If you have recently been cited with an Illinois Traffic ticket, Tomei Law can help. This office provides professional representation to those in need of dedicated traffic court attorneys. Violations of the Illinois Traffic Code, particular in the context of DUIs, often times bring more severe consequences than most people realize. Traffic convictions can not only lead to costly fines and have negative implications for your driving record, but can also cause your insurance rates to skyrocket.
In fact, should you receive multiple moving violations, you could end up having your driver’s license suspended, or even revoked. Having a suspended or revoked license will have severe consequences on your life in both personal and professional settings. For that reason, it is important that you speak with an attorney after receiving a violation to discuss your options. In the context of a DUI, even if it is a first time offense, you can have your license suspended for a minimum of 30 days, under what is known as the Illinois Statutory Summary Suspension statute. See 625 ILCS 5/11-501.1.
Also, you should be aware that you have rights. In some citizen-officer encounters, you may face a policeman attempting to circumvent your Constitutional rights in the effort to locate contraband through an unlawful search or detainment of your vehicle and or person. If faced with such a situation, you need to calmly and confidently envoke your constitutional protections by stating:
- I mean no disrespect, but I understand my rights.
- I have the right to have an attorney present during questioning, which I hereby respectfully demand.
- I hereby refuse to consent to any search of my body, personal effects, vehicle, or residence.
- If I am not under arrest, I wish to leave immediately.
- If I am under arrest, I hereby invoke my Miranda rights and want to talk to my attorney immediately
- I do not consent to any impoundment of my property.
Tomei Law will aggressively represent you in order to completely eliminate or, at the very least, lessen the adverse impact an Illinois Traffic Citation may have on your life. This office aspires to obtain the best result possible. If you seek effective and knowledgeable representation, we look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to explore our web site or contact us to learn more.