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When you are facing a traffic ticket, a traffic violation, or traffic-related criminal charge, you should always seek advice from an experienced Illinois traffic defense lawyer. Traffic violations can be financially costly, and in many cases, these violations can result in a driver’s license suspension. In more serious criminal traffic cases, you can face a term of imprisonment in the event of a conviction. As you plan to meet with a traffic defense attorney, it is important to plan ahead in order to get the most out of your discussion. The following are key tips for how to
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When you are facing a traffic ticket or you were involved in an accident while you were driving, it is essential to have an experienced and aggressive Illinois traffic lawyer on your side. Because, it can be difficult to choose the right traffic lawyer for your case, the advocates at Driver Defense Team are committed to helping Illinois drivers. The following are the primary criteria you should consider when choosing a traffic lawyer.
Familiarity with the Type of Ticket or Traffic Case
It is essential to have a traffic lawyer who makes traffic ticket cases a priority and has experience
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If you are facing a Scott’s Law violation or just want more information about this common traffic charges, you should know fines can be extremely high if you violate this law. The “Move Over” law, also known as “Scott’s Law” in Illinois, requires motorists to move over for emergency vehicles.
We want to tell you a bit more about the details of the law and then discuss why it is so strongly enforced in Illinois. In short, drivers are not obeying the law and emergency responders are suffering the consequences.
What is Scott’s Law?
Under Illinois law (625 ILCS
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If you are involved in a traffic collision in Illinois, you cannot leave the scene of the crash without taking certain steps. In situations where a person does leave the scene of an accident, that driver can risk charges for leaving the scene of an accident under Illinois law. Even if a collision only involves minor property damage, Illinois law still requires the driver to take steps, which include stopping your vehicle and exchanging information. Failure to stop can result in Class A misdemeanor charges. The offense will bring more severe felony charges if you are charged with leaving
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The COVID-19 outbreak has shut down entire industries and threatened the American way of life. However, as a truck driver, you are still putting food on our tables, supplying our hospitals, stocking our stores and materials in our factories – all during one of the most challenging epidemics this nation has faced. We would like to express our gratitude by offering free legal representation to protect your driving record and your livelihood.
Now more than ever, the commitment made by you – the truck driver – comes at great risk. In addition to the usual hazards of the
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A citation for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious offense in Illinois. If convicted on these charges, you may face serious consequences to your driving privileges. Your future employment opportunities also may be affected. In addition to these worries, you will also face large fines, court costs, and possibly even jail.
Upon pleading guilty to a DUI charge – or as part of sentencing – you also will undergo a DUI evaluation and possible treatment, which will identify any risk to the public, as well as recommend an initial intervention of treatment.
In Cook County, the Central States Institute
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Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) is a huge responsibility, which requires highly specialized knowledge, experience, skill and physical ability. You also need a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). To obtain a CDL, you must pass both a skills and knowledge test and meet certain physical standards.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the minimum standards for the trucking industry, known as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, 49 CFR Parts 300-399. While FMCSA’s regulations set forth strict minimum standards for licensing CMV operators, each state has its own requirements, which also need to
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A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) opens many doors for interesting and lucrative careers. If you are currently trying to obtain a CDL license, you may wonder if a felony conviction will prevent you from getting your CDL. The quick answer is most felonies will not prevent you from obtaining your CDL. However, there are some exceptions. CDLs are issued by individual states, which have its own rules, procedures and standards for issuance of CDLs. Some states even have stricter standards than federal laws.
For the purpose of this article, a conviction means any determination of guilt, or finding an individual
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Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Illinois is an offense anyone can be arrested and charged with – regardless of your license classification. Most Illinois drivers hold a D license, permitting the driving of passenger vehicles and/or trucks under a specific weight limit.
What if you are charged with a DUI on your D license, but you want to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in the future? Can you still obtain a CDL or are you permanently banned?
How Will a DUI Affect my CDL?
You can still obtain a CDL in Illinois even after being charged with a DUI on
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If you are stopped by an officer and receive a minor traffic ticket in Chicago or the suburbs, you likely have three options to handle it, which are usually listed on the back of the ticket or envelope provided by the police officer.
Details regarding how to respond to your ticket can vary from county to county, but usually – you have three options to choose how to move forward.
Option 1: Pay for a Conviction
This is the worst option to select and we never recommend it. You will have to plead guilty to the offense, pay a fine
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