DuPage County Traffic Violations Attorney
Experienced Oakbrook Terrace Traffic Violation Lawyer
Chances are, if you are stopped for speeding, not wearing a safety belt or other similar traffic violations you may believe it is little more than a minor inconvenience. You will write a check and drop it in the mail, and likely not think of it again—at least for a while. In fact, a traffic violation ticket can be much more serious than you might imagine. Every time you receive a conviction for a moving violation, you receive a certain number of points on your driving record. Should you accrue too many points, and you could lose your driving privileges. Of course there are more serious traffic violations which could lead to criminal prosecution such as: driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving and speeding twenty-six miles or more above the posted speed limit.
Traffic Violations and Points on Your Driving Record
The number of points you receive for any specific traffic violation is related to the severity of the offense. As examples of the amount of points you could receive, here are some of the most common traffic violations and their corresponding points:
- Driving one-10 mph over the speed limit: five points;
- Driving 11-14 mph over the speed limit: 15 points;
- Driving 15-25 mph over the speed limit: 20 points;
- Driving over the maximum speed limit in a school zone: 20 points;
- Driving over the maximum speed limit on a bridge or elevated structure: 10 points;
- Driving too fast for conditions: 10 points;
- Squealing or screeching tires: 10 points;
- Reckless driving: 55 points;
- Using a handheld mobile telephone while driving a commercial vehicle: 20 points; and
- Improper passing on the left: 20 points.
Just three traffic violations within a 12-month period could result in the suspension of your driving privileges. Should you accrue 15-55 points on your driving record. you could face a two- month suspension; 45-74 points could result in a three-month suspension, 90-99 points could result in a nine-month suspension and 100-109 points could result in a 12-month suspension.
Common Sense Solutions for Fighting Your Traffic Violation
America is a nation that loves to drive. Nearly 90 percent of all adults in the United States have a vehicle registered in their name. We commute to and from work, we drive to school, take our children to school and to extracurricular activities, we buy groceries, go to the bank, run other errands, visit friends and family, engage in recreational activities and take vacations in our vehicles. With the amount of time most of us spend behind the wheel it is almost a given that you will receive a traffic violation at some point in your life. When you simply pay that traffic ticket, you have, in effect, pled guilty, and will receive points on your license, putting you that much closer to having your driving privileges suspended.
Hinsdale Traffic Violation Lawyers
The attorneys at the Farooqi & Husain Law Office have the experience and track record necessary to ensure that a traffic violation does not result in repercussions which can last for many years to come. We understand that you have plenty of choices when hiring a traffic violations attorney. We consistently work hard for our clients’ rights and futures and we will do the same for you. Attorneys Ausaf K. Farooqi and Naveed S. Husain believe our commitment to every client sets us apart; we are skilled negotiators and aggressive litigators when the situation warrants. Contact the lawyers at Farooqi & Husain Law Office today at 630-909-9114 today for an evaluation of your traffic violation.