If you have an active Illinois license suspension you may qualify for an Illinois occupational driver’s license in limited circumstances. The occupational license is permitted under Section 1040.50 of Illinois law. Carbondale, IL criminal attorney Brian Roberts can help you apply for an obtain your Illinois occupational license. Contact him now for a free, no obligation consultation.
Commercial vehicles in Illinois include farm vehicles, implements of husbandry, road machinery operated on a highway, and farm tractors operated between a home farm and nearby farm.
If your Illinois driver’s license is suspended you may qualify for an occupational license if you meet the following criteria:
1. You are 18 years or older;
2. You had a valid Illinois driver’s license before applying for an occupational license;
3. You have paid all reinstatement fees, and do not have a history of non-payments on your Illinois driving record;
4. You have no open or pending suspensions, revocations, or cancellations on your driving record;
5. Your current suspension period does not exceed 12 months;
6. Your current suspension is because of three, four or five offenses within a 12 month period, but only one was committed while operating a commercial vehicle;
7. You are employed full-time and that employment requires you drive a commercial vehicle on a regular basis;
8. You complete a Driver Remedial Education Course;
9. You sign a notarized affidavit that sets forth the eligibility requirements of an occupational license;
10. Your employer submits a notarized letter that verifies you are required to drive in accordance with Illinois law;
11. You pay the required fees;
12. You surrender your Illinois driver’s license.
An Illinois Occupational Driver’s License may be revoked if you violate the restrictions on the license, lose the job that required the ODL, or receive more traffic tickets after your ODL was issued. Your ODL may also be revoked if it is learned that you or someone acting on your behalf filed a false affidavit in order to obtain the ODL. Contact Carbondale, IL criminal attorney Brian Roberts right now to learn how he can help you obtain an IL Occupational Driver’s License.