing with the Secretary of State an "Automatic Denial?"
Although there are no guarantees that you will not be denied at your hearing, you should not be influenced by the commonly circulated myth that the Secretary of State automatically denies applicants when they make their first application for a drivers license following a DUI-related revocation. Many of our clients receive driving relief on their first hearing.
The origins of this myth are unclear. Many applicants are poorly advised by friends who have been through this process or by other uninformed sources who claim to have insight about administrative hearing policies and procedures. The important thing to know is that every case is different and that your should consult with an attorney who has experience with Secretary of State hearings to receive accurate advice prior to your first hearing.
License Reinstatement Hearings
with the Illinois Secretary of State