Standing Up For Drivers Accused Of Traffic Violations
Driving to and from work and around town is a routine part of everyday life that feels like second nature. It is no wonder, then, that drivers can make mistakes behind the wheel without ill intent or even being aware of the violation. However, if a police officer catches them, it can have serious consequences. When Illinois drivers face legal penalties for traffic violations, they trust us at Shyama S. Parikh, P.C., to defend them.
The Types Of Traffic Violations Our Firm Handles
At Shyama S. Parikh, P.C., our traffic violation lawyers represent drivers accused of a variety of offenses, including:
- Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license
- Driving without insurance
Whether you’ve been issued a speeding ticket or have had criminal charges pressed against you for reckless driving, we are prepared to take your case on and craft a defense strategy that protects your rights and freedom.
Common Mistakes To Avoid After A Traffic Violation
If police accuse you of a traffic violation, there are a few things you can do to help your case.
Do not admit guilt. The police do not always have sufficient probable cause to pull drivers over. Officers sometimes try to trick drivers into admitting they did something wrong, to justify the stop. If you get stopped by the police and the officer asks, “Do you know why I stopped you today?” do not volunteer any information. Instead, make the officer say why they pulled you over.
Do not just pay the ticket. While it can be quicker and easier just to pay a ticket, doing so could have lasting consequences. Just paying a ticket can result in your license being suspended, depending on what the ticket is for. It is essential to know what you have been charged with and the ramifications of having the violation on your driving record. Drivers under the age of 21 have specific license restrictions, and a traffic violation may result in an extension of these restrictions. A traffic ticket lawyer can help you understand the penalties you are facing and fight to keep your record clean.
Do not delay getting legal help. Putting off contacting an attorney until a couple of days before you appear in court limits your legal options. When our traffic violation attorneys have more time to work on your case, we have more opportunities to achieve a positive result or improve the outcome of your situation.
Finally, do not go to court without legal representation. Having legal help does not just affect the outcome of your case. It can also help you get your issue resolved more quickly. In Waukegan County, people in traffic court who have an attorney are given priority on court days.
How Our Lawyers Help Drivers Facing Traffic Violations
At Shyama S. Parikh, P.C., we do everything in our power to help our clients. We work with them personally so that we understand their situation and goals. Then, we explore and weigh the legal options, selecting the strategy that will be most effective. For us, it is about protecting your rights and driving privileges.
Speak To A Traffic Violations Attorney Today
If you are dealing with an alleged traffic violation, we are ready to assist. To get started, contact us to arrange a free, 30-minute consultation. You can reach our office by phone at 847-557-1517, or you may submit an appointment request form online.