Bridgeview, IL Traffic Violations Attorneys
Traffic Ticket Lawyers Serving Maywood and DuPage and Cook Counties
Traffic tickets are no longer a low-cost nuisance. As a rule of thumb, mostly due to the higher auto insurance rates that last at least five years, the total cost of a traffic citation is more than six times the fine. In large urban areas, like Chicago, the cost may even be a bit higher. Furthermore, due to budget constraints, many area traffic courts have reduced their services over the past several years. Items that were once par for the course, like night court and clerks who had the time to be helpful, are now a thing of the past.
The best way to save your money and time is to partner with an experienced traffic ticket attorney, like the ones at Stringini & Garvey, P.C. Our clients are our top priority. We always offer lengthy and complimentary consultations for traffic tickets and criminal cases. Once we begin working together, we carefully examine the facts of the case, quickly identify all available defenses, and then lay out your legal options in language you can understand. All this time, we promptly respond to your questions, so you are never in the dark.
Traffic Citation Penalties
In a nutshell, a traffic ticket means money out of your pocket and points on your license. Several years ago, the fines increased sharply almost across the board. Some examples include:
- Speeding up to 20mph over the limit - $75 to $140.
- No seat belt - $55 to $60.
- Speeding 20mph to 29mph over the limit - $95 to $140.
- Driving with a suspended license - $1,000 to $1,500.
Citations such as an overweight violation are a particular concern for commercial drivers. Even if there are not enough points for a suspension, tickets mean higher insurance rates. This added expense cuts into thin profit margins, and many drivers soon find themselves losing money with every load.
Traffic Ticket Defenses in Illinois
At Stringini & Garvey, P.C., we routinely handle a wide range of traffic citations in Cook County, DuPage County, and nearby jurisdictions, including reckless driving and speeding tickets. Traffic school is often a favorable option, but it is only available in certain circumstances and for certain violations. An experienced attorney can often get the charges reduced to make your violation traffic school eligible. Other defenses, such as an obscured or missing sign, may be available in court.
A traffic ticket often has a crippling effect on a family. For a free consultation in this are, contact Stringini & Garvey, P.C. at 630-834-9595. Convenient payment plans are available, and there are never any hidden fees.