Elgin, Illinois Traffic Violations Defense Lawyer
Traffic Tickets Attorney Serving Kane County and Surrounding Communities
Traffic tickets and other violations may not seem like a big deal, but one or more of these violations on your driving record can quickly become a very serious matter. For example, several tickets can significantly raise your insurance rates and lead to your driver’s license being suspended or revoked. If you are a commercial driver, just one speeding ticket can sometimes keep you from being hired for certain driving jobs. Though you may be tempted to just pay the ticket and move on, it is often worthwhile to fight your traffic violations so as to minimize the potential damage they can have on your driving record.
At the Law Offices of Brian J. Mirandola, I represent clients for tickets and traffic violations in Elgin, Aurora and throughout the Chicagoland area. I am a criminal DUI attorney with over 15 years of experience practicing in this area. For seven of those years, I was assistant prosecutor in Kane County. I deliver experienced and personalized legal representation for Illinois drivers that may have made a mistake or two. As an experienced Kane County traffic offenses lawyer, I am passionate about what I do and dedicated to finding ways to reduce or eliminate the mitigating effects traffic violations can have on your future.
I handle all types of traffic violations in Illinois, including:
- Speeding and Aggravated Speeding
- Reckless Driving
- Construction Zone Violations
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Driver’s License Suspensions/Revocations
- Commercial Driver’s License Violations
- Driving a Vehicle that is Uninsured
- Talking or Texting while Driving
Regular speeding violations usually result in a fine and points on your driving record. But if you accumulate several, you may end up with a suspended or revoked license. If you are traveling 26 mph or more over the speed limit, you may be cited with aggravated speeding. In Illinois, this could become a Class B or even a Class A misdemeanor punishable with fines up to $2,500 and up to one year in the county jail. Speeding through a school or construction zone can draw higher penalties as well.
Another thing to watch out for is being cited for talking or texting while driving. Illinois now prohibits the use of cell phones for texting or talking, unless the phone is in “hands free” mode. The only exception to this law is if the phone is used for an emergency. Unfortunately, many drivers are not aware of the increased restrictions on using cell phones in vehicles until they are pulled over and it is too late.
If you have been cited for a traffic ticket or other traffic violation in Illinois, it is in your best interest to contest it; especially if you operate a commercial vehicle and your career is on the line. You may choose to fight this on your own, but you are likely to obtain a more favorable result if you have qualified legal counsel by your side.
I have worked for many years on both sides of the fence, and I put my experience to work to help make your traffic issues go away. Contact my office today to schedule your free consultation with a skilled Kane County traffic offenses lawyer. The Law Offices of Brian J. Mirandola help clients with traffic tickets and traffic violations in Kane County, Cook County, DuPage County and McHenry County. Call 847-488-0889.