Traffic Offenses

Chicago Traffic Lawyer

 

Helping Clients Deal with Traffic Offenses throughout Chicago and Surrounding Suburbs

Traffic offenses, such as speeding tickets or the failure to stop at a red light, may seem like a minor hassle with no significant consequences. But traffic offenses are actually a type of criminal offense that can have a significant impact on your life if you do not deal with them appropriately.

Traffic offenses can result in hefty fines and even a loss of driving privileges, but you do have the ability to defend yourself in these cases. People often avoid appearing in traffic court to defend themselves because they think that it will be a waste of time or they don’t understand the impact that the traffic offense will have on their driving record.

In many cases, the charges or fines associated with a traffic offense can be reduced if a person defends himself or herself against the traffic charges.  Chicago traffic lawyer Glenn Betancourt has years of experience helping clients deal with traffic offenses by seeking a reduction in the charges, a reduction in the penalties, or even a complete dismissal of the offense.

If you have received a traffic ticket or been charged with a traffic violation, do not hesitate to contact Chicago traffic attorney Glenn Betancourt at (847) 768-5805 in Des Plaines or at (773) 252-5923 in Chicago to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how he can help you deal with your traffic offense.

Types of Traffic Offenses

Chicago traffic attorney Glenn Betancourt helps clients with respect to the following types of traffic offenses:

  • Traffic Tickets
  • Stop Sign Violations
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Construction Zone Violations
  • Driving Under Suspended License
  • Driver’s License Revocation
  • Failure to Use Turn Signal
  • Parking Violations

Implications of Traffic Offenses

If you choose to pay a traffic ticket directly, you are essentially pleading guilty to the traffic offense. If you plead guilty of the traffic offense, or are found guilty of the offense following a hearing, there are a number of legal and practical implications, including:

  • Points will be added to your driving record. Once a certain number of points have been received, your driving privileges could be suspended or revoked.
  • Your insurance rates will likely be increased as a result of the traffic offense and its impact on your driving record.
  • You will be subject to hefty fines.

What to Do If You Received a Traffic Ticket

If you have been charged with a traffic offense, you may wish to consult with an experienced Illinois traffic lawyer like Glenn Betancourt. He can represent you in court and advocate on your behalf for dismissal of the traffic charges or a reduction in the severity of the charges.

Contact Chicago traffic attorney Glenn Betancourt at (847) 768-5805 in Des Plaines or at (773) 252-5923 in Chicago to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how he can help you deal with your traffic offense.