When a Traffic Violation is More than Just an Annoyance
Traffic tickets are often viewed as a minor annoyance. A fine is paid and the driver moves on. Still, there are times when a traffic ticket can have several long-lasting consequences.
You may be required to pay more money than what a fine requires when you are issued a ticket. Depending on your record, your insurance rates may also increase. Some unfortunate drivers have found that their insurance rates become so high that they are no longer able to afford to drive.
If you are issued too many tickets in a certain period of time, usually one to two years depending on your age, your driver's license may be suspended. In addition, you will have to pay fees to have your license reinstated. If you have to drive for work, then you could face losing your job as well.
Not every traffic ticket is a petty offense. Some are crimes. While most people understand that a DUI or leaving the scene of an accident can be misdemeanors, or even felonies in some cases, many do not realize that speeding can be a crime that lands you in jail. Aggravated speeding is a Class B misdemeanor. Therefore, if you are caught driving more than 26 miles per hour over the speed limit, you can potentially face $2,500 in fines and up to a year in jail.
Many people simply pay traffic fines because it seems easier than going through the hassle of fighting the ticket. However, with a skilled traffic defense lawyer, you may be able to beat the ticket or get a reduction in the penalty. Once you consider all of the possible consequences of just paying the fine, you may be better off trying to fight the ticket.
There are many defenses to traffic tickets. For example, if you are ticketed for driving in a construction zone, you can have the ticket dismissed if the constriction zone was not setup correctly under the law. A skilled traffic defense attorney can guide you through the best possible defenses when reviewing your case.
Speak with a Skilled Illinois Traffic Defense Lawyer Today
If you have been issued a traffic ticket or charged with a traffic crime, please speak with an experienced DuPage County traffic defense attorney at Davi Law Group, LLC today. Call 630-580-6373 to schedule a consultation right away so we can help to protect your rights.