Fighting Traffic Violations And Protecting Your License
A traffic violation in Illinois can have a very negative impact on your driving record and your wallet. Not only do you have to pay a penalty for the violation, but points are also added to your driving record. The Illinois Driver Services Department keeps a record of these points, and as your number increases, so do your consequences. After a certain number of points, your license may be suspended or revoked.
Professional help from a knowledgeable lawyer is the best way to defend yourself against the consequences of a traffic violation. Fortunately, attorney Joel Murphy is an aggressive trial advocate who doesn’t back down. From our Joliet office, our lawyer can help you anywhere in the surrounding area.
We will handle your traffic ticket case with the same aggression and zeal that we give to clients charged with the most serious crimes. Call 779-206-4088 for a free consultation.
Fighting All Types Of Traffic-Related Charges
In Illinois, you can be ticketed for both moving and nonmoving traffic violations. Some of the more common ones include:
- Speeding or driving below the minimum speed
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Driving without a seat belt
- Parking in an illegal or handicapped parking spot
- Having an invalid vehicle registration
- Having expired or missing license plates
- Driving an overweight commercial truck
Did You Receive A Speeding Ticket?
While you may not be required to appear in court for most speeding tickets, simply paying the ticket is automatically considered an admission of guilt. Speeding tickets are reported to the Illinois Driver Services Department. Since Illinois follows the points system, traffic violations add points to your record. Too many points can result in higher insurance premiums and even the suspension of your license.
Instead of simply paying the ticket, contact our attorney. Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to get the charge dismissed.
Was Your Commercial Truck Overweight?
Illinois law states that an officer can request a commercial vehicle to pull over if there is a reason to believe the vehicle is overweight. The police officer can then request the driver to go to the nearest approved scale, which may or may not be nearby.
Overweight trucks that are not properly flagged or don’t have permits for the heavy loads can face fines ranging from $100 to over $1,500, depending on the weight of the vehicle. Drivers run the risk of having their commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) suspended or possibly revoked. Our law firm is experienced with these types of cases and will diligently advocate for your driving privileges.
We Have The Experience To Help
Traffic violations are not only expensive; they can also harm your livelihood if your license is suspended or revoked. When you choose Joel Murphy & Associates, you will have someone with significant experience on your side. We will work directly with you to provide the individual attention that you deserve.
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