Types of Montgomery County Traffic Ticket Cases We Work On
While we are confident in our ability to represent clients who have received any type of traffic ticket, we are especially adept in the following cases:
- Petty speeding tickets
- Misdemeanor speeding tickets (such as excessive speeding 26-34 over or 35+ over)
- Scott’s law tickets (move-over law tickets)
- Failure to avoid an accident or failure to notify the police of an accident
- Improper lane usage tickets
- Following too closely tickets
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Cellphone tickets—the use of a cellphone while driving in Illinois is now a petty offense
- Commercial driver tickets (use of a cell phone, overweight tickets, etc.)
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
While getting a petty speeding ticket or a cellphone ticket may not seem like a big deal, there can be more serious consequences involved, especially if you have many violations on your record. Call our lawyers to learn more.
What Happens if You Receive a Traffic Ticket in Illinois?
When you receive a traffic ticket in Illinois, there are four primary consequences that will happen:
- First, points will be assigned to your driving record. The amount of points assigned is based on the offense.
- Assessments will be levied against you—this refers to court fines and fees/costs.
- Increased insurance premium rates.
- Additional penalties will be assessed in some cases, depending on the nature of the offense and your traffic history. Additional penalties could include a mandatory driver education course, community service, or even the revocation of a driver’s license.
Every time a person commits a traffic offense that results in a conviction in Illinois, they will have points added to their record. A person can have their license suspended or even revoked if they commit three traffic offenses within a 12-month period. The period of the suspension will be based on the total amount of points. In addition to a driver’s license suspension, some drivers may also face incarceration depending on the offense(s) in question.