Driver's License Sanctions

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is required by law to report convictions for most violations to the Illinois Secretary of State. These may affect an individual's privilege to drive a car. The Illinois Secretary of State upon receipt of a notice of conviction for certain offenses is required to revoke a person's driving privileges. In some instances a conviction grants the Illinois Secretary of State discretion to suspend driving privileges. Different rules apply to drivers under age 21.

The following is a summary of actions the Illinois Secretary of State can take upon receipt of a report of conviction from the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

These are not complete lists of all violations which will result in a license revocation or suspension. Full information can be obtained from the Illinois Secretary of State.
  • Mandatory Revocation
  • Discretionary Suspension
  • Drivers Under age 21
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