Mundelein Traffic Tickets Lawyer
Experienced Attorney Defending Against Traffic Charges in Lake County, Illinois
Traffic violations can be much more serious than most people believe. In some cases a traffic violation can cause you to lose your driver’s license, which can severely limit your day-to-day life. Obviously, some traffic tickets are more serious than others—receiving a DUI or leaving the scene of an accident can result in serious jail or prison time. That being said, something as “simple” as a speeding ticket can cause you significant grief. You are likely to do what most people do in your situation—write out a check, drop it in the mail, and consider the matter finished. Unfortunately, you may soon find out that you should have considered other options before paying your traffic violation.
With an experienced attorney by your side, you may be able to have your traffic violation dismissed, have the offense reduced, or obtain court supervision as an alternative to a conviction. These solutions to your traffic ticket can help you avoid having points added to your driving record, triggering an increase in insurance rates. For the assistance you need from an attorney who takes your traffic violations seriously, the Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhart, P.C. is the law firm to call. Our Lake County traffic violations lawyer understands the repercussions which accompany traffic violation convictions, and will work hard to ensure you are not facing a license suspension or years of hugely increased insurance premiums. Matthew R. Gebhardt has 15 years’ experience helping others like you, and will thoroughly discuss your options with you, answering any questions you may have.
Traffic Violation in Illinois
There are any number of Illinois traffic violations you may be charged with, including:
- Aggravated Speeding
- Drag Racing
- Failure to Yield
- Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License
- Failure to Stop at a School Bus or Railroad Crossing
- Red Light or Stop Sign Violations
- Reckless Driving
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Traffic Accidents with Injury
- Driving without Insurance
- Failure to Wear a Seat Belt
Penalties for Traffic Violations
Any time you plead guilty to a traffic offense you have garnered a conviction for the offense, which adds points to your public driving record. Illinois DMV points are assigned based on the severity of the traffic offense. As examples, speeding from one to 10 miles above the speed limit will add five points to your record. Driving from 11 to 14 miles above the speed limit will add 15 points, 15 to 25 mph over the speed limit will add 20 points, and more than 25 mph over the speed limit will add 50 points to your driving record. Failure to obey a stop sign or traffic signal will add 20 points to your driving record.
Should you receive three convictions for traffic offenses within a twelve-month period, your could have your driver’s license suspended; the length of the suspension is based on the number of points. If you accrue more than 100 points, you could suffer a license suspension that lasts a year or more, with shorter suspensions for fewer points. Though driver’s license reinstatement can be a difficult process, our attorney can assist you.
How Your Illinois Traffic Violations Attorney Can Help
At the Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. we understand that you have plenty of choices when making the decision to hire an attorney to assist you with your traffic violations. We have over a decade of experience and have helped scores of clients during that time, working hard for their rights and their futures. We will do the same for you. Matthew R. Gebhardt believes you deserve quality representation, no matter the offense. Contact us today at 773-383-8745 or 847-239-4703 for a free, no-obligation consultation.