Like many people who have received a ticket for a traffic offense, you may be tempted to just pay the fine and "make the problem go away." However, paying a traffic ticket is an admittance of guilt. An accumulation of minor traffic violation convictions can result in loss of driver's license and increased insurance rates. Serious violations can result in potential jail time and other penalties. Warren J. Breslin is a Schaumburg traffic offenses attorney who can protect your rights and help minimize the consequences of a traffic violation.
Do you need legal representation to help fight a traffic ticket or to remove one from your record? Call 847-934-7070 or toll free at 888-934-7070 for free initial consultation. Attorney Breslin may suggest that you obtain your driving record that he will review at no charge.
Serious Traffic Violations
There are certainly many serious traffic violations that hold the risk of a jail sentence and loss of driving privileges. In addition to the obvious reckless homicide (vehicular manslaughter) charge, others include leaving an accident scene, eluding police, driving while suspended or revoked, and more. It is now a jailable offense in Illinois to speed more than 30 mph over the limit. 40 mph or more over the limit is considered "per se" reckless driving; and if you have children under age 18 in a vehicle when any major traffic offense is alleged, you may face additional child endangerment charges. All could send you to jail and some could cause your license to be revoked.
Minor Traffic Tickets Can Lead to Loss of License
Even multiple minor tickets can result in the loss of your driving privileges. If you are under 21, only two ticket convictions within 24 months will result in license suspension and more may revoke your license. If you are over 21, you need to be convicted of three minor tickets within a 12-month period to be suspended and, again, more may revoke your license. Any ticket conviction will be held against you by your insurance company and may raise your premiums.
Free Consultations With a Schaumburg Traffic Offenses Lawyer
Contact Warren J. Breslin online or call his law office locally at 847-934-7070 or toll free at 888-934-7070 to discuss your case. Warren Breslin is an accomplished AV Preeminent* rated criminal defense attorney who will work hard to defend your rights and win your case. He represents clients in the Greater Chicago area, including Schaumburg and Palatine.
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