Matt Keenan

Traffic tickets can include all kinds of moving violations from improper lane usage to DUI. Don’t assume you should just knuckle down and pay the fine. An attorney can review your case to see if you have a possible defense.

Some examples of the more serious traffic tickets include illegally passing a school bus (625 ILCS 5/11-1414), failing to yield to an emergency vehicle (625 ILCS 5/11-907), or texting or using a cell phone while driving (625 ILCS 5/12-610.2).  These tickets can be particularly challenging to fight at trial. However, an attorney can  probe for weaknesses in the state’s case, or at least,  work to negotiate a more favorable plea agreement.

Other serious traffic tickets include speeding, leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended/revoked license, reckless driving and DUI.  See our separate pages on  those offenses.

For more information, see our related posts:  Passing a School Bus in Illinois,  Scott’s Law Raises Penalties For Failing to Yield to Emergency Vehicles and Illinois Tightens Law on Handheld Devices While Driving.