DuPage County Traffic Offenses Attorney
Serving Clients with Traffic Tickets and Moving Violations
Traffic offenses can quickly turn from an initial annoyance at being pulled over into a major problem when you must appear in court to handle the resulting charges. If you depend heavily on your vehicle to get around, it is important to keep your driver’s license in good standing. Just a couple traffic violations can be quite costly both financially and result in restrictions on your driving privileges. If you are faced with a traffic offense in Illinois, the guidance of an experienced attorney can be quite helpful in minimizing the impact on your finances, driver’s license, and freedom. For over 30 years, Michael V. LoCicero, Attorney at Law has helped drivers in Illinois that have been ticketed with a traffic violation. Our DuPage County traffic crimes defense lawyer represents clients in Cook County and communities throughout Chicagoland.
Illinois Traffic Offenses
Convictions for Convictions on certain moving violations will cause your driver’s license to be suspended or revoked. . Whether you are convicted of a traffic offense will be determined by how your traffic ticket is handled in court. Proper and effective legal representation will minimize the consequences of receiving a ticket. Some of the more common traffic offenses handled by our office include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Aggravated Speeding
- Driving with a Suspended/Revoked License
- Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle
- Reckless Driving
- Talking or Texting while Driving
- Passing a School Bus
- Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle
- Speeding in a Construction Zone
When you are ticketed for a moving violation, it is important to take immediate action. Ignoring the ticket can lead to harsher penalties such as higher fines and suspension of your driver’s license.
Aggravated Speeding in Illinois
If you are caught driving 26 mph or higher above the speed limit, you may be ticketed with aggravated speeding. This is a far more serious offense than regular speeding. Drivers ticketed for aggravated speeding can face Class B or Class A misdemeanor charges, depending on how fast they were driving. Penalties can include up to $2,500 in fines and up to one year in county jail. The disposition of court supervision is not an available sentence in this type of offense. Most courts are recommending that you hire an attorney to represent you because a simple plea of guilty will result in a conviction creating a life-time criminal record for you.
Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License (DWLS/DWLR) in Illinois
Driving with a suspended or revoked license is a serious offense in Illinois. This traffic offense is a Class A misdemeanor, with maximum fines of $2,500 and one year in county jail if convicted. In some instances, DWLS/DWLR offenders can be charged with a felony.
Keeping traffic offenses off your driving record is a major area of focus for our office. Many times, defendants appearing in court with an attorney wind up having their charges dropped or reduced. If you have been charged with a serious traffic violation in Illinois, do not fight it alone. Contact Michael V. LoCicero, Attorney at Law for a free consultation. Our DuPage County traffic crimes defense lawyer will put his knowledge and experience to work for you to help secure a favorable outcome in your case. Our law office represents clients for moving violations and other traffic offenses in Cook County, DuPage County, Chicago, Villa Park, Lombard, Oak Brook, Itasca, Darien, Lemont, Naperville, and Wheaton.