Traffic Ticket Suspension
Illinois Traffic Ticket Suspension
21 Years or Older
Moving violation convictions can result in the suspension or revocation of your Illinois driver’s license by the Secretary of State. Illinois drivers 21 years of age or older will face a driver’s license suspension for three (3) moving violation convictions within a twelve-month period.
Unlike many other states, the number of moving violation convictions (i.e. three) causes the suspension rather than the number of points associated with the violations. Points are only used by the Illinois Secretary of State to determine the length of license suspension or decision to revoke. Points vary depending on the nature of the violation and are set forth in the Illinois Administrative Code.
Under 21 Years Old
Illinois drivers under the age of 21 are held to a higher degree of responsibility when it comes to traffic violations. These drivers will face a license suspension or revocation for two (2) moving violation convictions within a twenty-four-month period. Additionally, if a driver under the age of 21 has been previously suspended, an additional moving violation conviction after the end of the suspension but before the driver turns 21 will re-suspend or revoke his or her driver’s license.
Clearing an Illinois License Suspension
If your Illinois driver’s license has been suspended or revoked for too many moving violations, the Law Offices of Davis & LaScola may be able to help. Often, drivers will pay traffic ticket fines by mail, online or fail to pay the fine altogether. Mailing in payment or paying a traffic ticket online often results in the entry of a conviction on your driving record. In addition, ignoring a traffic ticket may result in an ex-parte judgment, failure to appear, or bond forfeiture conviction entered against you. Convictions may be entered for other reasons, such as failure to complete traffic safety school.
Many times, it may be possible to vacate one or more of the convictions on your driving record. By reopening your case, we may be able to replace your moving violation conviction with an order of court supervision, allowing us to completely clear the suspension of your driver's license. If action is taken immediately upon receipt of your notice of suspension from the Secretary of State, it may be possible to remove the suspension before it ever goes into effect. Moreover, this process may avoid the need to have a hearing with the Secretary of State to regain your driving privileges.
The Law Offices of Davis & LaScola represent clients throughout Cook, Lake, Dupage, McHenry, and Kane County. Our defense attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience in traffic law. Contact us so we may aggressively work to clear your Illinois driver’s license suspension or revocation.