Speeding and Other Moving Violations

Speeding and other moving violationsIf you have been charge with a moving violation that resulted in an accident, such as failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, you need to consult an experienced attorney to help protect you against the criminal charge as well as the potential civil liability you are facing.

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Traffic Violations

Usually when you are given a citation for a traffic violation, there’s only a certain amount of time you have to pay for it, otherwise a warrant for your arrest could be issued and your driver’s license could be suspended. Most people go ahead and pay the fines for traffic tickets involving moving violations, or what is sometimes known as “strict liability” offenses, such as:

  • Speeding
  • Running a Red Light
  • Reckless Driving
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Fleeing and Eluding
  • Driving without Car Insurance
  • Parking in a Handicapped Zone
  • Running a Stop Sign or Light
  • Improper passing
  • Improper Lane Usage or
  • Driving with an Expired License Plate or Registration

Regardless of the type of traffic violations or the number of citations you have, it’s important that you understand your rights and contact a traffic violations attorney, who can help you reduce the fines and penalties on your driving record, and who can help to protect your driving privileges.

Experienced Traffic Violations Attorney Helping Illinois Drivers

The Law Offices of David Guy Stevens, LLC located in Aurora and Naperville, Illinois, diligently works to provide clients with strong criminal defense, no matter what types of charges have been brought against them. Whether you were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), or driving while license suspended (DWLS), you have the right to an attorney who will fight to defend you.

Traffic Violations could turn into serious felony offenses. You could lose your license, be required to do community service, spend time in jail, and have a felony conviction on your record. There’s no need to let what could be a minor traffic offense, turn into a major problem. Get the best defense you can find for your traffic violation situation.

Many offenses may result in the loss of your driving priviledges.

  • Two moving violation convictions in a 24 month period if under the age of twenty one.
  • Three moving violation convictions in a 12 month period if over the age of twenty one.
  • Failure to pay tickets or appear in court.
  • Failure to pay parking tickets of toll fees.
  • Failure to pay child support
  • Unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor
  • DUI
  • Improper passing a school bus.
  • Speeding in a school zone.
  • and many more

But the most common way is getting a conviction for driving an uninsured motor vehicle.A driver is responsible for the vehicle they are driving even if it is not their own vehicle.
A driver can only receive court supervision for an insurance violation once in a life time and it can only be a their first insurance charge. Even if you only received, what most people consider, a minor driving offense, it may still have dire consequences.

Call the Law Offices of David Guy Stevens, LLC for your free consultation on your traffic ticket(s) today.

Recent Case Law and News:

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    People v. Gayton, No. 116223, 4th Dist.

    This case presents question as to whether trial court properly denied defendant’s motion to suppress cannabis that was seized from defendant, who was passenger in vehicle stopped for alleged violation of section 3-413(b) of Ill. Vehicle Code, where parts of trailer hitch on vehicle obscured some numbers on license plate. Appellate Court, in reversing trial court, found that officer should not have stopped vehicle because section 3-413(b) only prohibits obstructive objects that are attached to license plate and does not pertain to obstructions, like trailer hitch, that are not attached to license plate. Appellate Court further noted that officer had conceded that he was able to clearly see entire plate once he had stopped and approached vehicle.

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