IL defense lawyerTrucking weight restrictions were established throughout the United States in order to preserve our roads and promote safety. Trucks and vehicles that are carrying excess amounts of weight can damage streets and highways, creating safety hazards for other motorists. In the state of Illinois, if a police officer has reason to believe that a truck is overweight, he or she can require the driver to stop the vehicle and submit to a weighing. If it is determined that your vehicle is in violation, serious financial penalties may result. If you are a CDL holder who has been cited for a weight restriction, Attorney Patricia Magaña is prepared to help. Fluent in English and Spanish, Attorney Magaña has more than 15 years of experience helping commercial drivers contest violations.

Financial Penalties for Trucking Weight Violations

In Illinois, a commercial truck driver may face weight restriction violations if:

  • The gross weight of the truck exceeds the maximum specified amount
  • There is too much weight on the axles

According to 625 ILCS 5/15-113, the driver of an overweight truck shall be fined based on the following schedule. If the truck is overweight by:

  • Up to and including 2000 pounds, the resulting fine is $100
  • 2001 pounds to 2500 pounds, the resulting fine is $270
  • 2501 pounds to 3000 pounds, the resulting fine is $330
  • 3001 pounds to 3500 pounds, the resulting fine is $520
  • 3501 pounds to 4000 pounds, the resulting fine is $600
  • 4001 pounds to 4500 pounds, the resulting fine is $850
  • 4501 pounds to 5000 pounds, the resulting fine is $950

For trucks that are overweight by 5001 pounds or more, the fine shall be $1500 for the first 5000 pounds overweight, and $150 for every additional 500 pounds over. Furthermore, a driver that is convicted of four or more violations within 12 months will be fined an additional $5000 for each conviction within the 12 month period.

Contact an Experienced Will County Overweight Truck Violations Lawyer

Weight restriction violations in the state of Illinois can result in serious consequences and significant fines. At the Law Office of Patricia Magaña, LLC, we understand what is at stake for CDL holders. Attorney Patricia Magaña utilizes teamwork and communication in order to devise the best strategy specific to each case. Serving clients in DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, Kendall County, and surrounding Illinois communities, contact our skilled Naperville overweight truck violation attorney to schedule a free consultation.



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