While most people associate a suspended or revoked driver’s license with a DUI, there are many reasons why you could lose your driving privileges in Illinois. While a DUI is the most common reason for license suspensions and revocations, you can also have your license suspended or revoked for not paying child support, not appearing in court when you are called to do so, not paying court fines and accumulating too many points on your driver’s license. Any moving violation that you are convicted of will add points to your driving record. Speeding, depending on the circumstances, will earn you quite a few points and can contribute to a license suspension or revocation.
Like many states, Illinois participates in a points system that applies to all drivers. There are a certain number of points assigned to different driving violations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the number of points the violation carries.
For example, speeding 1 to 10 miles per hour over the speed limit will result in 5 points being added to your driving record. If you are convicted of speeding more than 25 miles per hour over the speed limit, 50 points will be added to your driving record.
If you are convicted of three or more traffic offenses in 12 months, your driver’s license will be suspended. The length of time for which it will be suspended typically depends on how many points you have accumulated on your driving record. Generally, the following guidelines apply:
Though a speeding ticket does not seem like a big deal, it can become very serious very quickly. Your driving privileges are important, though many people do not realize it until they are gone. If you are facing a speeding ticket, do not hesitate -- get in touch with an experienced DuPage County speeding ticket defense attorney today. At Myers Law LLC, we understand how important it is for you to have the ability to drive wherever you want, whenever you want. Contact our office today to get started with preparing your defense. Call us at 844-984-3529 to schedule a free consultation.