Traffic

A new law, effective January 1, 2016 amends the Illinois Motor Vehicle Code to allow court supervision for first-time offenders who are charged with aggravated speeding (over 25 mph over the limit). It prohibits an order of supervision to a defendant charged with speeding 26 miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit established under the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance if the defendant has been: (1) previously convicted for that violation or a similar provision of a local ordinance or any similar law of another state; or (2) previously assigned supervision for that violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance or any similar law of another state (rather than not available for a first-time offender). Under the new law, supervision will not be permitted if the aggravated speeding occurred in a construction zone or in an “urban district”.

We handle all traffic matters, including the following:

  • Speeding and Aggravated Speeding of 26mph over the Posted Speed Limit
  • Speeding in a School Zone or Passing a School Bus
  • Reckless Driving
  • Street Racing and Squealing or Screeching of Tires
  • Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer
  • Illegal Transportation of Alcohol and DUI
  • Suspended and Revoked Driver’s License
  • CDL Licenses
  • Accident Cases
  • No Insurance Violations
  • Speeding in a Construction Zone
  • Secretary of State Drivers License Reinstatement Hearings

A conviction for some of these violations may result in a suspension, revocation or cancellation of your driver’s license.  In addition, a jail sentence or large fine may result.

If you were ticketed as an Illinois CDL holder, you must notify your employer within 30 days of receiving your citation.

A serious offense can result in a “disqualification” of your CDL, which prohibits the operation of a commercial vehicle. Such offenses include:

  • Reckless driving.
  • Refusing a chemical test.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)

We have represented clients in these matters since 1978.  We have the experience to protect your driving privileges.

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Call Marder & Seidler at 847-985-6767 for a free and confidential consultation.