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Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer

Traffic tickets can ruin your life and they can become major setbacks that can cause you to lose your driving privileges. If you have received a traffic ticket in Illinois, the Rolling Meadows traffic lawyers at Dohman Law Group can help. We offer effective and knowledgeable legal representation to drivers in need of experienced traffic ticket lawyers throughout Illinois including Cook County and Dupage County. Our priority is to reduce or eliminate the negative impact on your driving record and ensure the best possible outcome. For a free initial consultation, call us today at (847) 616-9993, or chat with us online to learn how we can help.

What is the Effect of a Traffic Ticket in Illinois?

Although paying your traffic ticket can seem like the easiest option, that decision can have serious consequences. Multiple moving violations can cause driver’s license suspension or revocation. Certain traffic violations, including passing a stopped school bus, or driving under the influence of alcohol, can trigger an automatic license suspension even though you have a perfect driving record. The loss of driving privileges can have far-reaching consequences on your professional and personal life. Thus, you must speak with a knowledgeable Chicago traffic lawyer as soon as possible after receiving a traffic ticket to discuss your legal options and determine the best defense strategy.

Traffic convictions can also cause an increase in your auto insurance premiums for the next five years. That’s because insurance companies look at the first traffic ticket as a sign of poor driving, which increases your odds of future tickets and motor vehicle accidents. A single speeding ticket in Illinois for 15mph over the required limit causes an average cost of $744 over the next five years.

Why Should I Hire a Traffic Defense Lawyer?

When you get a traffic ticket because of speeding, running a stop sign, or some other driving violation, you may think the best option is to check “guilty” on the ticket and pay the fine. After all, you can request court supervision. You may assume it’s faster and cheaper to just pay the ticket, as long as you don’t get another ticket during the court supervision period. Here, you may assume, the charges will be dismissed, and you won’t have a conviction on your driving record. 

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However, there are many reasons you should seek the help of an experienced traffic defense attorney:

  • Common traffic offenses including driving 26 to 34 miles over the speed limit are Class B misdemeanor offenses. These traffic charges are punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or a maximum fine of $1,500. Other traffic offenses, including driving 35mph or more over the speed limit, are Class A misdemeanor offenses and are punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500. These traffic violation offenses require a court appearance, thus, it’s in your best interest to hire an experienced traffic lawyer to represent you in traffic court.
  • If you live in Chicago, your insurance costs are already high. Moving violation convictions can increase insurance rates even further.
  • If you earn a living by driving, your job might require you to maintain a clean driving record. A single traffic conviction could cost you your job. So, it’s essential to hire a skilled traffic lawyer as soon as you get a traffic charge. An attorney can fight to get your charges reduced or even dismissed.
  • Many traffic violation charges aren’t eligible for court supervision and fighting the traffic offense is the only way to keep a conviction off your record.
  • If you an underage driver, your driving license can be suspended or revoked for just two moving violation convictions in a 24-month period.

Dohman Law Group can provide the quality defense you need to keep your driving record clean. Our traffic defense attorneys are up-to-date on the latest traffic law issues and we know the current law enforcement and court practices related to traffic violations, which vary by county. Our legal services include helping you determine the best legal strategy for your situation and negotiating with prosecutors on your behalf. You can count on Dohman Law Group for competent representation for any moving violation in Rolling Meadows.

How Long Will an Illinois Traffic Ticket Stay on My Driving Record?

A traffic violation conviction will stay on your public driving record for four to five years from the date of your conviction. However, if a traffic ticket forms the basis of a license suspension or revocation, then that conviction will stay on your public record for a minimum of seven years after your driver’s license reinstatement. Drunk driving offenses will stay on your driving record forever.

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How Much Does a Traffic Lawyer Cost in Illinois?

Traffic ticket defense attorneys can be costly, but traffic tickets can cost you more in serious criminal offenses, thus it’s a worthy investment.

In Illinois, traffic criminal defense attorneys charge by the hour. Thus, the more hours an attorney spends in court defending you, the higher the cost. However, for simple traffic cases that need less time and paperwork, most traffic lawyers offer flat rates.

Each case is unique, and the cost of hiring an attorney will depend on the specifics of your case. On average, traffic lawyers charge $350 per hour, but this can vary substantially depending on the facts of your case. 

The experienced Rolling Meadows traffic ticket defense attorneys can help you fight speeding & aggravated speeding tickets, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, reckless driving, CDL tickets, distracted driving, speeding in a school or construction zone, improper lane usage, driving without insurance, failure to yield for emergency vehicles, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and fleeing the scene of an accident. 

If you need to contest a traffic ticket issued in Cook County or DuPage County, call our experienced Rolling Meadows ticket defense lawyer for help. We can help you fight any moving violation or traffic citation. Dohman Law Group has decades of experience helping traffic violation offenders in Illinois and we can help you get your case reduced or even dismissed. To schedule a no-cost consultation, call us today at (847) 616-9993, or submit a contact form.

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