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Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C.
630-472-9700

Downers Grove Speeding Ticket Defense Lawyer

Law Firm Helping Clients Avoid Driver's License Suspension in DuPage County

No matter how safely and carefully you drive, it is likely that you will be pulled over for speeding at some point in your life. All it takes is a momentary lapse in concentration or a desire to get to your destination more quickly, and before you know it, flashing lights appear in your rearview mirror. But while nobody expects to be pulled over for speeding or other traffic violations, you should be aware of your rights and the possible ramifications of receiving a ticket.

At Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C., we understand the negative effects that a speeding ticket can have on your driving record, the status of your license, and the amount that you pay for car insurance. What may seem like a minor violation can result in major consequences that may threaten your ability to commute to work or provide transportation for your family. With the help of our attorneys, you may able to minimize these negative effects and continue driving.

The Illinois Driver's License Points System

In Illinois, drivers who are convicted of a traffic offense will have a certain number of points added to their driving record. Points can result from a wide variety of offenses, including running a red light, texting while driving, and even "squealing or screeching tires." The points for speeding offenses include:

The points on someone's driving record come into play when they commit three or more traffic offenses within a 12-month period. In these cases, the total number of points will determine whether their driver's license will be suspended or revoked, using the following guidelines:

  • 0-14 points: no suspension
  • 15-44 points: two-month suspension
  • 45-74 points: three-month suspension
  • 75-89 points: six-month suspension
  • 90-99 points: nine-month suspension
  • 100-109 points: 12-month suspension
  • 110 points or more: revocation

If someone has had their driver's license suspended or revoked within the past seven years, the following guidelines will be used:

  • 0-14 points: no suspension
  • 15-44 points: four-month suspension
  • 45-74 points: six-month suspension
  • 75-109 points: 12-month suspension
  • 110 points or more: revocation

Court Supervision

In some cases, a driver may be able to avoid a traffic violation conviction by requesting court supervision. If a driver does not receive any additional traffic violation tickets during the period of court supervision, which is typically 90 days, and they meet other court-ordered requirements, such as paying a fine and attending defensive driving classes, the charges will be dismissed, and no points will be added to their driving record. Drivers have the option to request court supervision two times each year.

Contact an Downers Grove Traffic Court Lawyer

If you have received a ticket for speeding or any other traffic violation, our attorneys can help you understand your rights, let you know your options, and provide you with a robust defense that will help you get back on the road as soon as possible. Contact our speeding ticket attorney at 630-472-9700 for a free initial consultation. We serve clients in Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Downers Grove, Wheaton, Westmont, DuPage County and Cook County.

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