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The Costs of Traffic Violations

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Untitled-design-28.jpgReceiving your license after countless hours of studying and preparing for the driving test is a major accomplishment, shown to prove that you know the traffic laws and that you will abide by them to the best of your ability. However, if you are given a citation for a traffic violation, then your ability to drive may be forever changed.

What Counts as a Moving Violation?

If a person just recently received a traffic ticket for speeding, disregarding a traffic light, or improper lane usage, then he or she can expect the violation to stay on the record for up to five years after the date of conviction. If the ticket results in a suspension or revocation of the driver’s license, then the information will stay on the driver’s record for at least seven years after the license has been reinstated. Any DUI charges or other drug offenses will, however, stay on the driver’s record for the rest of his or her life.

Illinois Point System for Traffic Violations

In Illinois, getting written up for a traffic violation goes beyond just receiving a citation, as a driver’s license could potentially be suspended or revoked, depending on how many points the offender has. Every time a driver is cited for a traffic violation, or the traffic ticket has been paid, a certain number of points will be added to the offender’s driving record. If a driver commits at least three traffic violations within one year, his or her driver’s license will be either suspended or revoked.

  • For traffic violations, the breakdown of points against the offender’s driving record includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • If a person drives 1-10 mph above the speed limit, then he or she will have five points against the driving record;
  • 11-14 mph above the speed limit will result in 15 points;
  • 15-25 mph above the speed limit will result in 20 points; 
  • Over 25 mph above the speed limit will result in 50 points;
  • Failing to yield right of way will result in a minimum of 15 points; and
  • A head, tail, or side light violation will result in 10 points.

Contact an Addison Traffic Violations Attorney

Receiving a traffic ticket can be costly. Not only will a traffic violation stay on your record for many years, you may lose a lot of money from the ticket costs. If you have been cited for a traffic violation, you can count on Myers Law LLC to assist you with your case. To schedule a free 15-minute phone conversation, please call a DuPage County traffic violations attorney at 844-984-3529 (844-9-THE-LAW) to get the help you deserve. We also speak Spanish.

 

Sources:

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/faq.html

https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_dc19.pdf

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