Rolling Meadows Illinois Rules of the Road Attorney
Police and prosecutors take Illinois rules of the road seriously — particularly when it comes to DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, or misdemeanor speeding and other serious traffic violations.
In Illinois, Driving Is a Privilege, Not a Right
Under state law, if you are involved in a traffic accident, either physically or as a material witness to the events at the scene, it is against the law to remove your vehicle from the scene except by police directive, or when to provide for your own safety or the safety of others at the scene.
If you were pulled over under suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI), or for any traffic violation, you are required to bring your vehicle to an immediate stop on a safe shoulder of the road and follow the police officer's instructions precisely. Too often, drivers are given a field sobriety test and charged with DUI simply because they were unwilling or unable to follow instructions at the scene of the traffic stop. Anything you do to raise suspicion at a traffic stop can — and will — be used against you if you are charged with DUI or other serious traffic violation.
Experienced Illinois Traffic Violations Defense Lawyer
If you are facing additional charges for violating rules of the road at a traffic stop in Cook County, DuPage County or Lake County, Illinois, call the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley in Rolling Meadows, to arrange a free consultation about fighting your charges. Violations added on to traffic tickets can be charged as misdemeanors, putting you in jeopardy of facing a serious fine, community service and possible jail time. Even a "slap-on-the-wrist" penalty to teach you a lesson will still show up as a conviction and can take years to remove from your record.
Learn more at the official Illinois DMV Website. Get your online copy of Illinois Rules of the Road.
We have experience representing drivers who have been charged with violating Illinois rules of the road, such as:
- Leaving the scene of an accident, hit and run
- Fleeing the pursuit of a police officer
- Refusal to submit to a field sobriety test
- Resisting arrest at the scene of a traffic stop
- Misdemeanor speeding, reckless driving
- Driving on a suspended or revoked license
- Driving without a valid driver's license
- Illegal stopping or parking
- Failure to yield right of way
- Commercial driver's license violations
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From offices in Rolling Meadows, the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley represents clients in Schaumburg, Arlington Heights and Palatine, and communities throughout the greater metropolitan Chicago area. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Rolling Meadows Illinois Rules of the Road attorney today.