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Experienced Illinois Suspended License Attorney

Driving with a suspended license is typically a misdemeanor in the State of Illinois. There are some aggravating circumstances that can cause it to become a felony, however. Either way, this charge can seriously jeopardize your driving privileges and may even lead to jail time. At the Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., we take these charges seriously and strive to protect our clients’ rights, freedom and driving privileges.

Defending Driving with a Suspended License Charges

To the untrained eye, charges for driving with a suspended license can seem pretty cut and dry. Either your license is suspended or it’s not. Either you were driving or you weren’t. In truth, however, there are many ways our firm can help you improve your outcome if you are facing this charge.

The first step to defending this charge is often to attempt to resolve the issue(s) that originally caused the suspension. We will examine your driving record to determine why your license was suspended and if there is an opportunity to remedy the problem. In some cases, there are many problems on your record that have caused the suspension, and we will attempt to remedy as many as possible. Our goal is to help our clients avoid the serious consequences of the charge against them.

At the Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. we understand how important driving privileges are to our clients and their livelihoods. We also help clients obtain restricted driver’s license permits (RDPs) and assist clients in the driver’s license reinstatement process.

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Driving While License Suspended/Revoked Due to DUI

First conviction — Class A misdemeanor; possible imprisonment of up to 12 months; mandatory imprisonment of 10 days in jail or 30 days of community serv­ice; fines of up to $2,500; suspension of driving privileges for double the original suspension period or additional revocation of 1 year; may result in seizure or for­feiture of vehicle.

Second conviction — Class 4 felony; possible imprisonment of 1-3 years; min­imum 30 days in jail or 300 hours of community service; fines of up to $25,000; suspension of driving privileges for double the original suspension period or additional revocation of 1 year; may result in seizure or forfeiture of vehicle.

Third conviction — Class 4 felony; possible imprisonment of 1-3 years; mini­mum 30 days in jail or 300 hours of community service; fines of up to $25,000; suspension of driving privileges for double the original suspension period or additional revocation of 1 year; may result in seizure or forfeiture of vehicle.

Fourth through ninth conviction — Class 4 felony; possible imprisonment of 1-3 years; minimum 180 days in jail; fines of up to $25,000; suspension of driv­ing privileges for double the original suspension period or additional revoca­tion of 1 year; may result in seizure or forfeiture of vehicle.

10th through 14th conviction — Class 3 felony; possible imprisonment of 2-5 years; not eligible for probation or conditional discharge; fines of up to $25,000; suspension of driving privileges for double the original suspension period or additional revocation of 1 year; may result in seizure or forfeiture of vehicle

Waukegan Traffic Attorney

 

Experienced Illinois Aggravated Speeding Attorney

For most speeding tickets the worst outcomes are fines, traffic school and possibly court supervision. If you are stopped while going 40 or more miles per hour over the speed limit, however, you can be charged with the criminal offense of aggravated speeding. At the Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., we are experienced in representing clients facing aggravated speeding charges. We help clients avoid the harsh consequences of these charges and get back on the road.

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Aggravated Speeding Charges in Illinois

Aggravated speeding is not taken lightly in the State of Illinois. In Illinois, aggravated speeding is a Class A misdemeanor that is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. As of January 1, 2011, however, penalties for aggravated speeding became even more severe. Judges are now prohibited from ordering court supervision for these charges. Consequently, if you plead guilty to or are found guilty of this charge, you will have a conviction entered into your criminal record, and it will not be eligible for expungement.

It is more important now than ever to hire an experienced attorney to represent you if you are charged with aggravated speeding. A former prosecutor, attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt is a skilled negotiator and litigator. He knows how to effectively advocate for his clients. Wherever possible he will seek to have the charges against you dropped or reduced. A lot of people foolishly plead guilty to these charges without consulting an attorney and have to suffer lasting consequences as a result. Don’t make that mistake.

Facing criminal charges in Lake County Criminal Court is overwhelming in many regards. At the Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., we strive to make navigating the criminal justice system as smooth as possible for our clients. We maintain consistent contact with our clients and are available to answer questions around the clock. No matter what you are charged with, we will work diligently to defend you, your rights and your freedom Lake County Criminal Court.

As always, the Law Office of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. offers free consultations for anyone charged with an offense in Lake County Criminal Court or any other municipality.

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555 Skokie Blvd.

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Northbrook IL 60062

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