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Do Not Pay That Speeding Ticket

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Illinois traffic lawer, Illinois speeding violation attorneyWere you stopped for allegedly driving over the speed limit within the state of Illinois? Many residents are quick to pay their speeding ticket just to make the matter “disappear.” Before mailing in your hard-earned money, you may want to turn that citation over and read the back. There is a significant amount of information available there, much of which has a direct impact on your driving status and your future. The citation is much more than paying money to the state; it admits guilt of breaking the law.

The Path of Least Resistance

It is human nature to take the easiest course to avoid extended spending extra time and money dealing with an unpleasant issue. After receiving a citation, the path of least resistance is to pay a ticket. What many do not realize is that to pay the ticket is the same as being found guilty by a judge. Yes, paying the penalty gets the matter over with as quickly as possible. However, it also has the following negative impacts:

  • Financial implications,
  • Driving record conviction,
  • Points additions,
  • Increase of insurance rates, and
  • Potential licensure loss.

Guilty but Wants to Do Better

The second option available is to plead guilty but request to go to traffic school to avoid a conviction on record. This method has its merits, however, is not available in all cases. Driver improvement programs offer the following benefits to those who are eligible:

  • Points reduction,
  • Potential case dismissal,
  • Avoid going to court,
  • No conviction, and
  • Insurance rates stability.

Not Guilty and Ready to Fight the Charges

Police officers make mistakes just like everyone else. Their equipment may malfunction and read the wrong speed, identification of the wrong car, or any other of the multitude of potential mistakes. In other cases, traffic school is not an available option, but the avoidance of points is necessary. For cases such as these, it is advisable to hire a traffic attorney and go to court. Although this may not be the easiest route, it is the most efficient option for those individuals who need to keep their license, but their case is more complicated than going to traffic court. If you would like to discuss your case with a tried-and-true Addison, IL speeding defense lawyer with plenty of experience building convincing arguments for cases just like yours, contact Myers Law, LLC today. Get your questions answered today by taking advantage of our free initial consultation by calling 844-9-THE-LAW today.

 

Sources:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/documents/062500050K11-601.5.htm

ftp://www.ilga.gov/JCAR/AdminCode/092/092010400000200R.html

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