Here in the state of Illinois, an accumulation of three minor traffic violations will result in a license suspension of at least three months. While most people choose to simply accept a traffic violation, and pay the ticket, outside of serious fines, a conviction of a violation can result in loss of driving privileges. Recognizing this, it is important to speak with a qualified legal professional, as soon as you are charged with a traffic violation. Below we will examine some of the most common minor traffic violations, while also taking a look at violations that can carry a criminal charge.
Statewide, hundreds of thousands of tickets are handed out each year, for minor traffic violations. In the vast majority of cases, minor violations result in significant fines and should be taken seriously. In a high number of instances, a skilled attorney will be able to craft a compelling defense case to fight against a conviction.
For instance, in a speeding case, an attorney can look at the manner in which the officer tracked your speed, touch on the fact that there was heavy traffic present and all drivers were speeding, or claim that you were speeding due to emergency circumstances. In other minor traffic violations, such as texting and driving or seatbelt violations, your attorney will in all likelihood help you avoid the fine and mark against your license.
In cases in which a traffic violation will carry a criminal charge, it is increasingly important for you to hire an attorney you can trust. Charges such as aggravated speeding or drunk driving can result in loss of driving privileges and even potential jail time. Moreover, if you are convicted of either of the charges mentioned above, it is possible that prospective employers will have trouble validating hiring you. Fortunately, a skilled attorney may be able to help.
In an aggravated speeding case, an attorney could argue that the speed limit signs were not visible and that you were not aware of the speed limit. In a DUI case, an attorney will examine the traffic stop and arrest proceedings, and look for areas in which the officers violated their protocol. A serious traffic violation charge does not always mean a conviction.
At J. Aldrich Law, P.C., we are confident in our ability to represent you in your traffic violation case. Every driver makes mistakes, and we are here to ensure that your life will not be drastically altered due to one simple error. To schedule a complimentary initial consultation with a skilled Naperville traffic violation attorney, call us today at 630-953-3000.