Traffic Violations And DUI Charges Can Have Serious Impacts On Your Future

Have you gotten a speeding ticket or another moving violation in Illinois? Do you face a charge for driving under the influence? If you answered yes to either question, you may feel as if your legal problem is minor. Unfortunately, moving violations can add up to seriously impact your life, and DUI convictions can have serious repercussions, affecting every aspect of your life — from your ability to find gainful employment to your freedom.

I understand the consequences both can have on my clients, which is why, here, at The Schor Law Firm, LLC, I devote so much of my practice to defending clients against traffic violations and DUIs.

The DUI Legal Process

In Illinois, a DUI charge is taken very seriously, and the consequences can be long-lasting. As a result, the DUI legal process is not like the process faced by those charged with other crimes.

For those who choose to fight a DUI charge, the first step in the legal process is the statutory summary suspension hearing. This hearing is a civil hearing regarding the automatic license suspension that occurs when a driver either fails a breath or blood test or refuses chemical testing. This hearing is only held if a request is filed within 90 days of receipt of the notice of suspension, so timing is critical.

Even if you choose to forego the administrative hearing, obtaining legal help early in the process is wise. By retaining me as your lawyer sooner, you give me more time to build a plan that will lessen the impact your DUI charge has on your future.

Minor Traffic Violations Are Not Always Minor

If you received a ticket for running a stop sign in the Chicago area, you may be tempted to simply pay the fine and go on with your life. However, it is important to realize that moving violations add up — literally. In Illinois, paying a traffic ticket equals admitting guilt, and the more tickets you receive and pay, the more points added to your license. If you amass too many points in too short of a time period, you risk losing your license.

With the help of an attorney, you may be able to receive supervision or have a traffic violation either dismissed or reduced to a nonmoving violation. While I cannot guarantee an outcome, if you already have points on your license, fighting a ticket may be the only way to protect your right to drive.

Get Answers To Your Questions Today

If you are facing a charge for DUI or you have received a traffic ticket, you can get the answers you need by taking advantage of my offer for a free initial consultation at my law office in Wilmette or my law office in Chicago. Call 312-206-3817 or email me to schedule a time to meet.