Traffic Ticket Attorneys in Springfield, Illinois
The traffic ticket attorneys at the Noll Law Office in Springfield, Illinois are experienced and knowledgeable about all aspects of traffic law. Their lawyers have litigated tens of thousands of traffic citations. They may be able to obtain court supervision or an alternative disposition to protect your driver’s license. Traffic offenses can have major consequences on truck drivers, commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders, or others whose livelihood depends on driving. In addition, drivers under the age of 21 must be extra careful regarding all traffic offenses as the Illinois Secretary of State may suspend your driver’s license.
What is court supervision in Illinois?
Court supervision is an option available for most misdemeanor crimes and traffic tickets committed in Illinois. Short of a dismissal or a Not Guilty verdict, court supervision is the next best alternative. Supervision is considered to be a deferred dismissal of the charge. No conviction enters during the supervision period. Upon its successful completion, the case is finalized as a dismissal. Thus, with court supervision you avoid a conviction.
I am a Missouri Resident and received a ticket in Springfield, Illinois. How can the Noll Law Office help?
Many clients of the Noll Law Office are residents of Missouri who received a ticket on I-55 or I-72. They do not want points on their license and do not want to drive back to Springfield to go to court. For most traffic cases, the lawyers at the Noll Law Office can appear in court for their clients so they do not need to come back to Springfield, Illinois. Moreover, the Noll Law Office has a successful track record of getting charges amended to non-moving violations so that their clients do not get points assessed. Missouri does NOT recognize court supervision. It will consider it as a conviction on your driving record and assess points on your license. This is one reason why it is important to hire an experienced traffic ticket lawyer if you are an out of state resident.
Sangamon County has two major highways, I-55 and I-72 running through it. The Illinois State Police and other law enforcement agencies write over 50,000 traffic citations every year in Sangamon County. If you are from Missouri or another state who assess points to your driver’s license, our traffic attorneys will work diligently to minimize the effect of your speeding ticket on your driver’s license.
If you have been charged with any of the following crimes, contact our traffic ticket defense attorneys for a free and confidential initial consultation:
Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License
If you have been charged with Driving on a Suspended License or Driving on a Revoked License, you face serious criminal charges in addition to a longer period of suspension or revocation. The penalties for Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License vary greatly depending on why you are suspended or revoked and how many prior convictions you may have. The first factor regarding Driving on a Suspended License and Driving on a Revoked License penalties is why your driver’s license was suspended or revoked. If your suspension or revocation is based upon a prior Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction, the penalties are harsher than if it was for another reason such as too many tickets in a year.
On the low end, Driving on a Suspended License is a Class A misdemeanor offense punishable by up to 365 days in jail and a $2,500 fine. However, if you have prior Driving on Revoked Convictions you could be charged with up to a Class X felony punishable by 6 – 30 years in the Department of Corrections.
The traffic lawyers at the Noll Law Office are former prosecutors who understand how the traffic laws work. Ideally, the best resolution to your case is for your driver’s license to be reinstated by the Illinois Secretary of State. However, that is not always possible. Their lawyers explore all avenues of Driving on a Revoked or Suspended License including whether there was probable cause to stop the vehicle and whether the prosecutor can prove you were driving.
- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
- Failure to Yield
- Improper Lane Usage
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Under Illinois Law, there are several ways a person can be charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The charge depends on the type of accident involved and the penalties can vary widely. Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Property Damage is a Class A misdemeanor offense. If you are convicted and the state can prove the damage was over $1,000, the Secretary of State will suspend your driver’s license.Leaving the Scene of an Accident with no Property Damage is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail or a $2,500 fine. Leaving the Scene of an Accident involving Death or Personal Injury is a Class 4 felony. However, under certain circumstances, it can be a Class 2 felony (3 – 7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections) or a Class 1 felony (4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections). In addition, the Secretary of State will revoke your driver’s license. If you have been charged or are being investigated for Leaving the Scene of an Accident, contact our attorneys today to discuss your case.
- Overweight Citations – The Noll Law Office has represented hundreds of truckers over the years on overweight citations. They have been successful in obtaining reduced fines or dismissals of the charges. If you or one of your driver’s have received an overweight citation, call (217) 414-8889 today to see how the Noll Law Office can help.