Traffic violations can have serious consequences in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs—and the penalties can range from fines and fees to the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. Many people choose to get in touch with a traffic violation defense attorney who understands the law and the impact of losing driving privileges can have on someone.
Common Traffic Violations in Chicago and the Suburbs
Some of the most common traffic violations we defend our clients from include:
- Aggravated speeding
- Driving without a valid license
- Driving on a suspended license
- Driving without insurance
- Leaving the scene of an accident (also known as hit-and-run)
- Reckless driving
- Disobeying a traffic control device
When any of these violations is coupled with another crime, such as DUI, you can face additional charges.
The state of Illinois has recently changed its laws and increased the penalties for what most people consider a simple traffic ticket. For example, the offense of aggravated speeding is now a criminal misdemeanor offense. If you’re convicted of aggravated speeding, you could end up paying substantial fines and being sent to jail.
Consequences for Chicago Traffic Violations
When the state gives you a driver’s license, they consider it a privilege. That means your privilege to drive can be taken away if the state feels you are endangering others while you’re behind the wheel. Typically, dealing with traffic violations in Chicago is a time-consuming (and sometimes expensive) process. (The same is true if you’re in Skokie, Rolling Meadows or Schaumburg.)
Every violation on your record affects your driving privileges, which is why it’s so important to talk to a Chicago traffic violation defense attorney if you’re given a ticket for allegedly breaking the rules of the road.
Call us at 847-920-4540 for your free traffic case evaluation. We will examine the facts of your case and build a strategy that gets you the best possible outcome—and results in the least possible headache.