Illinois Criminal Defense Blog

Monday, September 21, 2015

Should You Pay a Traffic Ticket in Chicago?

Whether you were pulled over for speeding, disobeying a traffic control device or any other type of moving violation, it could be a mistake to pay the ticket.

In the state of Illinois, a simple traffic violation can result in suspension of your driver’s license. This is particularly important for people who have a commercial driver’s license, because your first moving violation could result in loss of your job.

Should You Pay a Traffic Ticket in Chicago?

If you pay the fine for traffic ticket in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois, you are admitting guilt.

It’s important that you know the admission of guilt can result in points assigned to your driver’s license. The more points assigned to your license, the closer the state is to taking away from you and revoking your driving privileges.

Police ticket drivers for several things on Chicago streets, including:

  • Speeding
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Driving without insurance
  • Reckless driving
  • Disobeying a traffic control device

Each of these violations can result in large fines, points in a suspension or revocation of your driver’s license.

In many cases, it’s best to talk to a Chicago traffic violation lawyer who can help you understand your options and determine whether the ticket you received was even legal.

Fighting a Traffic Ticket in Chicago

The sooner you call an attorney, the better. Fighting a traffic ticket in Chicago can involve court appearances, complicated forms and other nuances that can be difficult to deal with on your own.

Most people choose to call a traffic ticket lawyer in Chicago who is familiar with the laws and is prepared to put together an aggressive defense. This is particularly important if you are in danger of losing your driver’s license.

Call us at 847-920-4540 or get in touch with us online for a free case evaluation. We may be able to help you avoid points, fines and the loss of your driver’s license.


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