Illinois Traffic Ticket Lawyers Can Help Protect You
Traffic tickets are the most common contact people have in the Chicago area with the Court system. Most people face at least one traffic violation at some point in their lives. Traffic offenses can have a harmful effect on your freedom in surprising ways. At stake in most petty offenses are fines and court costs, possible increases in auto insurance, and possible driver's license suspensions for multiple violations over time. In some cases, an Illinois traffic violation can be charged as a misdemeanor offense like Driving While Suspended, aggravated speeding (now 26 mph or more over the limit) or an offense like Leaving the Scene of an accident. If you have received a traffic ticket in Illinois, there are better options than simply paying the ticket and accepting a conviction, or opting for supervision with traffic safety school and a fine.
By paying a traffic ticket without going to court, you are pleading guilty and, in most cases, accepting a conviction. The offense will stay on your record forever, and possibly cause unpredictable problems in the future. While electing to take traffic safety school in exchange for court supervision may seem like a good idea, the lowest level of the course offered takes four hours to complete, and ensures that any future tickets will be judged more harshly. And let's face it, traffic tickets often come when least expected. Meanwhile, several more favorable options exist, and pleading guilty without going to court means giving up those options.
At The Law Firm of Fagan Fagan & Davis, our traffic ticket defense lawyers evaluate your case to determine whether or not a trial is appropriate and will take the necessary legal action to obtain the best deal possible to protect your driving privileges, time and hard-earned money, whether your case will be heard in Cook county, Lake county or DuPage county courts.
There are many different traffic laws in place in Illinois, some of which can even be violated by drivers inadvertently. Whether you were caught speeding, charged with failure to obey traffic signals and signs, improper lane usage, driving while suspended, a DUI in Chicago or the surrounding areas, or any other traffic violation, a skilled Chicago traffic ticket lawyer can help you get the best results.
If you have recently received a traffic ticket in Chicago, Cook county, DuPage county or Lake county Illinois, it might never cross your mind to consult with an attorney. Because of the serious effects on auto insurance and your driving privileges, fighting a traffic ticket, even if that merely means not accepting a conviction, is a must.
If you have received a ticket for:
- failure to use turn signals,
- failure to yield,
- negligent driving
- reckless driving
- failure to keep within lanes
- failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident
- Scott's law
- leaving the scene of an accident
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Aggravated speeding (now as little as 26 MPH over the limit)
- Driving While Suspended or Revoked (DWLS or DWLR)
- following too closely, or
Chicago Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyers
Contact a Chicago Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer at Fagan Fagan & Davis today