Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has officially signed a law known as Julie’s Law, which increases the legal penalties for those who exceed 25 mph over the posted speed limit.  Julie’s Law, which will go into effect July 1st, 2013, prohibits judges from issuing court supervision, a type of driving probation that can be likened to…

Being arrested for driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license is a serious offense in Illinois.  Your license may have been suspended for a number of reasons, from failure to pay child support, to lack of insurance, or even a DUI. Without proper representation, your suspension could be lengthened or your license permanently revoked….

Several years ago, a speeding ticket was just that… a simple speeding ticket.  However, over the last few years, Illinois has increased the punishment for excessive speeding by making the offense a misdemeanor. Depending on how fast you drive, the most severe repercussion could be a year in the county jail and a $2500 fine….

People are cited for traffic violations every day in Chicago and Cook County.  Most of the citations are for “petty” traffic violations and therefore many people believe an attorney is not necessary… That is of course until their license is suspended. Unfortunately, the secretary of state’s office can and will suspend your license even for…

Individuals who have a commercial drivers license (CDL) are held to higher standards by the Secretary of State and are therefore more likely to get their license suspended for simple traffic violations than other drivers.  When a CDL driver is ticketed for a moving violation, even a sentence of supervision can cause an increase in…

Is your driver’s license suspended or revoked? Do you know why?  At the Law Offices of Matt Fakhoury we will obtain your driver’s abstract and explain to you why your license is suspended or revoked.  In most cases, a suspension is the result of multiple traffic or parking violations.  A revocation on the other hand…

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