Getting pulled over is more than an inconvenience. When charged with a traffic offense, your penalties could include fines, damage to your record, increased insurance premiums and even limit your driving privileges. It is important to involve an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.
At Sullivan & VonBokel, P.C., we offer strategic support and counsel focused on defeating any allegations and minimizing the consequences of a traffic charge. From our office in Fairview Heights, Illinois, our lawyers defend clients in Madison County, St. Clair County and the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area against a wide range of traffic offenses, including:
- Speeding tickets
- Running a red light
- Disobeying stop signs
- Seatbelt offenses
- Photo enforced
- Driving without insurance
- Reckless driving
- Driving on a revoked or suspended license
- Construction zone tickets
- Failure to yield to emergency vehicles
- CDL issues for truckers and delivery drivers
- Other moving violations
- Local ordinance violations
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. An experienced attorney can help you determine whether it is better to accept the ticket or to work with a lawyer to fight it.
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.
Take Action Now to Protect Your Rights
Involving an attorney early in your case allows you to explore all of your defense options and ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. We will attend necessary hearings, pursue any available plea bargains and negotiations and aggressively defend your interests in court. Many of these cases involve probable cause and evidentiary disputes that we will investigate and examine closely on your behalf. We will work to prevent fines, protect your license to drive and prevent an accumulation of points on your license.
Learn More About Your Rights. Call 618-207-4473 for a Free Consultation.
At Sullivan & VonBokel, P.C., 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.