Traffic Offenses

DeKalb County Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Traffic offenses carry a variety of consequences, from fines to jail time to increased insurance premiums. Regardless of the offense, the consequences are often costly and can have a significant impact on your financial well being.

Traffic Offenses

Many Illinois traffic offenses are petty offenses, punishable by a fine only. These offenses include disregarding a traffic control device, improper lane usage and certain speeding charges. Some speeding offenses, however, are misdemeanor charges that can result in jail time, in addition to any fines.

Speeding consequences vary, depending on the speed at which you were allegedly driving:

  • Driving faster than 31 mph over the speed limit is considered a misdemeanor, which has a penalty of up to six months in jail and $1,500 fine.
  • Speeding 40 mph or more over the limit is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. The law does not permit a sentence of court supervision for speeding tickets of 40 mph or more over the limit.

Knowledgeable Sycamore Speeding And Reckless Driving Defense Attorney

Depending on how many offenses you have on your record, your license could be suspended. Depending on your insurance company, you could be facing a significant increase in premiums. At my firm, The Law Office of Mary F. Petruchius, I have more than 20 years of legal experience. I work with all kinds of drivers, including those possessing commercial driver’s licenses. As a diligent lawyer, I will navigate the complexities of your case and help you prepare for the best outcome possible.