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Statute Review: 625 ILCS 5/6-206 Discretionary Suspension/Revocation of License or Permit

625 ILCS 5/6-206 gives the secretary of state the discretion to suspend or revoke a person's driving privileges without a hearing for violation of certain offenses. The Secretary of State almost always uses this discretion to suspend or revoke driving privileges. This statute references other statutes by number instead of offense title, forcing the reader to do additional research. 625 ILCS 5/6-206 is interpreted below by name or title instead of citation only.



Reference Statute

The Secretary of State May Suspend or Revoke Driving Privileges Based on a Violation of the Following Offenses

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(1)

Any offense which mandatory revocation of a driver's license is required upon a conviction (all offenses listed in 625 ICLS 5/6-205)

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(2)

Conviction of three (3) moving violations within any twelve (12) month period

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(3)

The driver has been repeatedly involved in motor vehicle collisions or repeatedly convicted of moving violations that indicate a lack of ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable care of a motor vehicle.

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(4)

Caused or contributed to a motor vehicle accident as the driver of a motor vehicle, which resulted in an injury requiring immediate professional treatment in a medical facility or doctor's office.

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(5)

Permitted an unlawful or fraudulent use of a driver's license, identification card, or permit

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(6)

Committed an offense in another state that would be grounds for suspension in Illinois

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(7)

Has failed a driver's license examination or has refused testing pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/6-207

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(8)

Is not elligible for a driver's license pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/6-103

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(9)

Has made a false statement or knowingly concealed a material fact in an application for a driver's license

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(10)

Has possessed, displayed, or attempted to fraudulently used any license, ID card, or permit not issued to that person

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(11)

Has operated a motor vehicle upon a highway of this State while the person's driving privileges were suspended or revoked

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(12)

Has submitted to any portion of the application process for another person for the purpose of obtaining a driver's license or ID

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(13)

Has operated a motor vehicle upon a highway of this State when the person's drivers license or permit was invalid due to operating outside the scope of their instruction permit pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/6-107.1 or their license pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/6-110

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(14)

Has committed a violation of Unlawful Use of License or Permit purusant to 625 ILCS 5/6-301, a violation of Ficticious or unlawfully altered Driver's License or Permit pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/6-301.1 , Fraudulent Driver's License or Permit pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/6-301.2, or violations of section 14, 14A, or 14B of the Illinois Identification Card Act

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(15)

Has committed a violation of Criminal Trespass to Vehicles pursuant to 720 ILCS 5/21-2 if the person exercised actual physical control over the vehicle during the commission of the offense.

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(16)

Has been convicted for Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Peace Officer in violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-204

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(17)

Has refused to submit to DUI testing and has not sought a hearing pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/11-501.1

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(18)

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625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(19)

Has committed the offense of driving without a valid drivers license or permit in violation of 625 ILCS 5/6-101(a) or (b)

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(20)

Has been convicted of driving with an improper drivers license classification in violation of 625 ILCS 5/6-104

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(21)

Has been convicted of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in damage to a vehicle in excess of $1,000 in violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-402

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(22)

Has committed the offense of Unlawful Use of Weapons (720 ILCS 5/24-1), specifically 24-1(a)(3): carrying a tear gas gun projector or bomb, 24-1(a)(4): carrying a firearm in a vehicle in specific circumstances, 24-1(a)(7): selling, manufacturing, purchasing or possessing certain firearms, or 24-1(a)(9): carrying a firearm in a vehicle while hooded, robed, or masked. Violation of this statute carries a mandatory 1-year suspension

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(23)

As a driver, has been convicted of committing a violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-502 - Transportation or possession of alcoholic liquor in a motor vehicle for a second or subsequent time within 1 year

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(24)

Has been convicted by a court martial or punished by military authorities of the United States for an offense specified under 625 ILCS 5/6-205 or 625 ILCS 5/6-206

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(25)

Has permitted any form of identification to be used by another in the application process in order to obtain or attempt to obtain a license, identification card, or permit

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(26)

Has altered or attempted to alter a license or has possessed an altered license, identification card, or permit, aka a fake ID

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(28)

Has been convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (720 ILCS 570/ ), possession of cannabis (720 ILCS 550/), or possession of methamphetamine (720 ILCS 646/), where the facts of the case allege the defendant was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle at the time of the offense.

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(29)

Has committed any of the following offenses while operating a motor vehicle: criminal sexual assault, sexual abuse, juvenile pimping, soliciting prostitution, or delivery of a controlled substance. Results in 1 year suspension

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(30)

Has committed a second or subsequent offense of any offense named in 625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(29), in which case the person's driving privileges shall be suspended for 5 years.

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(31)

Has refused to submit to a drug or alcohol test in any motor vehicle or boating accident that resulted in personal injury or death as required by 625 ILCS 5/11-501.6, driver involvement in a personal injury or fatal motor vehicle accident; chemical test, or 625 ILCS 45/5-16c, operator involvement in personal injury or fatal boating accident; chemical tests. Additionally, if the test submitted resulted in an alcohol concentration of .08 or more or any amount of drug or compound from the unlawful use of cannabis, a controlled substance, or methamphetamine, the penalty shall be prescribed by 625 ILCS 5/6-208.1

625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(32)

Has been convicted of aggravated discharge of a firearm in violation of 720 ILCS 5/24-1.2 if the offender was located in a motor vehicle at the time the firearm was discharged

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(33)

A driver under 21 years of age on the date of the offense, has been convicted of transportation or possession of alcoholic liquor in a motor vehicle in violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-502(a)

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(34)

Has committed a violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-1301.5, prohibiting fictitious or unlawful altered disability license plate or parking decal or device

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(35)

Has committed a violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-1301.6 prohibiting fraudulent disability license plate or parking decal or device

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(36)

Is under 21 years of age at the time of arrest and has been convicted of not less than 2 moving violations within 24 months

​​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(37)

Has committed a violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-907(c), improper passing of emergency vehicle (also know as "Scott's Law") which resulted in property damage, injury, or death

​​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(38)

Has been convicted of a violation of 235 ILCS 5/6-20, which restricts the transfer, possession, and consumption of alcoholic liquor, and the person was an occupant of a motor vehicle at the time of the violation

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(39)

Has committed a second or subsequent violation of improper crossing of railroad tracks in violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-1201

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(40)

Has committed a violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-908(a-1), which prohibits entering a construction or maintenance zone when workers are presenting and not making a lane change, if possible, away from the lane closest to the workers

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(41)

Has, within 2 years of the first violation, committed a second or subsequent violation of speeding in a construction zone in violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-605.1

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(42)

Has committed a violation of using another's disability license plate, parking decal, or device, and is not transporting the authorized holder of the disability plate, and is exercise priviledges granted through the disabilty license plate in violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-1301.3(a-1)

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(43)

Has received court supervision for a violation of 235 ILCS 5/6-20, subsections (a)- underage possession, (d), or (e)- consumption while under 21, when the person was an occupant of a motor vehicle at the time of the violation

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(44)

Is under 21 years old at the time of the arrest and has been convicted of a moving violation after previously having his or his driving privileges suspended or revoked pursuant to ​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(36)

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(45)

Has at a formal hearing with the secretary of state pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/2-118, (i) committed perjury, (ii) submitted fraudulent or falsified documents, (iii) materially altered submitted documents, or (iv) submitted documents prepared for another person.

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(46)

Has committed a violation of improper display of vehicle registration in violation of 625 ILCS 5/3-413(j), which prohibits modifying the mounting location of the rear registration plate to conceal or knowingly cause it to be obstructed in an effort to hinder a police officer from obtaining the registration.

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(47)

Has committed a violation of possession of medical cannabis in a motor vehicle in violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-502.1

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(48)

Has submitted a falsified or altered medical

examiner's certificate to the Secretary of State or provided false information to obtain a medical examiner's certificate

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(49)

Has committed a violation of using an electronic communication device (cell phone) in a motor vehicle in violation of 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2 that resulted in great bodily harm, permanent disability, or disfigurement. A violation of this statute is a mandatory 12-month suspension

​625 ILCS 5/6-206(a)(50)

Has been convicted of failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk in violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-1002 or 625 ILCS 5/11-1002.5, which resulted in a type A injury



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