Wheaton, Illinois, Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer
A traffic violation may seem like a small matter, and you may be tempted to pay the fine without another thought. Before you do, discuss your options with an experienced lawyer.
At the law firm of Stephen A. Brundage, Attorney at Law, in Wheaton, Illinois, I can help you understand the possible consequences. Your driver's license, not to mention your insurance rates, could be adversely affected.
Contact my office through email or call me at (630) 260-9647 for a free consultation.
Aggressive Traffic Ticket Defense
As a former police officer and a lawyer for over 25 years, I know how to effectively challenge traffic tickets and criminal traffic offenses. If I can't get the ticket dismissed, I will seek to have charges reduced to limit the fines and civil consequences. I can help you fight all types of traffic tickets and moving violations issued in DuPage, Kane or Cook counties:
- Speeding tickets
- Construction zone tickets
- School zone tickets
- Reckless driving
- Drunk driving/DUI
- Driving under suspension or revocation
- Driving without insurance
- Hit and run (Leaving the scene of an accident)
Traffic violations can have serious consequences. Driving while your license is suspended or revoked (DWLS/DWLR) is a major offense that can lead to longer suspensions of a revocation for several years or a lifetime, in addition to criminal penalties. As a result of recent changes to the traffic laws in Illinois, driving on a suspended license is a class 4 felony.
These consequences can be particularly severe for people who are under 21. For people over 21, many traffic offenses can result in court supervision - this keeps a conviction off of a driver's record, and allows a driver to avoid further penalties. For drivers under 21 though, the law imposes greater restrictions. To be eligible for court supervision rather than a conviction, a young driver must attend traffic school. Among other things, avoiding a conviction can have significant consequences for your insurance rates.
Contact my office today to learn more about your potential options.
License Suspension and Reinstatement
Certain traffic violations, such as speeding in a school zone or construction zone, or passing a stopped school bus, carry high mandatory fines and can result in loss of license.
You can also lose your license for accumulating multiple citations:
- Under age 21 - two traffic convictions in a two-year period
- Over 21 - three traffic convictions in one year
As an experienced traffic violation defense lawyer, I work diligently to help clients have their driving privileges reinstated following a traffic conviction. I represent clients in Secretary of State's administrative hearings on license suspension or reinstatement. This includes working to "un-suspend" your license by re-examining the original traffic violation that led to suspension. If we are successful at your drivers' license reinstatement hearing, you can get your license reinstated and your record will not reflect the erroneous suspension.
Free Consultation: (630) 260-9647
It is critical to have an experienced traffic ticket lawyer on your side in order to retain your license and avoid hurting your criminal case. Contact my office to protect your interests.