Traffic Ticket Defense

Cook County Traffic Ticket Attorney

A conviction for a speeding ticket or other driving offense can result in serious consequences, including jail time, expensive fines, a driver’s license suspension and auto insurance premium increases. If you were arrested for a traffic violation, it is advisable to hire a defense attorney with extensive experience successfully defending traffic offenses. Attorney Martin LaScola, of Gardi & Haught, Ltd., is committed to the highest level of client service, handling every case personally, with great care and attention to detail.

Schaumburg Traffic Ticket Attorney

Many people make the mistake of minimalizing the issuance of a traffic ticket, only to later realize the resulting serious consequences, such as expensive fines, points on your driving record, hundreds or thousands of dollars in increased insurance premiums, driver’s license suspension and in some cases jail time. Attorney LaScola represents clients charged with all traffic and driving offenses, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Speeding, including aggravated speeding, speeding in a school zone, speeding in a construction zone
  • Stop sign and red light violations
  • Failure to use turn signal
  • Driving with a suspended or expired license
  • Driving without insurance
  • DUI – driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • CDL violations – commercial driver violations
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Reckless driving
  • Texting or cellphone while driving
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • All others

Speeding

Speeding and other driving laws are constantly changing in Illinois, often resulting in confusion to drivers. As of January 2014, driving in excess of 35 miles per hour over the posted speed limit can result in a Class A Misdemeanor speeding violation. Similarly, driving 26 to 34 miles per hour over the posted limit can result in a Class B speeding violation. The changes also mean that Court Supervision – a preferred sentence because it does not result in a public record of conviction or affect insurance rates – is not available for either the Class A or B offense. In order to avoid the public record of conviction and its potential effects on insurance premium increases, a driver charged with either a Class A or Class B Misdemeanor should obtain qualified, experienced legal representation.

Chicago Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Attorney Martin LaScola, a former Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney, understands how traffic offenses are prosecuted – and how to defend against them. Attorney LaScola is an experienced, caring attorney who has defended thousands of clients in a wide variety of traffic and criminal cases. An attorney at Gardi & Haught, Ltd., and representing clients in Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, Will and McHenry counties. Attorney LaScola is available for a consultation to discuss your case, and can be reached at 847-944-9400.