Revocation of a driver’s license or privileges to operate a motor vehicle is defined by Illinois Statute as:
“Termination by formal action of the Secretary of a person’s license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle on the public highways” 625 ILCS 5/1-176.
The most frequent type of revocation occurs for a conviction of driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs or a similar offense occurring out-of-state.
It is important to know that a revocation under Illinois law is, with certain exceptions, for a minimum period of one year and a maximum period that is indefinite. Reinstatement, contrary to common belief, does not occur automatically after the stated minimum mandatory period.