Traffic Ticket Defense
If you have received an Illinois traffic ticket, the defense attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. can help. We provide effective and knowledgeable legal representation to drivers in need of experienced traffic ticket attorneys throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond. Our priority is to minimize or completely eliminate the negative impact on your driving record and ensure the best possible result.
What are the consequences of a Traffic Ticket in Illinois?
While simply paying your traffic ticket may seem like the easiest option, this decision can have serious consequences. Multiple moving violations can result in a suspended or revoked driver's license. In fact, certain violations, such as passing a stopped school bus, can trigger an automatic license suspension even if you have a perfect driving record. The loss of your driver's license may have far reaching consequences on your personal and professional life. Therefore, it is important that you speak with an Illinois traffic ticket lawyer after receiving a traffic ticket to discuss your options and determine the best strategy.
Traffic convictions not only effect your Illinois driving record, but may also negatively impact your auto insurance rates for the next five years. Insurance companies often view a single ticket as an indication of poor driving, which increase your chances of future tickets and traffic accidents. Insurance companies typically review their policyholders' driving records every six to twelve months to determine premium increases and the potential cancellation of policies. A recent study found that a single Illinois speeding ticket for 15 mph over the posted limit resulted in an average cost of $744 over the next five-year period!
Do I have to appear in court?
We understand that many of our clients are unable to appear in court for a variety of reasons. Whether you have a medical condition, prearranged travel, or a work conflict, we may be able to avoid the need for you to appear in court. With proper authorization, our attorneys are often able to represent you in court without the need for you to personally appear before the judge. Every case is unique and we are happy to discuss your specific options and the proper course of action.
What traffic cases do you handle?
Our traffic attorneys have successfully handled thousands of traffic tickets throughout Illinois. Regardless of the specific offense, our attorneys are well versed and ready to defend all Illinois traffic offenses, including, but not limited to:
- Approaching Disabled Vehicles
- CDL Traffic Violations (commercial drivers)
- Cell Phone/Texting While Driving Violations
- Disobeying a Traffic Control Device
- Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License
- Driving Without a Valid License
- Driving Without Valid Insurance
- Failure to Give Aid After an Accident
- Failure to Give Information
- Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident
- Failure to Secure a Child Passenger
- Failure to Signal
- Failure to Yield
- Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer
- Following too Closely
- Illegal Transportation of Alcohol/Open Container
- Improper Lane Usage
- Improper U-Turn
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Overweight Truck Violations
- Passing a School Bus
- Railroad Crossing Offenses
- Reckless Driving
- Running a Red Light or Stop Sign
- Scott's Law / Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle
- Seat Belt Violations
- Street Racing/Drag Racing
What if I am a professional driver or CDL holder?
It is important to note that commercial driver's license holders (i.e. truck drivers) face more severe license consequences and stricter regulations than other drivers. Traffic tickets issued to CDL holders must be handled accordingly, often requiring an amendment or reduction of the original charge, or trial where appropriate. We understand that a single traffic violation on your MVR can effect your livelihood and result in loss of employment. From overweight violations to using a cell phone in a CMV and lane usage restrictions, these drivers face a wide variety of CDL-related offenses. Our attorneys are extremely well-versed in CDL law and provide qualified legal representation to drivers and trucking companies across the country.
Contact Our Traffic Ticket Defense Attorneys Today
The legal team at The Davis Law Group, P.C. has decades of combined experience defending traffic tickets throughout Illinois. From Chicago traffic tickets to those issued throughout the State of Illinois including Cook County, Lake County and DuPage County, our traffic attorneys are happy to discuss your individual situation.
We are happy to provide a free consultation to prospective clients. If you seek effective and knowledgeable legal representation, we look forward to hearing from you. Let us put our vast experience to work for you. Feel free to explore our website and contact us today to learn more.