Illinois Traffic Violation Defense Attorney
Traffic violations range in severity from relatively minor speeding tickets to serious offenses like vehicular manslaughter. Penalties for these offenses can range from fines to serious jail time. At the Law Offices of Peter M. Tumminaro, we are experienced in handling all types of driving infractions. We understand how much traffic violations can cost you and represent your interests to minimize the consequences.
Traffic Offenses in Illinois
Most people don’t consider traffic violations like speeding tickets to be serious enough to hire an attorney. In some cases, they are not. But when a traffic citation carries the potential to significantly raise your insurance premiums or jeopardize your driving privileges, you need a lawyer to represent you. Multiple traffic violations can result in points against your license in the State of Illinois. If you receive three convictions for traffic violations in the same year, you may lose your license. The number of points you have against your license influences how long your license is suspended.
Traffic Case Successes
In a Traffic case involving the offense of Reckless Driving in DuPage County a Judge, pursuant to a motion brought on behalf of a client, declared a criminal traffic statute to be declared unconstitutional on the basis that it created an unconstitutional irrebuttable presumption
In a Traffic case involving the offense of Speeding in a Construction Zone in Cook County, a case was reduced to simple speeding due to improper signage thereby preventing the client’s driving privileges from being suspended
In a Traffic case involving a one year suspension of a client’s driving privileges in Lake County, this firm vacated one of the client’s prior traffic convictions thereby ending the client’s suspension
At the Law Offices of Peter M. Tumminaro, can help prevent traffic convictions and points against your license or moving violations. In addition, we also represent individuals who are charged with more serious traffic violations including:
- Reckless driving
- Driving with a suspended license
- Driving with a revoked license
- Leaving the scene of an accident (hit and run)
- Evading the police
- Vehicular homicide
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)
Traffic violations can be particularly damaging for commercial truck drivers and drivers under the age of 21. Truck drivers can lose their commercial driver’s license for violating certain traffic laws, which can jeopardize their livelihood. Younger drivers (under 21) face stiffer rules for suspension than older drivers. Two convictions for moving violations with 24 months can result in a license suspension.
Our firm understands how important driving privileges are to our clients’ way of life. A former prosecutor, Attorney Peter M. Tumminaro is familiar with how the prosecution works and how to protect his clients. We work hard to defend your rights in traffic court and to preserve your clean driving record. If you have been cited for a traffic violation, contact us to discuss your case.