DGAA bLAWg

Consequences for Illinois Traffic Tickets: What You Should Know

Web Admin - Friday, November 08, 2013

Drivers in Illinois face a complex system of penalties every time they get a traffic ticket or moving violation. These penalties can include fines, points on their driving record, and even the suspension of a driver’s license. Plus, convictions for traffic offenses often increase the cost of a person’s car insurance.

Traffic Violation Consequences

One of the most immediate and noticeable results of a traffic conviction is the fine that tends to accompany them. These fines range anywhere from $50 to $350 for most offenses, while more serious violations, like DUIs, can cost $2500 for a first offender. But, Illinois imposes penalties beyond those fines for traffic tickets. The state of Illinois uses a point system to track a driver’s history of offenses. These point values range from five points for driving below the minimum speed limit all the way up to 55 points for reckless driving.

Accruing points can cause serious problems for drivers, especially if they commit three traffic offenses within a twelve month period. If that happens, the state can suspend their driver’s license for a certain amount of time (anywhere from two to 12 months) based on the number of points on the license. Additionally, if the driver has over 110 points on their license the state can revoke their license. Unlike suspensions, which end after a certain amount of time, revocations last at least one year, but may last longer and depend on the government’s discretion.

Traffic convictions also increase a driver’s insurance premiums. One study showed that convictions can raise rates by as much as 22 percent for something like reckless driving, or 11 percent for a smaller offense like speeding. To put that in perspective, the average driver pays $850 a year to insure their car, which means that a speeding ticket would cost about $85 every year on top of the fine and the risk of suspension.

What You Can Do Before Conviction

You can take several steps to avoid the consequences that come along with traffic convictions. Of course, you should always drive carefully and obey the rules of the road. Beyond that, taking a defensive driving may qualify you for a reduction in your car insurance rates. Additionally, contesting the traffic tickets can help you avoid these consequences.

Fighting the ticket in court can severely decrease, and even completely eliminate the penalties that come from traffic violations. And, you don’t have to fight it on your own. Contact an experienced Arlington Heights traffic attorney today. We help residents throughout the area, including Chicago, Crystal Lake, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, and Buffalo Grove.


Recent Posts


Tags

Illinois traffic ticket lawyer Rolling Meadows employment law attorney TBI automated cars new real estate form Illinois insurance dispute lawyers unpaid overtime drunk driving car accidents Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer license suspension estate planning attorney personal injury claim Detainer Actions Rolling Meadows insurance attorney Crystal Lake will lawyer child safety Palatine insurance lawyer Joliet general practice lawyers pizza emoji Illinois business lawyer institutional trustee Illinois personal injury lawyer driving medical malpractice compensation Illinois insurance lawyer rest breaks jet ski corporate law liability vacation home fines blood alcohol content Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act Des Plaines collections attorney Illinois workers compensation attorney Deer Park traffic lawyer contracts Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer drunk driving statistics Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers pain and suffering Inverness estate planning lawyer Chicago lawyer Self-Directed IRA Accounts Home Remodeling Repair Act Chicago attorney food poisoning personal injury accidents drug crimes lawyer Palatine elder law attorney Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, Schaumburg insurance lawyers pregnant women distracted driving accidents Illinois defective products attorney PTSD insurance claim dispute attorney federal crimes Rolling Meadows traffic attorney DUI penalities real estate probate claims Arlington Heights employment attorney Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys coronavirus personal injury claims Barrington litigation attorney personal injury Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers wrongful termination Illinois employment attorneys caregiver Des Plaines criminal attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys distracted driving accident victims life insurance policy Illinois civil litigation lawyer employees Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys texting and driving Illinois employee rights attorney. revenge porn Inverness accident lawyer trusts Crystal Lake accident attorney landlord traffic violations defense Barrington medical malpractice lawyers healthcare Chicago insurance law firm Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument Inverness traffic law firm loopholes Barrington estate planning lawyer foreclosure pedestrian-automobile accident swimming pools Transfer on Death Instrument workers compensation South Barrington real estate attorney first degree murder car crashes drug crime estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys estate planning Arlington Heights employment law attorneys healthcare claims Illinois will lawyer car crash injuries Illinois Sales Representative Act hands free device ACA spinal cord injuries Palatine trusts lawyer Des Plaines personal injury lawyer Arlington Heights insurance attorney boating under the influence estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer estate planning trusts attorney fees Des Plaines personal injury lawyers right to work controlled substance Chicago car accident lawyer deed transfer Schaumburg civil litigation attorney Arlington Heights injury attorney surgical mistakes Deer Park accident attorney Exclusions foreclosed rental property motorcycle accident lawyer jet ski accidents Crystal Lake business law attorneys civil rights violation Crystal Lake insurance lawyer pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute cell phone accidents Whistleblower Claims Chicago biking tips insurance adjusters elder abuse forming a corporation in Illinois Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer Arlington Heights criminal lawyer real estate contract Deer Park personal injury lawyer rollover car crashes Super Mario drugs employment contract trench injuries marijuana crimes attorney construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation overtime violations POA Schaumburg personal injury lawyer Palatine employment lawyer Barrington drug crime attorney Barrington employment law attorney Barrington estate planning attorney Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer Schaumburg estate attorney estate plan insurance claims digital assets workplace sexual harassment Schaumburg life insurance attorney life insurance claims Jay Andrew Des Plaines accident attorney Barrington employment attorney Barrington personal injury lawyer workers comp Palatine employment law lawyer employee discrimination Home Sale Contingencies homestead rights Buffalo Grove probate lawyer eluding a police officer whistleblower protections Rolling Meadows criminal attorney Palatine estate planning lawyer Thanksgiving Schaumburg estate planning attorney Palatine workers compensation lawyer subcontractor Schaumburg elder law lawyer gift taxes changes to mortgage law crossover accidents Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act Schaumburg employment law attorneys Des Plaines civil attorney involuntary manslaughter digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Retaliatory Discharge creditors hit and run accident personal injury attorney Illinois home inspection texting while driving Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer lapse in policy Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer Mt Prospect Attorney Palatine employment attorney top life insurance claim denials severance agreements Des Plaines insurance attorney operating agreements living wills natural gas real estate attorney digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers personal injury law firm power of attorney Schaumburg personal injury attorney Illinois wills and trusts attorneys Long Grove estate planning attorney breach of contract Illinois wrongful termination lawyer Illinois workplace lawyer overtime pay IRA trust transfer Chicago life insurance attorney uninsured motorist Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer drug possession Schaumburg IRA benefits Chicago will attorney brain injury Liquor Control Act real estate lawyer drug crimes life insurance lawyer Schaumburg criminal law attorney Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney Inverness insurance attorney Crystal Lake law firm truck collisions Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents investment property Buffalo Grove law firm car crash natural gas explosion Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer Chicago corporate attorney Illinois estate planning law firm traumatic brain injury rent to own real estate contracts Arlington Heights traffic attorney preventable medical errors pet law personal injury lawyer field sobriety test Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney Des Plaines DUI attorney insurance disputes Colin H. Gilbert Buffalo Grove injury lawyer Illinois LLC creation construction contracts FMLA Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney unfunded trust Crystal Lake traffic attorney GM ignition switches Illinois jet ski accident lawyer Illinois employment law attorney job lawyers estate planning for college students employment law, Illinois employment laws Des Plaines real estate attorney paid sick leave mortgage bad faith insurance claims low-ball insurance settlement problem employees Chicago insurance claim attorneys Illinois traffic accident lawyer fatal car accidents Illinois criminal defense attorney consent to a search home inspection lawyer estate attorney income distribution deducation unauthorized overtime Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer fiduciary rule Illinois living will bike accident Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer insurance denial appeals wills and trusts federal regulations for LLCs slip and fall filing a medical malpractice claim Barrington attorney Inverness personal injury attorney vacation home Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney real estate attorneys Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys Inverness corporate attorney dealing with problem employees Des Plaines independent contractor rumble strips icy parking lots DGAA insurance attorney Colin Gilbert tax attorney DUI attorney Buffalo Grove employment lawyer murder financial advisors Des Plaines injury law firm DNR Crystal Lake employment attorney Illinois car accident attorney Palatine Attorney Schaumburg car accident attorney Illinois Trust Code traffic violations Illinois bicycle safety health insurance dispute bicycle accidents probate process Rolling Meadows employment attorney employment lawyer Arlington Heights TBI attorney Illinois personal injury Illinois personal injury lawyers Illinois workplace discrimination attorney breathalyzer test Long Grove estate planning employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys Landlord Tenant Ordinance IRS Barrington Traffic Lawyer Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer BAC Palatine injury attorney rollover accidents Illinois workers compensation lawyer cause-of-death exclusions Illinois law Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer beneficiary complications Barrington injury attorney Deer Park real estate law firm anesthesia errors Crystal Lake injury attorney Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney fiduciary rule delay defective products lawyer living trust vs will BAIID condo Des Plaines pet law attorney Barrington civil litigation attorney Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer work unions Illinois traffic laws hiring employees Schaumburg corporate attorney traffic crimes DUI defense products liability Des Plaines claims law firm probate claims process llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association golf accidents Illinois Buffalo Grove traffic attorney Chicago trucking accident attorney senior citizens Inverness elder law lawyer capital gains tax traffic offenses pay when paid contract insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys real estate leasing Illinois Human Rights Act Illinois medical malpractice case Chicago employment attorney insurance claim denials criminal living trust benefits Rolling Meadows denial of insurance claim small business Schaumburg Attorney Inverness civil lawyer minimum wage Kenilworth estate planning attorneys Des Plaines personal injury attorney Illinois medical malpractice attorney medical research Illinois employment lawyer advance healthcare directive marijuana Buffalo Grove life insurance attorney Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers Illinois attorney Arlington Heights lawyer product liability Schaumburg construction accident lawyer defective products elder law Palatine criminal defense lawyer Illinois insurance attorney Legal Info BUI Des Plaines drug lawyer denied insurance claim Do Not Resuscitate Illinois medical malpractice claim traffic laws Des Plaines real estate lawyer Long Grove real estate lawyer power of attorney for healthcare speeding Rolling Meadows tax attorney irrevocable trust Schaumburg injury lawyer Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer Family Medical Leave Act head on collisions workers compensation benefits Barrington personal injury attorney estate tax Barrington life insurance lawyer Illinois pedestrian accident attorney Chicago estate planning lawyer medical malpractice claims Crystal Lake car accident lawyer Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers Schaumburg estate planning lawyer Rolling Meadows business lawyer Crystal Lake car accident attorney Arlington Heights tax lawyer Chicago estate planning criminal record Illinois lawyer Palatine business attorney modern family estate planning Rolling Meadows accident lawyer LLCs Des Plaines tax law firm living trust pet bites caretaker rights Palatine punch death business litigation criminal law Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer car collision wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace trucking accident lawyers Illinois business law atorneys Illinois speeding lawyer dynasty trusts Illinois real estate lawyer Arlington Heights car accident lawyer Riverwoods estate planning lawyer Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney Illinois wills and trusts sexual images dog bites Illinois medical malpractice lawyers Illinois tax attorney insurance negligence sole proprietorship DMV Schaumburg wrongful death attorney Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer Illinois estate planning attorney Illinois Smoke Detector Act Palatine life insurance lawyer clemency cell phone owner responsibility landlord tenant law Deer Park criminal attorney Buffalo Grove real estate attorney car accident lawyer Crystal Lake traffic lawyer civil litigation attorney privacy laws School Visitation Rights Act insufficient documentation commercial leases Schaumburg drug defense lawyer Policy Cancellation suspended license Employment Discrimination Law license reinstatement comp time Deer Park medical malpractice attorney condo association Barrington criminal defense lawyer Illinois employment law denial of life insurance how to avoid common denials of life insurance claims Mount Prospect real estate lawyer Schaumburg criminal attorney most common reasons for life insurance claim denials Illinois real estate underage DUI employment attorney Illinois pet lawyer insurance claim dispute back injuries Buffalo Grove corporate attorney employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, traffic tickets Illinois trusts attorney pedestrian accident Illinois Probate Act of 1975 appealing an insurance claim probate lawyer Illinois boating accident lawyer Illinois personal injury attorney trauma after an accident FSLA auto accidents Illinois insurance claim attorney Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer Barrington business law firm deadly crashes Deer Park traffic accident attorney DUI estate planning lawyer Schaumburg real estate lawyer social media after death Barrington employment law firm agent Fair Labor Standards Act Schaumburg probate attorney license Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer Illinois employment law attorneys Barrington criminal lawyer ObamaCare civil litigation Illinois insurance disputes traumatic brain injuries Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act taxes Deer Park DUI lawyer Arlington Heights estate planning attorney Affordable Care Act Illinois collections attorney Schaumburg traffic lawyer employee rights insurance dispute attorney boating DUI Illinois construction accident attorney nursing home negligence real estate zoning digital evidence pedestrian accidents Palatine drug lawyer Illinois traffic attorney Palatine personal injury lawyer Palatine real estate lawyer Schaumburg employment attorney car accident Illinois traffic attorneys mass shooting license revocation Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney Illinois insurance claims lawyers fault based insurance in terrorem provision Inverness real estate attorney holiday statistics traffic deaths Illinois rollover accident lawyers privacy slip and fall accidents Palatine law firm commercial leasing Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer preventing accidents insurance denials Illinois probate lawyer Inverness DUI lawyer underfunded trust Palatine corporate attorney Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney commercial real estate boating accidents unpaid assessment Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney liability claims employee misclassification Arlington Heights real estate lawyer life insurance claim denial, denial of life insurance claim Inverness injury lawyer Rolling Meadows probate lawyer Arlington Heights accident attorney Illinois driving without license Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer probate fees medication errors criminal defense Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers Fourth of July bicycle dooring accidents Illinois elder law attorney cell phone tower data Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer Illinois DUI attorney premises liability sexual harassment ken apicella Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Rolling Meadows real estate attorney insurance agent negligence Palatine traffic accidents Illinois employment laws Barrington boating accident attorney trust payments Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm Barrington real estate lawyer Illinois registered agent murder charges Palatine traffic lawyer Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers Palatine civil attorney South Barrington real estate lawyer installment contracts Illinois estate planning medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers Long Grove real estate attorney comparative negligence Illinois injury lawyer Illinois mortgages Inverness real estate lawyer blended families Illinois corporate lawyer Long Grove estate planning attorneys probate Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer compensatory time wrongful death accidental death benefits Class A misdemeanor Crystal Lake employment law attorney denied insurance claims expungement Crystal Lake employment lawyer liens no contest clauses motorcycle accident Palatine construction attorney trucking accidents Arlington Heights Attorney wage theft reckless homicide Mount Prospect elder law attorney special needs trust guardianship attorney real estate closing Palatine corporate law attorneys Arlington Heights car crash attorneys Rolling Meadows traffic law firm murder defense spinal cord injury residential real estate internet Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer Crystal Lake personal injury attorney car accident lawyers Crystal Lake tax lawyer insurance claim Palatine civil litigation lawyer material misrepresentation Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers Barrington workers compensation attorney underinsured motorist wills Rolling Meadows life insurance claim denial attorney CAM construction accidents Palatine probate lawyer employment law medical malpractice Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer meal breaks Illinois red light cameras loss of consortium manufacturing Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer Chicago traffic lawyer Kenilworth estate planning attorney insurance agents life insurance startup company Deer Park employment law attorney Illinois employment law firm Rolling Meadows Attorney gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys Crystal Lake pet attorney insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer medical marijuana college kids disability benefits insurance dispute Deer Park workers compensation lawyer Illinois job attorney Arlington Heights trucking lawyer Schaumburg personal injury lawyers trustee insurance claim denial Illinois trucking safety Chicago employment lawyer dram shop law Inverness probate lawyer Forcible Entry Attorney Ken Apicella traffic accidents digital information Kenilworth estate planning lawyer Illinois small business insurance claim delay IRELA

Archive