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Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C.
630-472-9700Available 24/7

DuPage County Stop Sign Violation Defense Lawyers

Elmhurst Traffic Violations Lawyer

Attorneys Represent Hinsdale Clients Charged With Disobeying a Traffic Signal

Every state regulates the flow of traffic with stop signs and traffic lights and holds drivers to obeying these signs under substantial penalties. Under Illinois law (625 ILCS 5/11-1204), drivers are required to stop before entering the crosswalk or clearly marked stop line, or at the point nearest the intersection before entering. Being charged with failure to obey a stop sign can have more serious consequences than one anticipates. If you are cited for disobeying a stop sign, you can avoid high fines, a negative effect on your driving record, and increased insurance premiums with an experienced traffic violations attorney representing you.

For over 25 years, the traffic violation defense attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. have managed successful outcomes for clients charged with disobeying a stop sign throughout the Chicago area. For help with your stop sign violation case, call 630-472-9700 for a free consultation.

Defending Traffic Control Violations in Illinois

A traffic violation of any kind can lead to serious penalties, especially when the violations start piling up. If you are charged with failure to obey a stop sign, you may respond with one of three options:

  • Pleading guilty, paying a fine, and receiving a conviction that negatively affects your driving record and your insurance premiums.
  • Pleading guilty, taking a driving class, paying a fine, and receiving a sentence of Court Supervision, which does not have a negative impact on your driving privileges.
  • Going to a traffic court, pleading not guilty, and going to trial defending against the charges. (Please note that if you attempt to go to trial without representation, you will be expected to know the law, understand the Illinois rules of evidence, and behave like a lawyer in court even though you have never been to law school.)

Contact a Lombard Stop Sign Violations Defense Lawyer

When you have a good record, it is always wise to keep it that way by avoiding a conviction. An experienced attorney is a great asset in any courtroom. At Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C., we are well reputed in the traffic courts of Illinois for our defense of clients running stop signs and a wide variety of other traffic violation cases. We can offer many defense strategies in your case. Perhaps you were stopped further back than observed by the police officer, or the officer's view was obstructed. We can put forth a "mistake of fact" defense, establishing that:

  • The stop sign was not in plain view, improperly placed, or otherwise obscured.
  • The crosswalk line or white line was faded or obscured by snow.

Along with solid defense strategies and the presentation of mitigating circumstances in your failure to obey a stop sign case, our team can utilize appropriate photos, videos, and demonstrations to help you prevail. You can protect your driving privileges and avoid a conviction on your record by contacting a DuPage County traffic violation defense attorney at 630-472-9700 at any time. We will offer an initial consultation at no cost to you, and we provide legal representation in Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Wheaton, Downers Grove, Burr Ridge, Willowbrook, DuPage County and surrounding areas.

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