About John M. Quinn & Associates, Ltd.

Our firm has concentrated in the area of Illinois Drivers License Reinstatement and Clearing Illinois Holds for over 23 years. We have helped thousands of people drive again. Through these years of experience we have developed an efficient and thorough process of preparing people for and conducting hearings in front of the Secretary of State. 

John M. Quinn & Associates, Ltd.

How JMQ Can Help You!


If your driver’s license has been revoked or suspended in Illinois, you may have to deal with numerous hardships, until it is taken care of. Aside from the negative stigma and court costs that are involved, you will need to make special accommodations for almost every aspect of your daily life.

Far too often people take for granted how much they rely on driving, but you will realize it once you have this privilege taken away. That is why John M. Quinn & Associates, Ltd. helps hundreds of clients every year get their lives back on track.


It is possible to have your Illinois driver’s license reinstated after it has been revoked. Let us help you through the process.

Out of State Reinstatement

If your Illinois hold is keeping you from getting your out of state license, we can help you clear the hold in IL.


If losing your license results in you suffering hardship then you can apply for a restricted driving permit (RDP). See if you qualify.

BMO Permit / Probationary Permit

You may qualify for a probationary permit that will allow you to drive 6 days a week/12 hours a day for any reason. See if you qualify.

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What Our Clients Are Saying....

  • I have nothing but good things to say about John Quinn’s firm. I trusted him completely and the end results were just as he promised. I would gladly send anyone to him in the future. Thank you John M. Quinn & Associates for all your hard work. I know I made the right choice putting my trust in your firm.

    Darren P. - IL
    Elmhurst, IL
  • I was scared and confused about applying for reinstatement. After my initial consultation with John M. Quinn & Associates I felt a lot better. They answered all my questions and returned my calls very quickly. Everyone there was professional and personable. I felt like they really cared. My Illinois Hold was cleared much quicker than I thought possible. I would recommend John M. Quinn & associates to anyone who needs to get their Illinois Hold cleared.

    Elizabeth M. - NC
  • John Quinn and his staff were very professional and made me feel at ease and informed me at every step of the process. We never went to a hearing that we weren’t going to win. We were always prepared for that hearing as well. I would recommend John to any of my friends, if they had to go through this painful process.

    William N. - IL
    Oak Brook, IL
  • I was referred to John Quinn after two unsuccessful hearings. He was able to work with me via phone, due to my distance and was very informative. He was not only able to fix what previous lawyers managed to mess up, but he prepared me so well that I was approved for a Restricted Driving Permit the first hearing he took me to. If I ever come across someone who needs a lawyer in regards to reinstatement I will always recommend John M. Quinn & Associates.

    Lori B. - IL
    Ingleside, IL

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    IL Drivers License Reinstatement Process

    In Illinois, your driver’s license can be suspended or revoked by the Illinois Secretary of State for any number of reasons, such as DUIs, as well as much more. Suspensions and revocations both indicate that you have lost your driving privileges. However, the difference is, suspensions typically have an end date, while having your license revoked means that you have lost your privileges and must have a hearing to have that license reinstated.  

    A consultation with an experienced attorney is highly recommended in order to begin the process of renewing your driving privileges after your license is revoked in IL. A formal, or informal hearing, will be held before the Secretary of State, and receiving a favorable decision is not guaranteed. The Secretary of State does require either an informal or formal hearing for all Illinois motorists dealing with a license revocation. A hearing will lead to either reinstatement, denial of your driving privileges, or approving a restricted driving permit or probationary permit.

    Illinois Secretary of State hearings are normally held under complicated and complex rules and administrative regulations. This fact, combined with the tough stance IL has on revoked driver’s licenses, often leads to denials from the Secretary of State.

    If you are approved at a hearing, you will probably receive a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP), or probationary permit in lieu of full reinstatement. An RDP or probationary permit is usually the steppingstone to reinstating your driver’s license. Although a driving permit comes with specific limitations, it does enable an individual to drive to work, school, and any regularly scheduled medical consultations if granted an RDP or the ability to drive 6 days a week, 12 hours a day for any reason if granted a probationary permit. These permits are useful, due to the fact that they provide you with relief from the hardship of a suspended or revoked license.

    In some instances, in order to obtain an RDP, you have to have the ability to prove that not having your license would cause you and your family what is known as “undue hardship”. Examples of undue hardship are as follows:

    • A failure to maintain your job status
    • A lack of an ability for your children to get to school
    • An inability to get to essential medical visits

    If the Secretary of State agrees to grant you an RDP or probationary permit, you will need to satisfy additional requirements, such as giving proof of insurance and paying a small issuance fee. If a DUI conviction is included, the state may require you to install a breath alcohol ignition interlock device in your vehicle.

    Due to the many requirements that must be satisfied prior to obtaining an RDP or probationary permit, it is beneficial for you to retain the services of a reinstatement attorney who is knowledgeable and is up to date on all the laws and regulations regarding driver’s licenses being revoked in IL. Here at John M. Quinn & Associates, Ltd. we have extensive experience in the field of driver’s license reinstatement for over 23 years and are happy to apply our knowledge and service toward your case, so you can get your life back on track.

    Acquiring an IL Hardship License

    There are specific procedures that are involved in obtaining a hardship license in Illinois. There are certain guidelines that must be followed. You must to be over 18 years old.  It is important to note that you must be able to show that there are no other means that you can take to get to your job, including public transportation. You may also qualify if you are the caretaker of a relative that does not reside close to you, and you are responsible for taking them to medical appointments, and other necessary locations.

    In Illinois, there are a number of reasons why the Secretary of State would suspend or revoke your license. These include acquiring too many traffic violations, as well as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The difference between suspension and revocation is that while both require you to be without a license, a suspension will have an ending date. If your license is revoked, it is considered an indefinite revocation until the Secretary of State decides to reinstate your license at an official hearing. Over the last 23 years, John M. Quinn & Associates, LTD has also handled cases for people who are trying to clear their Illinois hold for the purposes of obtaining an out of state license. There is a nationwide database that most states use to see if you are eligible to receive your license and are not currently revoked or suspended in another state.

    Dealing With an IL DUI License Suspension

    At John M. Quinn & Associates, LTD., we can refer you to attorneys who concentrate in DUI law. These attorneys have years of experience in how to represent you in the best possible way in a court of law, with their knowledge of the laws and regulations regarding driving under the influence in the State of Illinois. These laws are constantly changing, and it is important to find a representative that is up to date with these changes. These referral attorneys may contest the legality of your charges, including the technical aspects behind the testing procedure used by the officer to determine your charge, if it is applicable.  They will guide you through the best possible outcomes for your specific case.  Call our office today and we will refer you to the appropriate attorney for your case.

    Help With an IL Revoked License

    Finding an attorney to represent you for your suspended or revoked license as a result of a DUI is absolutely essential. You will want to make sure that you are represented by someone who not only has a working knowledge of the laws of the state, but also has the ability to properly prepare you for a hearing and has your best interest in mind while doing so. We want you to know we will be working as a team to ensure that you get that driver’s license back.

    If your Illinois driver’s license has been suspended or revoked, or you are looking to obtain a hardship or probationary permit, contact John M. Quinn & Associates, Ltd., to see what we can do for you. We understand that losing your license can be a huge detriment to your daily life, and we will work hard to explore every legal avenue that we can to help you regain your quality of life. 

    Our Goal is the Help You DRIVE AGAIN!