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It’s important to take prompt action when you have been issued a traffic citation.  Remember that by mailing in a payment for the traffic violation you are admitting guilt and a conviction will be entered into your driving record.  We will work hard to minimize possible consequences and provide the best possible representation. 

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Illinois Suspended or Revoked License - Joliet Defense Attorney

Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License in Illinois

There are 36 different causes in the State of Illinois that can result in the suspension or revocation of driving privileges.  Unpaid parking tickets, DUI,  failure to pay a traffic fine, driving without insurance, failure to appear in Joliet Attorney Providing Suspended or Revoked License Defense.court, and too many moving violations are a few of the most common suspension reasons.
Some of the other Driver's License Suspension reasons include:
•    Driving with a suspended license or no license
•    Reckless driving
•    Abandoning your vehicle on a public highway
•    Being at fault in a fatal accident
•    Being physically or psychologically unable to drive safely
•    Failure to pay child support
•    Failure to pay fines for five or more toll way violations

If you have three convictions for traffic violations within twelve months your driver's license and driving privileges may be revoked or suspended
If, however, you have had your driver's license revoked or suspended within the seven years preceding the violation, you are considered a repeat offender.  Repeat offenders generally receive harsher penalties.  Accumulating 15 or more points may result in a license suspension and 110 points may result in a revoked license.

Non-Driving Violations Can Cause Illinois License Suspension

A driver's license can also be suspended for non-driving matters (e.g. failure to pay child support).

Experienced Traffic Attorney - Illinois Driver's License Suspension

Often an individual may not even realize that their license has been suspended until they are stopped for another infraction.  It is extremely important to obtain legal counsel in order to achieve the best possible outcome.  Contact me for a free initial consultation. If you are charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license in Cook, Will, Kane or DuPage Counties including the cities of Joliet, Wheaton, Skokie and Rolling Meadows, I can provide the experienced counsel you need.

Traffic Ticket Suspension When Under 21

If you are an Illinois driver under 21 years of age, you will be held to a higher degree of responsibility when looking at traffic violations.  If you receive two moving violation convictions within a 24 month period, you could be facing a license suspension or revocation.  If you have had a previously suspended license, regained your license and have received one moving violation conviction after the end of your first suspension but before you have turned 21, your license is subject to a re-suspension or  revocation.

Driving on a Suspended or Revoked Illinois License is a Criminal Offense

Being arrested in Illinois for driving on a suspended or revoked license is considered a criminal offense.  At the very least it is considered a Class A misdemeanor with potential penalties of up to a year in jail and possible fines up to $2,500 or 2 years of probation. The length of the license suspension can also be extended.
Under a new provision in the 2014 Illinois Vehicle Code, a person involved in a motor vehicle accident while driving with a suspended or revoked license can be charged with a felony.  This means that felony charges could be brought, even if the individual was unaware of the license suspension.
It is very important to begin the steps necessary to remove the suspension even after an arrest.  An attorney with experience in helping clients work toward the restoration process can be a very important asset.  Most courts will consider the steps taken or being taken by the driver to restore his/her driver's privileges prior to imposing penalties.  As an experienced attorney in Cook, Will, Kane and DuPage Counties, I can help you work toward the best possible results.