Your Chicago and Chicagoland Traffic Attorney
Traffic violations can vary from minor infractions to major ones. Both types can seriously impact your life and freedom to drive.
Serious traffic violations, such as DUIs, can result in immediate loss of your license. However, even minor violations such as speeding, running a red light or texting while driving could also result in suspension if you have too many of them on your record.
The next time you are charged with a minor traffic violation, knowing your options could determine whether or not you can drive the next day. Having a seasoned traffic attorney at your disposal with a concrete understanding of Illinois traffic law can also help – especially when the stakes are so high.
How driver’s license suspensions work
The least desirable outcome from minor traffic violations is having your driver’s license suspended or revoked after receiving too many of them. But how many violations are too many?
The quick answer is that it depends on the violation. Illinois assigns points to the type of traffic violation, and after reaching a certain amount of points your driver’s license may be suspended. Points and suspensions also stay on your record for set periods of time.
If you are unsure how many points you have on your license, contact The Jordan Law Firm so we can help you find out.
What’s at stake
Here are the ways that traffic violations can affect your livelihood – and your life.
- Auto insurance – Having certain types of traffic violations on your record usually means much higher insurance premiums and other possible penalties. That’s money you could be using to support yourself and your family. Traffic violations also make it difficult for young people to obtain quality insurance once starting out on their own.
- Applying for jobs – On most job applications in Illinois and other states, you will be asked to self-report whether you have a criminal record. Serious traffic violations, such as DUIs, may count. If you are applying for a job in government, this may make it particularly difficult to get the job you want.
- Parking and living in your community – Think of the additional stress you’ll face driving around your community if you already have a number of traffic violations on your record. You may also be prohibited from obtaining parking spots in your community’s city or commuter lots if you have too many parking violations (10 or more in most municipalities).
How The Jordan Law Firm can help
If you have received a traffic violation notice, you may be wondering what your rights are. Depending on the violation, you may be able to go to traffic school and take probation to keep the violation off your record for good.
To avoid paying for traffic school or entering a probationary period, you may also challenge the violation in court. But to succeed, you need someone with extensive experience in Illinois traffic law on your side. Chicago attorney Anisa Jordan has been involved in hundreds of traffic cases and knows what tactics result in the best outcomes for her clients.
Contact The Jordan Law Firm for a free consultation today – and before it’s too late!