Most people who are ticketed for speeding and other moving violations feel that their only option is to pay the ticket. They believe that by taking care of the fine, the matter is resolved. At Hall, Rustom & Fritz LLC, we encourage residents of Peoria and those throughout the state of Illinois to contact us before taking any action. Far too much is at stake to take a “do-it-yourself” approach to a criminal matter.
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Our attorneys are Peoria natives dedicated to clients throughout the area cited for a traffic violation. They are committed to protecting the rights of those charged with various crimes, regardless of the severity.
Before you pay a speeding ticket or moving violation citation, contact us at 309-699-4691 or toll free at 877-699-4691.
If you are prosecuted for leaving the scene of an accident in Illinois, you will need legal representation. Leaving the Scene of an Accident (LTSA) is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable up to 1 year in jail and/or a $2500 fine in addition to probation up to 24 months.
It is a privilege to operate a motor vehicle on publicly maintained roadways in Illinois. When you sign for your driver’s license, you agree to abide by the laws of Illinois. If you receive too many traffic violation convictions on your driving record or if you are arrested and convicted of any offense that leads to an automatic suspension or revocation of your driving privileges, you will need an experienced attorney to 1) protect your driving record from lengthy suspensions or revocations and 2) advise you how (and when) you can reinstated your driving privileges.
A ticket for Improper Lane Usage often arises from a traffic accident. Some police departments take the position that if an accident occurs, at least one party to that accident is going to be ticketed for it. This means that a police officer often makes a determination as to who is at fault immediately at the scene of the accident. If you are involved in a traffic accident and a police officer tickets you for Improper Lane Usage, that can have serious consequences for your driver’s license and your insurance.
If you have been arrested for or charged with fleeing and eluding or aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer, you will need legal representation. Fleeing and eluding a peace officer is a Class A misdemeanor that is punishable by up to 365 days in the county jail and/or up to a fine of $2,500. A conviction will also result in the suspension of your driving privileges by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office.
Illinois Speeding Violations That Could Put You in Jail Speeding 26 miles per hour or more over the limit (625 ILCS 5/11-601.5(a) Speeding 35 miles per hour or more over the limit (625 ILCS 5/11-601.5(b) If you are charged with Speeding 26 miles per hour or more over the limit in the State of Illinois, you...
If you are ticketed for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident or Driving Too Fast for Conditions, you may need legal representation. Both offenses are petty offenses punishable by a fine of up to $1000. Convictions for these offenses could have serious consequences for both your driver’s license and your insurance.
If you possess a CDL and are cited with a traffic violation and plead guilty, you may directly affect your professional prospects. Further, if you represent yourself and resolve the case with the prosecutor as a non-conviction (court supervision in Illinois), the violation could still be considered a “serious violation” and your CDL may be disqualified for a specific period of time.
Speeding is perhaps the most commonly issued traffic violation issued by the police in every jurisdiction in Illinois. It is also one of the main violations police use to justify a traffic stop when they are looking for DUI drivers, drugs or weapons. Many people just pay speeding tickets “over the counter” to avoid the hassle of appearing in court or fighting the ticket.
If you are ticketed in Illinois for speeding in a school zone, you will need the help of an attorney to protect your driving privileges. Speeding in a school zone is a petty offense punishable by up to a $1000 fine, a minimum fine of $150 for a first offense, a minimum fine of $300 for a second or subsequent offense, and a $50 surcharge.
If you are ticketed with speeding in a construction zone in Illinois, you may need an attorney to defend your case. Speeding in a construction zone is a petty offense, punishable by up to a $1000 fine, and a minimum fine of $250 for a first offense, a minimum fine of $750 for a second or subsequent offense, plus a $125 “hire-back fund” assessment. Court appearances are mandatory for speeding in a construction zone tickets, and court costs will be assessed in addition to the fine and assessment. These court costs vary from county to county.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced moving traffic violation defense lawyer, please contact us at 309-699-4691 or toll free at 877-699-4691.