Traffic Violations & Offenses
Traffic Violation & Offense Attorneys – Serving Kane County & Kendall County Illinois
Although many people consider traffic offenses to be minor issues that don’t warrant legal help, traffic violations may carry serious consequences.
Traffic Tickets Lawyers
Many Illinois traffic tickets can be paid by mail. However, simply paying a traffic ticket or going to court alone to challenge a ticket may be riskier than you realize. Depending upon the traffic law in question, your past driving record, and even your age, that ticket may put your right to drive at risk. You may also see an increase in your automobile insurance rates. The risk may be even more significant if you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or are employed as a driver.
Don’t assume that because it’s just a traffic citation, you can go it alone and avoid any serious consequences. Make sure you have the information you need before making a decision about how to proceed and, if necessary, experienced representation in the courtroom.
Traffic Crimes Attorneys
While some traffic violations are deemed “petty offenses” under Illinois law, many are charged as crimes and carry penalties beyond fines and the impact on your driver’s license. Some of the most common traffic crimes include:
• Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
• Driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license
• Reckless driving
• Driving more than 25 mph in excess of the speed limit
These crimes, as Class A or Class B misdemeanors, put more than your driver’s license at risk. Being convicted of a misdemeanor can mean jail time, larger fines and a criminal record in addition to the consequences for your driver’s license.
Don’t assume that traffic offenses are inconsequential, or that you can simply write a check and put the incident behind you. Traffic offenses can be expensive, both directly and through increased costs like higher car insurance rates. They can lead directly or indirectly to a driver’s license suspension. In some cases, a traffic offense can mean a criminal history and even jail time.
Get the help you need right now. If you’ve been cited for or charged with violation of an Illinois traffic law, contact us now to find out how we can help you.