Traffic Tickets

Help Fighting Traffic Citations in Peoria, IL

Traffic tickets can be a nuisance, and when they pile up, they can also lead to harsh penalties. Most often, traffic tickets result in a fine, which must be paid within a certain amount of time. Prior to the fine’s due date, you have the opportunity to contest the ticket. If you believe that you were issued a ticket unfairly, then you should certainly attempt to dispute it with the help of a Peoria defense attorney.

Actions that May Lead to a Traffic Ticket

Illinois police are at liberty to issue traffic tickets when they can prove that a driver has violated Illinois traffic laws in some way.

Common traffic offenses include:

  • Speeding
  • Driving without insurance
  • Ignoring traffic signals (running red lights, etc.)
  • Illegal U-turns
  • Failing to yield
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Swerving
  • Driving on a revoked license
  • Cell phone use on the road

Consequences of Traffic Tickets

Some traffic tickets may simply result in a $100 fine, which is easily payable for most people. When traffic tickets start piling up, however, serious fines and penalties can result.

In Illinois, the laws mandate that:

  • A driver under 21 with 2 traffic violation convictions within 2 years will receive a license suspension
  • A driver over 21 with 3 traffic violations in 1 year will receive a license suspension

Defenses in Traffic Ticket Cases

You may be able to dispute your traffic ticket if you can argue that:

  • You were pulled over without reasonable cause
  • You were not violating a traffic law when ticketed
  • Your conduct was necessary to avoid harm
  • You were speeding / driving recklessly due to an emergency
  • You were not aware of a particular traffic law
  • Your conduct should be legally justified

Hire a top Peoria traffic ticket attorney to help you!

With my firm on your side, you will be able to make a solid case and work toward avoiding the penalties associated with a traffic ticket. I handle each case personally and will be there with you every step of the way. Also, if your license has already been revoked, I will do all that I can to help you get your license reinstated. You may not even have to appear in court. Call me today to get started and to receive your case evaluation!