Traffic offenses may seem like a relatively minor deal, but in reality, traffic offenses are criminal charges that can carry a number of implications. These offenses carry hefty fines and can negatively impact your driving privileges. Attorney Ramon A. Moore focuses on defending clients against a variety of traffic offenses. He is available to help defend you against a number of traffic offenses, including:
- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI & DWI)
- Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License
- Driving Without a License
- Drag Racing
- Failure to Stop and Render Aid
- Hit and Run Laws and Penalties
- Reckless Driving
- Reckless Homicide
- Unpaid Speeding and Parking Tickets
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI & DWI)
DUI crimes can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies, meaning the potential penalties will differ significantly based on the circumstances of the case.
Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License
Penalties for the charge of driving with a suspended or revoked license can include fines and jail time, with increased sentences for repeat offenders.
Driving Without a License
Driving without a valid license is usually treated as a misdemeanor.
Drag racing with 2 or more drivers racing each other and are caught. The penalty can be severe.
Failure to Stop and Render Aid
Driving a car is considered a legal privilege, not a right. As part of that privilege, state laws impose both limitations and duties on drivers whenever they get behind the wheel.
Hit and Run Laws and Penalties
In addition to facing criminal charges for a hit-and-run, a driver who flees the scene of an accident may be subject to civil liability.
The crime of reckless driving occurs whenever someone operates a vehicle in such a way that it poses a risk to others.
Reckless driving that causes death.
“Speeding” is a phrase that encompasses several types of activity, all of which are regarded as dangerous.
Unpaid Speeding and Parking Tickets
There are penalties and steep fines associated with unpaid speeding and parking tickets.
Speeding tickets, delinquent child support payments, and alcohol-related offenses are just some of the reasons that Illinois driver’s licenses can be suspended or revoked. If you drive while your license is suspended or revoked, you risk being charged with a more serious crime.
Traffic Charges are Criminal Charges
Minor or serious traffic charges are criminal charges. There are several reasons why you might want to fight a traffic offense including:
- Paying a traffic ticket is the same as pleading guilty, and carries with it a number of consequences.
- Some traffic offenses may be reported to the Illinois Driver Services Department automatically.
- Paying a traffic ticket and pleading guilty to the offense accumulates points on your driving record, which can lead to your driving privileges being suspended or revoked.
- Insurance rates often increase when a driver is charged with a traffic offense.
- Traffic offenses carry substantial fines.