Your Chicago and Chicagoland Traffic Ticket Defense 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 ticket attorney at your disposal with a concrete understanding of Illinois traffic law can also help – especially when the stakes are so high.
Anisa represented me in a traffic matter. Prior to the court date, Anisa was very prompt in returning all my phone calls and answering all my questions. She explained everything in a way I could understand. The day of court, she appeared on time and quickly resolved the matter. Ultimately, I received community service. I would have received a very different outcome had I hired another attorney. After court, Anisa explained everything I needed to know. Anisa is a superb attorney. She’s friendly, intelligent and professional. I would highly recommend her.
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).
Don’t Go to Traffic Court Without a Skilled Traffic Lawyer
As you can see, a lot is riding on the outcome of your traffic court hearing. Even if you have only one traffic offense charged, a conviction on that offense goes on your driving record. That’s when trouble starts.
Having a skilled traffic ticket attorney by your side gives you a better chance of winning your case. Being represented by an experienced traffic attorney like Anisa Jordan sends the message that you mean business. The court will take you more seriously as well. You need every edge you can get. And having the right Chicago traffic ticket defense lawyer gives you that edge.
You might wonder if you need a traffic violation attorney. After all, you have the right to represent yourself and plead your case. You might even think you could save money by fighting your case personally. Think again.
The court system is a complex web of laws and rules. If you don’t understand the rules and how to present your case, then you will have a hard time winning. You could wind up paying that enormous fine and suffering all the other consequences of a traffic conviction.
Experience matters. Traffic lawyer Anisa Jordan has spent thousands of hours on her feet arguing cases in the courts in the Chicago area. She knows the ropes, she knows the players, and she knows how to win.
What Are Some of the Traffic Violations Anisa Jordan Has Handled?
There aren’t many motor vehicle offenses she hasn’t handled during her time as a prosecutor and now as an advocate for people like you. Some of the people she’s represented successfully faced traffic violations such as:
- Operating while impaired;
- Driving under the influence (DUI);
- Hit-and-run accidents;
- Speeding violations;
- Driving while distracted;
- Texting while driving;
- Driving without a license, insurance, or registration;
- Unsecured child; and
- Failing to yield.
These are just examples of the types of traffic crimes Anisa Jordan has experience handling.
Fighting Your Traffic Violation
You have the right to fight your ticket or concede the violation and pay the fine without going to court in many circumstances. In other situations, you have to go to court because of the nature of the offense, like DUI, for example.
You should have an experienced traffic lawyer with you when you go to court. With criminal offenses like DUI, you face jail time. While other violations—such as a speeding ticket—do not carry jail time, they can lead to a hefty fine and long-term consequences. Consulting a traffic lawyer about your options is a smart thing to do before making a decision about how to approach your traffic violation.
You might not know what to do. That’s where a skilled traffic ticket lawyer can help you. Knowledgeable traffic lawyer Anisa Jordan can explain your options and help you devise the best strategy. In some instances, you might be able to negotiate a smaller fine rather than paying the fine at the outset. Or you might want to appeal your ticket and possible criminal charges, in which case you will need a strong defense strategy.
Whatever choice you make, Anisa Jordan can help you understand your options and devise the right defense.
Commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders have a huge responsibility to keep the roads safe by driving responsibly. That’s why every CDL holder who gets a ticket faces immediate suspension. You could lose your livelihood if you lose your CDL. Enlisting the help of a skilled traffic lawyer like Anisa Jordan could help you keep your CDL so that you can continue to have the income necessary to take care of your family.
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 traffic 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!