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Aurora Traffic Lawyer

Traffic citations can lead to points against your driver's license, hefty fines, and insurance rate hikes. What many traffic offenders don't know is that many traffic violations can also lead to lengthy probation, community service, jail sentences, automatic license suspension and revocation, and other unforeseen consequences. An experienced Aurora traffic lawyer at Dohman Law Group will help you get the best possible outcome in your traffic case. Often, it’s possible to get a plea to a lesser charge, reduced points, or even a deferred plea and sentence that results in no points against your driver’s license.

Traffic violations and motor vehicle accidents occur at a high rate in Aurora and throughout Illinois. At some point, almost every motorist will be charged with a traffic violation in their lives. Most people believe because traffic infractions are very common they need not be taken seriously. However, even minor traffic charges can have a negative impact on your driving privileges, or even your freedom.

Our Aurora traffic attorneys have extensive experience in handling all types of traffic violations from simple speeding tickets up to felony traffic-related offenses such as vehicular assault, vehicular eluding, and habitual traffic offender/felony DUI. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our Aurora criminal defense law firm today at (847) 616-9993.

Aggressive Traffic Defense

At the Dohman Law Group, we have decades of experience helping motorists fight different traffic violations. Our experienced traffic ticket defense attorneys have made countless traffic court appearances on behalf of clients, and we have helped thousands of motorists get their tickets dismissed or reduced to a non-moving violation, resulting in lower fines, no jail time, and no points added to their driving record. 

Our experienced traffic attorneys help clients with many traffic criminal charges, including but not limited to:

  • Speeding tickets;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Drunk driving/DUI;
  • Construction zone tickets;
  • School zone tickets;
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked license; 
  • Improper lane usage;
  • Commercial driver’s license (CDL)violations;
  • Running a red light or stop sign;
  • Driving without insurance; and
  • Fleeing the scene of an accident

Traffic violations can lead to severe penalties for traffic offenders. For instance, driving while your driver’s license is suspended or revoked is a serious traffic offense that can cause longer license suspensions or revocation for several years or a lifetime, besides criminal penalties. In Illinois, driving on a suspended license is a class 4 felony offense.

These consequences of traffic charges can be severe, especially for those who are underage. For drivers over 21, many traffic offense charges can lead to court supervision. This allows you to keep a traffic conviction off of your driving record and it also allows you to avoid additional penalties. However, for drivers under the age of 21, the law imposes greater restrictions. To be eligible for court supervision instead of a conviction, an underage driver must attend traffic school. A traffic conviction not only affects your driving record but also can have significant consequences for your insurance rates.

Aurora traffic lawyer

Court Supervision

A common option that is available to most traffic offenders is court supervision. If you receive a traffic ticket and are guilty of the traffic offense charge, you can avoid having the conviction on your permanent record.

However, eligibility for court supervision depends on an individual's previous traffic tickets, previous driving record, traffic history, and criminal history. Also, the traffic court will consider if and why your driver’s license has been suspended.

At Dohman Law Group, our experienced traffic attorneys offer diligent defense to those convicted of traffic offense charges. We’ll work hard to build a defense strategy that will reduce the consequences of traffic crime and allow you to keep a clean driving record.

How Do Speeding Tickets Affect Your Driving Record?

Besides severe traffic ticket penalties, your Aurora speeding ticket will also lead to points being added to your driving record. These points can cause your driver’s license to be suspended if you receive too many. Also, they can raise your auto insurance premiums.

In Illinois, speeding tickets and other moving violations are assigned several points depending on the specific traffic offense. Speeding tickets vary between a minimum of 5 points and a maximum of 50 points as follows:

  • Speeding between 1 MPH and 10 MPH above the speed limit is 5 points
  • Speeding 11-14 MPH above the speed limit is 15 points
  • Speeding 15-25 MPH above the speed limit  is 20 points
  • Speeding 25+ MPH above the speed limit is 50 points
  • Speeding in a construction zone is 20 points
  • Speeding in a school zone is 20 points

How Can an Aurora Traffic Lawyer Help Me?

A traffic violation can cause severe consequences. Thus, fighting your ticket may be the best option. However, successfully defending yourself is risky. Self-representation could cause more legal problems if you lose. Thus, many motorists in Aurora go online to search for a traffic criminal defense attorney in Aurora offering free consultations.

An experienced traffic ticket lawyer knows the written and unwritten rules that apply to Aurora traffic violations and court proceedings. They deal with the DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County, and Will County prosecutors and judges daily and thus an experienced traffic lawyer knows the best approaches to take to get his or her clients the best outcome. To speak with a knowledgeable traffic attorney from Dohman Law Group about your case, call (847) 616-9993 or fill out the contact form below. 

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