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Illinois DMV Point System Defense Lawyer

Do Not Lose Your Right To Drive – We Can Help

Illinois follows a points system for traffic violations. Points add up for even minor traffic tickets, such as failure to keep in the proper lane and driving five miles per hour over the speed limit. Amassing enough points within a certain time period may lead to license suspension. Driving on a suspended license could result in imprisonment.

We know how to negotiate to ultimately get your penalties reduced or your charges completely dismissed. The Law Office of Philip R. Nathe offers experienced legal representation for traffic violations throughout Naperville and across the state. Reach out now for a free consultation.

Understanding the Potentially Steep Consequences

The Illinois DMV points system adheres to the following traffic violation consequences:

  • Speeding: Anywhere from five to 50 points, depending on speed
  • Texting while driving or using a handheld cell phone: 20 points
  • Failure to keep in the proper lane: 20 points
  • Failure to obey a traffic sign: 20 points
  • Illegal passing: 20 points
  • Tailgating: 25 points
  • Failure to yield right-of-way: 15 to 20 points
  • Railroad crossing violations: 20 points
  • Possessing an open alcohol container: 25 points
  • Reckless driving: 55 points
  • Failure to stop and exchange information after an accident (hit and run): 25 to 50 points

Accumulating three traffic violations within a year may result in license suspension. Drivers who have not had a suspended license in the last seven years will see the following consequences:

  • 15 to 44 points: Two-month suspension
  • 45 to 74 points: Three-month suspension
  • 75 to 89 points: Six-month suspension
  • 90 to 99 points: Nine-month suspension
  • 100 to 109 points: 12-month suspension
  • 110 or more points: Driver's license revocation

When you pay a traffic ticket, you are automatically pleading guilty to an offense that will add points to your record. Before you do anything with your citation for a traffic violation, contact a lawyer who understands the complexities of traffic laws. An attorney can advise on your options to minimize the impact on your driving record and privilege to drive.

Connect With a Naperville Traffic Violations Attorney

Firm founder and attorney Philip R. Nathe has decades of experience in criminal and traffic law. Our firm knows how to negotiate to get your ticket dismissed. Reach out today. Call 630-416-7600, toll free at 888-583-6197, or set up a free consultation by emailing us.

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