Driving is a way of life. The average American drives approximately 37 miles per day. Loss of your driving privileges can significantly impact your quality of life and your livelihood. Here in the state of Illinois, there are a number of traffic violations that can result in license suspension or revocation. Below, we will examine some of the most common violations that could cost you your license. In the event of a traffic violation, it is critically important to seek out the assistance of a qualified legal professional.
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol: Here in the state of Illinois, local law enforcement are constantly on the lookout for signs of inebriated driving. Throughout 2017 alone, more than 27,000 people were arrested statewide for intoxicated driving. Due to the inherent dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a conviction can result in loss of driving privileges. A first DUI conviction will result in a one-year license revocation. Subsequent convictions come with lengthier revocation periods. If you have been charged with a DUI, you need to speak with a legal representative.
Felony Traffic Offenses: The vast majority of traffic violations are considered minor infractions that only result in minor fines. More serious traffic violations, such as driving under the influence are listed as misdemeanors. The most serious violations though will constitute a felony charge. If you commit a felony traffic offense, you will more than likely face a license suspension or revocation. Common felony offenses include multiple DUIs, vehicular homicide, and repeatedly driving without a license. Many felony traffic offenses can also result in significant jail time.
Excessive Violations: When you are awarded your driver’s license, you are agreeing to adhere to the safety laws and regulations set by both federal and state law. Minor traffic offenses, such as speeding, will likely result in a small fine. Accumulating an excessive number of violations can result in license suspension. In the state of Illinois, if a driver is cited for three minor traffic violations within a 12-month period, they will likely face a license suspension. Drivers under the age of 21 will face a suspension if they are cited twice within a one-year period. Some of the most common minor traffic violations include speeding, use of a hand-held device while driving, and failure to properly signal.
Contact a Naperville Driver’s License Suspension Lawyer
When a person loses their driving privileges, their life is impacted significantly. Not only will that person likely face fines due to the violation, but they will also lose their ability to drive to and from work, to their child’s school, or even to the grocery store. Fortunately, a quality criminal defense lawyer can assist you throughout this difficult process. Attorney Patricia Magaña will do everything in her power to help you avoid a suspension or revocation.
In the event of a conviction, Attorney Magaña has years of experience helping clients through Secretary of State hearings and the entirety of the reinstatement process. Communication is paramount in an attorney-client relationship, and Attorney Magaña is proud to offer bilingual consultations to Spanish speaking clients. To schedule a complimentary initial consultation with a skilled DuPage County license reinstatement attorney, call us today at 630-448-2001.