Was your driver's license suspended because of a failure to pay parking tickets or make payment on a personal injury judgment?
Why Hire Ledford, Wu & Borges, LLC in Chicago?
Bankruptcy cannot be used to reinstate a suspended driver's license in all cases, so getting the advice of an experienced bankruptcy attorney is vital in these situations. Give us a call to discuss your particular situation directly with an attorney. We practice ONLY bankruptcy and consumer rights law in the Chicagoland area. We're available for a free consultation at 312-574-3327 (or contact us online).
How Bankruptcy Can Affect Your Suspended Driver's License
Your Illinois driver's license can be reinstated once you've filed a bankruptcy case in most circumstances. What happens depends on the type of bankruptcy you file (Chapter 7 or Chapter 13) and the reasons for your suspension.
- Auto Accident or Property Damage Judgment: If your license has been suspended for a personal injury judgment or property damage judgment against you and there was no allegation of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then your driving privileges can be reinstated immediately upon the filing of any chapter of bankruptcy.
- Parking Tickets And Red Light Violations: If your license has been suspended for outstanding parking tickets or red light camera violations, then your driving privileges can be reinstated immediately upon filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection.
- Child Support Arrears: If your license has been suspended for child support arrears, your driving privileges can only be reinstated upon filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy if the state is willing to release its hold on your license. This generally must be negotiated by an attorney and you need an experienced one to have success.
- Moving Violations And Criminal Conduct Charges: If your license has been suspended for moving violations or criminal conduct charges, then filing for bankruptcy will not get your driving privileges reinstated. However, once you are under the protection of the bankruptcy court, your attorney can contact the Secretary of State and determine what additional steps you must follow in order to get your driving privileges back.
Many people out there have had their driving privileges suspended for a combination of reasons. In these cases, it often makes sense to file for bankruptcy protection, as that will resolve at least some of the issues. An experienced bankruptcy attorney can then contact the Secretary of State, discuss what further actions must be taken to get driving privileges reinstated and then put their clients onto a path that gets their license released as soon as possible.
Contact the Chicago Bankruptcy Lawyers of Ledford, Wu & Borges, LLC
Bankruptcy is meant to help you get a fresh start. Your driver's license is every bit as important to getting your financial situation under control as it is getting rid of debt. Contact us online or call 312-574-3327 for a free consultation.
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