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Is Paying a Traffic Ticket My Only Option?

 Posted on May 30, 2022 in Criminal Defense

Joliet traffic violations lawyerYou pay taxes on your income, taxes on gas to fill up your car, and even taxes on household essentials. So when you get hit with an expensive traffic ticket that you know is going to fill the coffers of the government even further, it is natural to feel angry and frustrated. Aggressive parking and traffic ticket policies are often initiated to meet quotas and, rather than making the streets of Illinois safer, can instead have a highly detrimental impact on your wallet, ability to drive, and even hold down a job.

Fortunately, you can fight traffic violation tickets with the help of an experienced Illinois traffic ticket defense attorney. Doing so can help you save money and avoid some of the serious consequences of a traffic ticket because you accepted the results without fighting back. 

Why Should I Not Just Pay My Traffic Ticket? 

Paying for your ticket may seem like the easiest and fastest route, but paying for the ticket also means accepting the consequences of the behavior you were ticketed for. These include, but are not limited to: 

  • Suspended license
  • Revoked license
  • Points on your driving record
  • More expensive car insurance 
  • Criminal charges
  • Fines

A suspended or revoked license can lead to job loss, evictions, and other serious impacts on your everyday life. 

What Kind of Traffic Tickets Can I Fight? 

The most serious kinds of tickets may seem like the most natural to try to fight, but any kind of traffic ticket can be contested. These include, but are not limited to: 

  • Texting while driving 
  • Driving without a license
  • Driving without insurance
  • Failing to wear a seat belt
  • Failure to signal or yield
  • Transportation of an open container
  • Passing a school bus
  • Reckless driving
  • Running a red light

A great attorney can help you negotiate a more favorable penalty, argue against a ticket by finding errors in the police officer’s evidence or methods, and even get the ticket dropped altogether. 

Contact a Will County Traffic Ticket Lawyer

If you have gotten a traffic ticket, do not pay it without consulting an attorney first - you may be surprised by your options and how easy it can be to successfully fight parking tickets. Call the offices of McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC to schedule a free consultation with one of our aggressive Will County traffic ticket lawyers before more time goes by and the cost of your ticket increases. Contact us at 815-727-0100




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