Schaumburg Traffic Violation Lawyers
Many people find themselves in a situation where they need to hire a Schaumburg Traffic Violation Lawyer because they were cited by the Schaumburg Police Department for a traffic violation. Anyone who gets a traffic ticket under the Illinois Vehicle Code in the town of Schaumburg has their ticket sent to the courthouse in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The Rolling Meadows Courthouse is the District Three courthouse in Cook County. It is located at 2121 Euclid Ave in Rolling Meadows, IL.
Schaumburg is a large town in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Schaumburg has a population of about 75,000 people and many more visitors due to its large number stores. Schaumburg is home to Woodfield Mall, the 11th largest mall in the United States, as well as IKEA and many other retail stores. As you can imagine, there are many drivers within the town of Schaumburg, and as a result, officers write many traffic tickets there.
Speeding Tickets in Schaumburg, Illinois
One of the more common types of tickets is written by the Schaumburg Police Department is for speeding. In Illinois, there are three types of speeding tickets. The least serious of them is when you are cited for going 1 to 25 miles over the speed limit. This is a petty offense that is punishable by a fine only.
Aggravated Speeding Tickets in Schaumburg
If you’re caught speeding by a Schaumburg police officer, and you are between 26 and 34 miles over the speed limit, you are charged with a Class B Misdemeanor which is actually a criminal offense carries a maximum penalty of a $1,500 fine and up to six months in jail.
If you are caught by a Schaumburg police officer going 35 or more miles above the speed limit, you’re cited with a Class A criminal misdemeanor. You may be arrested by the police officer or he may just give you a ticket and require that you appear in court in Rolling Meadows courthouse. The maximum penalty for Class A aggravated speeding is up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine, plus court costs.
One of the bigger impacts of a criminal misdemeanor speeding ticket is that is can cause serious damage to your driving record, but also your criminal record. Obviously, most people wish to avoid this, so they hire a Schaumburg Traffic Violations Lawyer.
Traffic Accidents in Schaumburg
You may also find yourself in need of a Schaumburg traffic violation lawyer if you are involved in a traffic accident. Accidents seem to be common in Schaumburg, likely due to the congestion around Woodfield Mall, retail stores, and the maze of parking lots. We frequently see accidents ranging from small fender-benders in the parking lots to more serious accidents on a Golf Road and other major streets.
Driving Under the Influence in Schaumburg
Additionally, office defends a large number of DUI cases that originate out of Schaumburg. This is likely because there are many bars and restaurants within Schaumburg. A DUI can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Most first-time DUIs are charged as a misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. DUI charges can also have the impact of suspending your driver’s license.
Traffic Violations with a Commercial Drivers License
Our office also defends many traffic violations that are received by CDL holders in Schaumburg. There seemed to be a large number of CDL drivers in Schaumburg because it’s a large town with many businesses that require deliveries. There also some major highways that pass through Schaumburg.
If you’re a CDL driver and you receive a traffic violation, it is a smart idea to hire a Schaumburg Traffic Violation Lawyer to represent you and protect your driving record.
Schaumburg has a village prosecutor that prosecutes all petty tickets. The petty tickets are traffic violations, punishable by a fine only. The more serious types of offenses such as aggravated speeding, driving under the influence, or driving on a suspended or revoked license are criminal offenses that are prosecuted by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
If you need more information about a traffic violation in the Village of Schaumburg, please feel free to contact our office.