Yorkville Illinois Traffic Tickets Information

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Traffic tickets are a common occurrence in Yorkville, Illinois. Make sure you know your rights as a driver and what to do if you receive a traffic citation in Yorkville. Visit: https://andrewnickel.com/traffic-ticket-yorkville/

Yorkville​ ​Illinois​ ​Traffic​ ​Tickets

As​ ​a​ ​former​ ​supervisor​ ​of​ ​the​ ​traffic,​ ​DUI​ ​and​ ​misdemeanor​ ​division​ ​of​ ​Kendall​ ​County,​ ​we​ ​know

how​ ​to​ ​help​ ​you​ ​solve​ ​your​ ​traffic​ ​ticket​ ​problems.​ ​Visit​ ​our​ ​website​ ​for​ ​more​ ​information​ ​on

traffic​ ​tickets​ ​in​ ​Yorkville​ ​and​ ​to​ ​better​ ​understand​ ​your​ ​rights​ ​as​ ​a​ ​driver​ ​in​ ​Illinois

Driving​ ​While​ ​Suspended​ ​or​ ​Revoked​ ​License​ ​in​ ​Illinois

Driving​ ​with​ ​a​ ​suspended​ ​or​ ​revoked​ ​license​ ​can​ ​lead​ ​to​ ​serious​ ​penalties​ ​for​ ​the​ ​average

person.​ ​Without​ ​aggressive​ ​legal​ ​help​ ​from​ ​a​ ​skilled​ ​criminal​ ​attorney,​ ​you​ ​could​ ​be​ ​facing​ ​up​ ​to

a​ ​year​ ​in​ ​jail.

Speeding​ ​Offenses​ ​Yorkville,​ ​IL

Most​ ​traffic​ ​tickets​ ​are​ ​petty​ ​offenses,​ ​then​ ​there’s​ ​aggravated​ ​speeding.​ ​Due​ ​to​ ​a​ ​recent​ ​law

change,​ ​heavy​ ​speeding​ ​can​ ​now​ ​land​ ​you​ ​a​ ​misdemeanor​ ​charge.​ ​Work​ ​with​ ​our​ ​team​ ​to

determine​ ​how​ ​to​ ​reduce​ ​or​ ​eliminate​ ​the​ ​charges​ ​against​ ​you.

Reckless​ ​Driving​ ​Yorkville​ ​Illinois

Reckless​ ​driving​ ​is​ ​when​ ​a​ ​person​ ​drives​ ​with​ ​a​ ​total​ ​disregard​ ​for​ ​the​ ​safety​ ​of​ ​persons​ ​or

property.​ ​If​ ​there​ ​are​ ​injuries​ ​to​ ​others,​ ​you​ ​could​ ​be​ ​looking​ ​at​ ​a​ ​felony.

Fleeing​ ​&​ ​Eluding​ ​a​ ​Police​ ​Office​ ​in​ ​Yorkville

Fleeing​ ​and​ ​eluding​ ​a​ ​police​ ​officer​ ​is​ ​a​ ​misdemeanor​ ​and​ ​if​ ​it​ ​is​ ​deemed​ ​as​ ​aggravated,​ ​the

charges​ ​will​ ​become​ ​a​ ​felony.​ ​We​ ​understand​ ​the​ ​nuances​ ​of​ ​the​ ​law,​ ​the​ ​courtrooms​ ​and​ ​the

prosecutors,​ ​which​ ​we​ ​will​ ​use​ ​to​ ​benefit​ ​your​ ​situation.


Passing​ ​a​ ​School​ ​Bus​ ​Yorkville

Passing​ ​a​ ​school​ ​bus​ ​is​ ​an​ ​automatic​ ​conviction​ ​with​ ​a​ ​penalty​ ​of​ ​a​ ​suspended​ ​license.​ ​The​ ​only

way​ ​out​ ​of​ ​this​ ​consequence​ ​is​ ​to​ ​have​ ​the​ ​charge​ ​amended​ ​by​ ​a​ ​prosecutor.

Leaving​ ​the​ ​Scene​ ​of​ ​an​ ​Accident​ ​in​ ​Yorkville

Leaving​ ​the​ ​scene​ ​of​ ​an​ ​accident​ ​in​ ​Illinois​ ​will​ ​lead​ ​to​ ​a​ ​misdemeanor​ ​criminal​ ​charge,​ ​if​ ​there

were​ ​injuries​ ​involved​ ​in​ ​the​ ​accident​ ​then​ ​it​ ​could​ ​be​ ​a​ ​felony.​ ​We​ ​work​ ​tirelessly​ ​for​ ​all​ ​our

clients​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​all​ ​the​ ​facts​ ​and​ ​pursue​ ​the​ ​best​ ​outcome​ ​possible.

Driving​ ​While​ ​Suspended​ ​or​ ​Revoked​ ​in​ ​Yorkville,​ ​Illinois

Traffic​ ​incidents​ ​in​ ​Yorkville​ ​can​ ​quickly​ ​become​ ​serious​ ​nuisances.​ ​We​ ​have​ ​tried​ ​countless

bench​ ​trials​ ​and​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​get​ ​results​ ​for​ ​our​ ​clients.

Driving​ ​while​ ​your​ ​license​ ​is​ ​suspended​ ​or​ ​revoked​ ​(DWLS/R)​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Class​ ​A​ ​misdemeanor,

punishable​ ​by​ ​a​ ​maximum​ ​possible​ ​penalty​ ​of​ ​up​ ​to​ ​one​ ​year​ ​in​ ​the​ ​county​ ​jail​ ​and​ ​a​ ​$2500​ ​fine.

There​ ​are​ ​many​ ​reasons​ ​one’s​ ​license​ ​could​ ​be​ ​suspended,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​too​ ​many​ ​traffic​ ​tickets,

tollway​ ​violations​ ​or​ ​parking​ ​tickets,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​DWLS/R​ ​charges​ ​are​ ​treated​ ​similarly.

If​ ​your​ ​license​ ​is​ ​suspended​ ​in​ ​relation​ ​to​ ​a​ ​DUI​ ​or​ ​statutory​ ​summary​ ​suspension,​ ​however,

there​ ​are​ ​several​ ​mandatory​ ​sentencing​ ​provisions.

There​ ​are​ ​two​ ​aspects​ ​any​ ​DWLS/R​ ​case:

● The​ ​criminal​ ​case​ ​of​ ​DWLS/R;​ ​and

● The​ ​consequences​ ​the​ ​case​ ​may​ ​have​ ​on​ ​your​ ​privilege​ ​to​ ​drive.

The​ ​Criminal​ ​Case

As​ ​mentioned​ ​above,​ ​DWLS/R​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Class​ ​A​ ​misdemeanor.​ ​DWLS/R​ ​charges​ ​are​ ​notoriously

difficult​ ​to​ ​fight​ ​in​ ​court.​ ​All​ ​the​ ​State​ ​needs​ ​to​ ​show​ ​is​ ​that​ ​you​ ​were​ ​driving,​ ​to​ ​which​ ​the​ ​officer

will​ ​testify,​ ​and​ ​that​ ​your​ ​license​ ​was​ ​suspended​ ​or​ ​revoked,​ ​which​ ​it​ ​can​ ​do​ ​with​ ​a​ ​certified​ ​copy


of​ ​your​ ​driving​ ​record.

The​ ​only​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​challenge​ ​a​ ​DWLS/R​ ​case​ ​is​ ​if​ ​the​ ​officer​ ​lacked​ ​a​ ​valid,​ ​legal​ ​reason​ ​to​ ​pull

you​ ​over​ ​or​ ​if​ ​no​ ​one​ ​saw​ ​you​ ​actually​ ​driving,​ ​even​ ​if​ ​you​ ​later​ ​admitted​ ​you​ ​were.​ ​Because

these​ ​situations​ ​are​ ​uncommon,​ ​having​ ​an​ ​attorney​ ​that​ ​is​ ​experienced​ ​in​ ​negotiating​ ​with

prosecutors,​ ​or​ ​who​ ​knows​ ​when​ ​you​ ​are​ ​better​ ​off​ ​not​ ​negotiating​ ​at​ ​all,​ ​is​ ​essential.

DUI​ ​&​ ​Alcohol-related​ ​Suspensions

If​ ​your​ ​license​ ​is​ ​revoked​ ​from​ ​a​ ​DUI​ ​conviction​ ​or​ ​if​ ​you​ ​have​ ​a​ ​statutory​ ​summary​ ​suspension

(SSS)​ ​from​ ​being​ ​arrested​ ​for​ ​a​ ​DUI,​ ​your​ ​charge​ ​is​ ​very​ ​serious.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​had​ ​a​ ​prior​ ​charge

of​ ​DWLS/R​ ​your​ ​case​ ​can​ ​be​ ​charged​ ​as​ ​a​ ​felony​ ​if​ ​it​ ​has​ ​not​ ​been​ ​already.​ ​Even​ ​if​ ​this​ ​is​ ​your

first​ ​DWLS/R,​ ​if​ ​you​ ​are​ ​on​ ​an​ ​SSS​ ​and​ ​are​ ​eligible​ ​for​ ​an​ ​MDDP​ ​(blow-and-go),​ ​but​ ​chose​ ​not

to​ ​get​ ​one,​ ​your​ ​case​ ​can​ ​be​ ​charged​ ​as​ ​a​ ​felony.​ ​If​ ​either​ ​of​ ​these​ ​situations​ ​applies​ ​to​ ​you​ ​and

your​ ​case​ ​is​ ​still​ ​charged​ ​as​ ​a​ ​misdemeanor​ ​it​ ​is​ ​vital​ ​that​ ​you​ ​have​ ​legal​ ​representation.

It​ ​is​ ​much​ ​easier​ ​to​ ​convince​ ​a​ ​prosecutor​ ​to​ ​not​ ​charge​ ​you​ ​with​ ​a​ ​felony​ ​than​ ​it​ ​is​ ​to​ ​convince

her​ ​to​ ​reduce​ ​a​ ​felony​ ​back​ ​to​ ​a​ ​misdemeanor.

Even​ ​if​ ​your​ ​case​ ​is​ ​a​ ​misdemeanor,​ ​there​ ​are​ ​several​ ​mandatory​ ​sentencing​ ​requirements.​ ​For

example:

● A​ ​first​ ​offense​ ​requires​ ​either​ ​10​ ​days​ ​in​ ​jail​ ​or​ ​240​ ​community​ ​service​ ​hours;

● A​ ​second​ ​offense​ ​requires​ ​either​ ​30​ ​days​ ​in​ ​jail​ ​or​ ​300​ ​community​ ​service​ ​hours;​ ​and

● A​ ​third​ ​offense​ ​mandates​ ​30​ ​days​ ​in​ ​jail​ ​with​ ​NO​ ​option​ ​for​ ​community​ ​service.

● A​ ​second​ ​offense​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Class​ ​4​ ​felony,​ ​but​ ​the​ ​more​ ​prior​ ​offenses​ ​you​ ​have,​ ​the​ ​higher

the​ ​class​ ​of​ ​felony

The​ ​Consequences​ ​on​ ​your​ ​Driver’s​ ​License​ ​in​ ​Illinois

Just​ ​like​ ​any​ ​other​ ​misdemeanor,​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a​ ​range​ ​of​ ​sentencing​ ​possibilities.

The​ ​sentence​ ​you​ ​are​ ​given​ ​has​ ​a​ ​huge​ ​impact​ ​on​ ​your​ ​driving​ ​privileges.​ ​Specifically,​ ​if​ ​you

receive​ ​court​ ​supervision​ ​the​ ​impact​ ​is​ ​minimal;​ ​if​ ​you​ ​receive​ ​a​ ​conviction​ ​(probation​ ​or

conditional​ ​discharge)​ ​the​ ​suspension​ ​of​ ​your​ ​license​ ​will​ ​be​ ​extended​ ​by​ ​at​ ​least​ ​three​ ​months.

Even​ ​if​ ​your​ ​license​ ​is​ ​now​ ​valid​ ​and​ ​you​ ​are​ ​convicted​ ​of​ ​DWLS/R,​ ​your​ ​license​ ​will​ ​be

re-suspended​ ​for​ ​at​ ​least​ ​3​ ​months.


Speeding​ ​Offenses​ ​in​ ​Yorkville,​ ​Illinois

Normally,​ ​speeding​ ​is​ ​a​ ​petty​ ​offense.​ ​Like​ ​with​ ​most​ ​traffic​ ​offenses​ ​in​ ​Yorkville​,​ ​court

supervision​ ​is​ ​an​ ​option​ ​with​ ​a​ ​fine​ ​and​ ​possible​ ​traffic​ ​school​ ​(traffic​ ​school​ ​is​ ​mandatory​ ​for

offenders​ ​under​ ​21).​ ​If,​ ​however,​ ​you​ ​are​ ​speeding​ ​more​ ​than​ ​25​ ​miles​ ​per​ ​hour​ ​over​ ​the​ ​posted

speed​ ​limit,​ ​your​ ​case​ ​is​ ​a​ ​misdemeanor.​ ​Additionally,​ ​depending​ ​on​ ​where​ ​you​ ​are​ ​speeding,

other​ ​mandatory​ ​consequences​ ​may​ ​apply.

Speeding​ ​26​ ​to​ ​34​ ​mph​ ​over​ ​the​ ​posted​ ​speed​ ​limit:

A​ ​recent​ ​change​ ​in​ ​the​ ​law​ ​makes​ ​it​ ​a​ ​Class​ ​B​ ​misdemeanor​ ​if​ ​you​ ​are​ ​speeding​ ​in​ ​this​ ​range.

Furthermore,​ ​the​ ​law​ ​does​ ​not​ ​allow​ ​a​ ​sentence​ ​of​ ​court​ ​supervision,​ ​so​ ​speeding​ ​26-24​ ​over

the​ ​limit​ ​is​ ​a​ ​mandatory​ ​misdemeanor​ ​conviction.​ ​That​ ​means​ ​a​ ​plea​ ​or​ ​finding​ ​of​ ​guilty​ ​will

result​ ​in​ ​a​ ​conviction​ ​that​ ​will​ ​appear​ ​both​ ​on​ ​your​ ​driving​ ​record​ ​and​ ​on​ ​your​ ​criminal​ ​record.

Depending​ ​on​ ​your​ ​driving​ ​record,​ ​it​ ​may​ ​be​ ​possible​ ​to​ ​get​ ​the​ ​charge​ ​reduced​ ​to​ ​a​ ​petty

offense.

Speeding​ ​35+​ ​mph​ ​over​ ​the​ ​posted​ ​speed​ ​limit:

A​ ​Class​ ​A​ ​misdemeanor.​ ​Like​ ​speeding​ ​26-34​ ​over​ ​the​ ​limit,​ ​court​ ​supervision​ ​is​ ​not​ ​an​ ​option.​ ​If

you​ ​plead​ ​guilty​ ​or​ ​are​ ​found​ ​guilty​ ​it​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​a​ ​conviction​ ​on​ ​your​ ​driving​ ​and​ ​criminal

records.

Speeding​ ​in​ ​a​ ​Yorkville​ ​School​ ​Zone:

Although​ ​this​ ​offense​ ​is​ ​still​ ​a​ ​Petty​ ​Offense,​ ​conviction​ ​is​ ​mandatory,​ ​as​ ​is​ ​a​ ​$250​ ​minimum

fine.​ ​The​ ​only​ ​way​ ​to​ ​avoid​ ​these​ ​consequences​ ​is​ ​for​ ​the​ ​prosecutor​ ​to​ ​amend​ ​the​ ​charge.


Speeding​ ​in​ ​a​ ​Construction​ ​Zone:

A​ ​Petty​ ​Offense,​ ​this​ ​offense​ ​includes​ ​a​ ​mandatory​ ​minimum​ ​fine​ ​of​ ​$375.​ ​Two​ ​violations​ ​within

two​ ​years​ ​results​ ​in​ ​an​ ​automatic​ ​90​ ​day​ ​suspension​ ​of​ ​driving​ ​privileges.

Reckless​ ​Driving​ ​in​ ​Illinois

It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​common​ ​misconception​ ​that​ ​anyone​ ​act​ ​will​ ​constitute​ ​reckless​ ​driving,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​driving​ ​at

an​ ​extremely​ ​high​ ​rate​ ​of​ ​speed.​ ​Reckless​ ​driving​ ​is​ ​when​ ​a​ ​person​ ​drives​ ​with​ ​a​ ​total​ ​disregard

for​ ​the​ ​safety​ ​of​ ​persons​ ​or​ ​property.

Reckless​ ​driving​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Class​ ​A​ ​misdemeanor​ ​in​ ​most​ ​cases.​ ​If​ ​an​ ​accident​ ​occurred​ ​in​ ​which

anyone​ ​was​ ​seriously​ ​injured​ ​it​ ​can​ ​be​ ​charged​ ​as​ ​a​ ​Class​ ​4​ ​Felony.​ ​Additionally,​ ​multiple

convictions​ ​can​ ​result​ ​in​ ​revocation​ ​of​ ​your​ ​driving​ ​privileges.

Fleeing​ ​&​ ​Eluding​ ​a​ ​Police​ ​Officer

A​ ​Class​ ​A​ ​Misdemeanor,​ ​punishable​ ​by​ ​a​ ​maximum​ ​possible​ ​penalty​ ​of​ ​one​ ​year​ ​in​ ​jail​ ​and/or​ ​a

$2500​ ​fine.​ ​ ​Any​ ​conviction​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​automatic​ ​revocation​ ​of​ ​driving​ ​privileges,​ ​although

supervision​ ​is​ ​a​ ​possible​ ​sentencing​ ​option.​ ​ ​For​ ​more​ ​information​ ​about​ ​sentencing,​ ​please​ ​see

the​ ​Criminal​ ​Law​ ​page.

Aggravated​ ​Fleeing​ ​&​ ​Eluding​ ​a​ ​Police​ ​Officer

A​ ​first​ ​offense​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Class​ ​4​ ​Felony;​ ​a​ ​second​ ​or​ ​subsequent​ ​offense​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Class​ ​3​ ​Felony.​ ​Court

supervision​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​possible​ ​sentence​ ​in​ ​felony​ ​cases,​ ​so​ ​pleading​ ​guilty​ ​or​ ​being​ ​found​ ​guilty

will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​the​ ​automatic​ ​revocation​ ​of​ ​your​ ​driving​ ​privileges.

Fleeing​ ​and​ ​eluding​ ​a​ ​police​ ​officer​ ​becomes​ ​“aggravated,”​ ​and​ ​therefore​ ​a​ ​felony,​ ​when​ ​any​ ​of

the​ ​following​ ​occurs​ ​while​ ​the​ ​offender​ ​is​ ​fleeing​ ​and​ ​eluding:

● The​ ​vehicle​ ​was,​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time,​ ​traveling​ ​21​ ​miles​ ​or​ ​more​ ​over​ ​the​ ​posted​ ​speed;

● bodily​ ​harm​ ​caused​ ​to​ ​any​ ​individual;

● Property​ ​damage​ ​in​ ​excess​ ​of​ ​$300;

● offender​ ​disobeyed​ ​two​ ​or​ ​more​ ​traffic​ ​control​ ​devices;​ ​or



the​ ​vehicle​ ​involved​ ​had​ ​a​ ​registration​ ​plate​ ​that​ ​was​ ​altered​ ​or​ ​concealed.

Passing​ ​a​ ​School​ ​Bus

A​ ​Petty​ ​Offense,​ ​a​ ​conviction​ ​is​ ​mandatory​ ​and​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​an​ ​automatic​ ​suspension​ ​of​ ​your

driving​ ​privileges.​ ​The​ ​only​ ​way​ ​to​ ​avoid​ ​the​ ​conviction​ ​and​ ​suspension​ ​of​ ​driving​ ​privileges​ ​is

for​ ​the​ ​charge​ ​is​ ​amended​ ​by​ ​the​ ​prosecutor.

Depending​ ​on​ ​if​ ​this​ ​is​ ​your​ ​first​ ​or​ ​second+​ ​offense,​ ​the​ ​length​ ​of​ ​the​ ​suspension​ ​will​ ​vary:

● Suspension​ ​of​ ​driving​ ​privileges​ ​for​ ​first-time​ ​offender​ ​is​ ​for​ ​three​ ​months.

● Suspension​ ​of​ ​driving​ ​privileges​ ​for​ ​2nd​ ​or​ ​subsequent​ ​offense​ ​is​ ​for​ ​five​ ​years.

● Also​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​minimum​ ​fine​ ​of​ ​$150​ ​for​ ​first​ ​offense,​ ​$500​ ​for​ ​second​ ​offense.

Leaving​ ​the​ ​Scene​ ​of​ ​an​ ​Accident

A​ ​Class​ ​A​ ​misdemeanor.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​accident​ ​involved​ ​a​ ​death​ ​or​ ​personal​ ​injury​ ​the​ ​charge​ ​is​ ​a

Class​ ​4​ ​Felony.

Furthermore,​ ​if​ ​the​ ​accident​ ​involved​ ​a​ ​death​ ​or​ ​personal​ ​injury​ ​a​ ​conviction​ ​is​ ​mandatory​ ​will

result​ ​in​ ​automatic​ ​revocation​ ​of​ ​driving​ ​privileges.

Street​ ​Racing​ ​in​ ​Illinois

A​ ​first​ ​offense​ ​of​ ​Street​ ​Racing​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Class​ ​A​ ​Misdemeanor;​ ​the​ ​minimum​ ​possible​ ​fine​ ​is​ ​$250.​ ​A

second​ ​offense​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Class​ ​4​ ​Felony;​ ​the​ ​minimum​ ​possible​ ​fine​ ​is​ ​$500,​ ​plus​ ​court​ ​costs.​ ​Any

conviction​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​automatic​ ​revocation​ ​of​ ​driving​ ​privileges.

Unlicensed​ ​Driving

Driving​ ​without​ ​a​ ​valid​ ​driver’s​ ​license​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Class​ ​B​ ​misdemeanor.​ ​A​ ​single​ ​violation​ ​can​ ​cause

your​ ​driving​ ​privileges​ ​to​ ​be​ ​suspended,​ ​even​ ​if​ ​you​ ​have​ ​never​ ​had​ ​a​ ​license,​ ​increasing

possible​ ​penalties​ ​for​ ​any​ ​future​ ​driving​ ​offenses.

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