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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 Seat Belt Violation Ticket Attorney - Child Restraint Tickets

Illinois Seat Belt Violation Ticket AttorneyIn Illinois, as of January 1, 2012, all drivers and passengers must wear seat belts in all seating positions - whether seated in the front or back seats. Not wearing a seat belt is considered a "primary offense" and can be the sole reason for a citation.  A police officer does not have to witness another moving violation in order to issue a ticket.  

Illinois' primary seat belt law was enacted in 2003 and in 2012 this law was expanded to every seating position.  “Even with 9 out of 10 front-seat motorists buckling up in Illinois during the day, far too many people are still dying because they didn’t wear a seat belt, especially late at night,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider.

A seat belt violation is considered a non-moving violation.  The fine for an adult violating this law is $25 + court costs.

The provisions of The Child Passenger Protection Act was established to protect the health and safety of children through the proper use of "approved child restraint systems."Parents or legal guardians of a child under eight are responsible for providing an approved child safety seat to anyone who transports his or her child.

Violators of the Child Passenger Protection Act are subject to a $75 fine for the first offense and are eligible for court supervision if they provide the court with documented proof from a child safety seat technician of a properly installed child restraint system and completion of an instructional course on the installation of that restraint system. This fine is assessed for each child who is not properly restrained. This is considered a moving violation and goes on your driving record.  A subsequent violation is a petty offense with a $200 fine and not eligible for court supervision.

Seat belt violations can have serious ramifications for your safety, your passengers' safety, your future driving record and your future insurance premiums.  It is important to be safe.  Consult Tim Henderson, an experienced Illinois Seat Belt attorney, to find out what your options are and what is the best course of action to follow. Tim Henderson's Firm has represented clients in Skokie, Joliet, Wheaton, Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Rolling Meadows & other cities in the Cook, Kane, Will & DuPage County areas.