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IL defense lawyerWhile 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.

Illinois Points System and Driving Suspensions

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.

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IL defense lawyerNo parent wants to hear that their teenage driver has gotten into a car accident, but it is bound to happen. Teens are notorious for their lack of judgment and their inability to foresee consequences of their actions, which is why it is not uncommon to hear about teenagers getting into car accidents. If your teenager has gotten into an accident, you are probably scared, disappointed or wondering what it means for the future of your child, but that depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident. Instead of panicking, here are some things you should do if your teenager has gotten into a car accident.

Call Emergency Services

The first step you should take after any car accident is making sure everyone is OK. If someone is injured, you should inform your teen to call 911 right away. If nobody has an injury, it is not required that you call 911, but it can be a smart idea.

Do Not Talk About Blame

If your teen is still at the scene of the accident when you are talking to them, tell them not to talk about blame with the other vehicle. This includes them admitting to blame or placing blame on the other vehicle. The car insurance company can use information like that to make decisions that are not in your favor.

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IL defense lawyerAll drivers on the road are subject to traffic laws that were put in place to protect the safety of others. Because of the large size of commercial motor vehicles (CMV), those who hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) are held to higher standards than other drivers, meaning they are also subject to certain traffic violations that other drivers are not. Some of these traffic violations can cause a driver to have their CDL disqualified or revoked. Most people who hold CDL’s use their CDL’s as a means for employment and becoming disqualified can put a great financial strain on their lives.

Types of Traffic Violations That Can Lead to Disqualification

There are a multitude of traffic violations that can cause you to lose your CDL. Some of these traffic violations are unacceptable no matter the type of vehicle you are driving, but some violations are specific to those driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).

Major Offenses

This category of offenses is serious offenses that could apply to almost any driver. Most of these offenses carry a disqualification period of one year for a first offense and include:

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