Rockford’s Traffic Defense Lawyer
While a citation for a traffic violation may seem like a small problem, a convinction can have serious and lasting consequences. You face points on your driving record, expensive fines, court fees, driving school fees, higher insurance rates, and more. With multiple convictions on your record, you could face suspension or revokation of all driving priviledges.
If you have received a citation for traffic violation in Illinois, Attorney Michael Myzia can help put you on solid footing to defend your case.
Legal Experience You Can Depend On
15 years of both prosecution and defense experience
Successfully litigated multiple cases involving death
Tried more than 50 jury trials to verdict
Traffic tickets can add up, both in terms of financial costs in the form of fines and court costs as well as in terms of the suspension of your driver’s license.
The reality of the matter is that a driver’s license is an absolute necessity for each and every one of us who is working, supporting or raising a family, or going to school. Many people do not appreciate what a series of convictions on traffic tickets will mean for them, their ability to drive, and, consequently, their ability to maintain a job and support a family.
Lasting Consequences for Convictions
There are some tickets that, upon a conviction, will result in a suspension of your license. Many of these types of tickets are citations that one would never dream of having the ramification of suspending a driver’s license. Often times, someone who pays a ticket over the counter with a clerk’s office or appears in court on their own does not realize the ramifications of a traffic ticket conviction until it is much too late.
Attorney Michael Myzia works with his clients to provide sound direction from the beginning of the case. The client knows going forward the different outcomes or possibilities available for each and every citation.
If your license has recently been suspended, please contact the office to review your traffic history and find out if there are steps that can be taken to shorten or eliminate the suspension of your license.
Speeding Tickets in Illinois
Speeding tickets in particular can impact your driving privileges. Speeding 35 or more miles an hour over the speed limit is a Class A Misdemeanor in Illinois. Such a ticket is punishable by up to a year in jail, a $2,500 fine, 2 years of probation or any combination of those punishments. Speeding 26 to 34 miles an hour over the speed limit is a Class B Misdemeanor. This means that such a ticket is punishable by up to 180 days in jail, a fine of $1,500, 2 years of probation or any combination of those punishments. On January 1, 2016, the sentencing provisions changed in regard to these types of tickets. It is absolutely essential that you retain an attorney who knows the sentencing particulars of these tickets.
If you are facing a traffic offense and want to keep your record clean, call Michael Myzia at (815) 345-4808 to discuss your case and all possible options.