Did you have a question? If your question is should you become a lawyer, I would advise against it. I can't speak to the prior answers you got, but I am sure everyone did not give the unwanted answer.
No there is no such thing as an 18 month suspension. So whatever you think you heard is wrong. And Illinois does not have a DMV. The Secretary of State administers drivers' licenses. And the DMV does not have mediators, they are called hearing officers. Suspensions are for 6 months 12 months or 3 years. A three year suspension does not entitle you to a hardship license. You cannot even have a hearing if you have a three year suspension.
I disagree that the prior answers were wrong,
In this particular case, there were other avenues to explore that have to do with administrative regulations. In this five to ten minute question-answer forum, the lawyers are not bound to expound on all administrative rules and regulations that might exist, plus the lawyer draws upon past experience in other cases. There was a mediator, there was a decision. So it's not a cut and dried situation--the decision could have gone the other way...
Should you in the future become a lawyer, this will become clear. There is no "one size fits all" when we are dealing with generalities as must be the case here.
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Arguing with respected Counsel Harvatin on fine points of Illinois traffic laws is tantamount of arguing with Albert Einstein on the Theory of Relativity.
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