Understanding the Impact of Traffic Crimes on Your License
Illinois driving privileges are typically based on a "three strikes and you're out" mentality. Although the severity of the consequences is based on the severity of the traffic violation, most people have their license suspended after their third conviction.
Because of this, it is always important to talk to a lawyer after any traffic offense. Whether you received a speeding ticket or were arrested for drunk driving, an experienced attorney can help you determine whether it is better to accept the ticket or to work with a lawyer to fight it.
At Sullivan & VonBokel, P.C., we help defend clients in Madison County, St. Clair County, and the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area in Illinois who received a ticket for speeding or other traffic violations. During our free consultation, we can help you understand how much it will cost to hire us and fight the charges versus how much it will cost to pay the fine and the increased insurance rates. Talking with us does not mean you need to hire us, but it can help you understand your options.
Traffic Violations and the Consequences
The consequences of any traffic violation depends on the severity of the citation. Someone who is under 21 faces tougher penalties than a person who is 21 or older. People who have their commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) also face severe consequences. For example, a truck or delivery driver who gets a serious traffic violation in their personal vehicle can result in disqualification.
We defend clients who are facing any traffic charges, including but not limited, to:
- Driving while license was revoked
- Driving without insurance
- Reckless driving
- Disobeying stop signs
- Speeding tickets
- Photo Enforced
We help our clients understand the ramifications of moving violations on their licenses. To determine if you need representation from an experienced lawyer, arrange a free consultation by contacting us online or calling 618-207-4473.