Naperville Traffic Violations Lawyers

Addison Field Court Traffic Violations Attorneys

Attorneys for Traffic Tickets in DuPage County

For many Illinois drivers, getting a traffic ticket on occasion is just one of the normal costs of driving—not much different from paying for an oil change or toll expenses. If you are this type of driver and you get a citation, your first instinct might be to just pay the ticket and forget about it. In some cases, entering a guilty plea and paying the fine may be the best way to go. In other situations, however, challenging the citation is a more appropriate option.

At McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C., we realize that pleading guilty to too many traffic violations in a short period of time will place you in danger of losing your driver's license. With this in mind, our experienced attorneys are ready and willing to assist you in protecting your driving privileges and your record and representing your best interests in traffic court, if necessary.

Legal Counsel for Traffic Offenses at the Downers Grove and Addison Field Courts

The skilled lawyers at our law firm have over 100 years of combined experience in the practice of the law. Our team has helped many of our clients secure positive outcomes in a wide range of traffic-related cases. Most traffic offenses might be relatively minor taken one at a time, but multiple violations can combine to cause serious problems for you.

Under Illinois law, any time you are convicted of a moving violation—being convicted includes pleading guilty by mailing in your payment—points will be added to your driving record. The law assigns each violation a certain number of points based on the nature and seriousness of the violation. Offenses such as driving under the influence (DUI) and reckless driving will add the largest number of points, and violations such as driving with a headlight out or a rolling stop at a stop sign add the fewest points to your record. If you are convicted of three moving violations in a rolling 12-month period, you are subject to a suspension of your driving privileges. The duration of the suspension will be determined by the total points added to your record by the violations.

The team at McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C. will help you analyze your situation, your driving history, and every citation you were given in the last year. If your citation was not issued properly or was based on faulty information, we will work with you in contesting the ticket in traffic court. Our goal is to get the ticket completely dismissed and removed from your record, but a reduction to a non-moving violation with no points added may be suitable for your needs as well.

Trusted Counsel for Traffic-Related Crimes

Most traffic violations in Illinois are considered petty offenses. This means they are punishable by fines, and they could affect your driving record. Some violations, however, are more serious and can be handled as misdemeanor or felony criminal offenses. Examples include:

A traffic-related criminal offense can add points to your driving record, just like any other traffic violation, but a conviction could leave you facing the possibility of jail time or probation as well.

Call 630-407-1200 for Help

If you have received a traffic ticket and you are uncertain about how the citation could affect your driving privileges, contact our office. Call McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C. at 630-407-1200 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team today. Located in Wheaton, IL, our firm serves clients in Naperville, Addison, Downers Grove, DuPage County, and the surrounding areas.

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