Macoupin County Traffic Tickets
Being issued a traffic ticket may seem like—and often is—a minor offense that isn’t worth over-worrying about. However, certain traffic offenses are more serious, especially for those who already have a history of traffic infractions. At the Law Offices of Glenn & West, LLC, our Macoupin County traffic ticket attorneys can represent you if you’ve been issued a ticket and are facing serious or less serious consequences.
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Types of Traffic Ticket Cases We Work On
While our lawyers are confident in their ability to represent clients who have received any type of traffic ticket, we are especially adept in the following cases:
Petty Speeding Tickets
A petty traffic ticket is a speeding ticket that is punishable by fine only. Speeding offenses for driving 25 miles per hour or less over the limit are petty offenses.
Misdemeanor Speeding Tickets
For a more serious speeding offenses, such as excessive speeding, the crime may be elevated from a petty offense to a misdemeanor offense if you are driving 26 miles per hour or more over the limit.
Scott’s Law tickets (a/k/a move over law ticket).
When an emergency vehicle has its lights flashing or sirens on and when a vehicle is on the shoulder with their hazard lights on, drivers are legally required to move over. Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle or vehicle with hazards on can result in what’s known as a Scott’s Law ticket.
Failure to Avoid an Accident Ticket
Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident is against the law in Illinois. This type of ticket is given out when a person drives carelessly and typically when a wreck occurs.
Improper Lane Usage Ticket
If a driver fails to stay in their lane or is weaving within their lane, they can be charged with improper lane usage.
It is against the law to use a cellphone while driving in Illinois. This is a petty offense in our state.
Commercial Driver Tickets
These include commercial drivers in their commercial motor vehicle that are issued tickets and commercial drivers just in their personal or non-commercial motor vehicle. Consequences of traffic violations are much more serious when you have a commercial driver’s license.
Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License
Driving with a suspended or revoked license is a very serious offense in Illinois that can be a misdemeanor or felony.
Driving Under the Influence
Perhaps the most serious traffic offense in Illinois is driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is a misdemeanor at a minimum but may be a felony.
Why Work with an Attorney?
While paying a small fine may not seem like a big deal, a conviction for a traffic ticket will also cause points to be assessed on your license and will likely increase your auto insurance rates. Convictions can also suspend or revoke your license under some circumstances. An attorney can help you understand the traffic charges you’re facing, the potential range of consequences, and your options for defending yourself and mitigating the consequences.
Get Legal Help Today
If you have been issued a traffic ticket in Macoupin County or a county that abuts Macoupin County, our experienced Macoupin County traffic ticket attorneys can help. We are here to review your case, advise you of your options, and represent your best interests. To learn more, please call our law firm directly today or send us a message at your convenience to request a consultation.