Construction Zone Speeding Attorneys in DuPage County
Chicagoland Lawyers for Construction Zone Speeding Citations
Anyone who has driven on Illinois roadways during the summer months can attest that construction zones are everywhere. Resurfacing or repaving, road widening, and bridge reconstruction projects, among others, are a high priority for local, county, and state authorities, as the safety of motorists must be protected. This can present challenges, though, as drivers who are accustomed to maintaining a particular schedule or driving pattern may have trouble adjusting to the state-mandated lower speed limits of construction zones. Keeping roadway workers safe is also a priority, and, as such, penalties for speeding in a work zone are more severe than most other traffic violations. At the Davi Law Group, we understand the importance of construction zone speed limits, but we also realize the impact such a ticket can have on your life.
Construction Zone Speed Limits
Throughout the state of Illinois, construction zone speed limits are not permitted to exceed 45 miles per hour (mph) when workers are present, regardless of the limits in the surrounding areas. Additionally, a construction zone must be clearly marked with visible speed limit and road work signs. A work area must also include a notification sign with the minimum fine clearly listed.
Unlike other traffic offenses, whose seriousness if often dependent upon repeat or cumulative violations, the penalty for speeding in a construction zone is increased even for first offense. First-time offenders are required to pay a minimum fine of $375. A second or subsequent offense carries a minimum fine of $1,000. In addition, if the second offense occurs within two years of the first, the offender’s driving privileges will be suspended for 90 days.
Reliable Legal Counsel for Traffic Violations
Founding Attorney Dion U. Davi is a former DuPage County Assistant State’s Attorney who has spent most of the last decade serving the legal needs of private citizens. He stands ready to put his experience to work in your traffic violations case. Serious though they may be, citations for speeding in a construction zone are not ironclad, and we will explore every option to have them reduced or altogether dismissed.
If you have been cited for speeding in a construction zone, do not plead guilty before you speak to an attorney. Contact the Davi Law Group to schedule an introductory consultation. One of our skilled lawyers will meet with you to discuss your case and help you decide the best way to proceed. Call 630-580-6373 for an appointment at one of our four office locations. Financing options are available. We proud to serve clients throughout Kane, Cook, Will, Kendall, and DuPage Counties.