Ottumwa, IA asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: My traffic case was dismissed in Chicago via Zoom. I’ve been waiting months for my license to be mailed. How long it ta?

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Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Northfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It should be mailed to the address on your license, but that doesn’t always happen,

especially due to their limited staff and constantly changing procedures due to Covid. You can go in person to the Clerk’s Office at 50 W Washington or consider it lost/destroyed and request a duplicate license from the Secretary of State’s website.

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Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It is highly unlikely that your license will be mailed to you. It is common practice by the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk to send any license in a file back to the Illinois Secretary of State Office. You have two choices, you can go to the Clerk's Office in the Courthouse where your case was heard and request your ID be given to you, if they still have it, or you can go to your local Illinois Secretary of State Office and obtain a new license.

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