Getting pulled over by Chicago police is something nobody enjoys. Short of having them write you a ticket and maybe even humiliate you should they pick up a hint of belligerence, most people dread police pullovers. When this happens, there’s a lot of anxiety and questions in the 30-odd seconds before the police officer gets out of his vehicle and comes walking to your driver window.
Are you looking for a Chicago traffic ticket attorney? Please give us a call today on 312-220-7000 for more information on your legal options for compensation. We’ve helped countless numbers of people over the last two decades get out of tickets as well as have charges dropped. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about legal costs until we’re done.
Here are some of the most common reasons for police pulling you over in Chicago:
1. Speeding – This can mean going over the speed limit in the area you’re in, but it can also mean driving markedly faster in comparison to other drivers on the same stretch or road or highway. The current speed limit on our highways is 70mph: that being said, this is only applicable for about 87 percent of all interstate highways. Cook county and nearby surrounding Chicago counties still maintain a 55 mph limit. According to the law, if you so much go 25 mph over the speed limit, you may be charged with a misdemeanor offense and may have to do jail time.
2. Compliance Violations – A tricked out car is a dream for many male drivers who want something extra that catches the attention of other drivers. That being said, if you choose to tint your windows heavily or install loud exhaust pipes and earth-vibrating speakers, expect to be pulled over. In addition, if you neglect to fix burned out headlights, re-attach a fallen plate sticker, or reinstall a dysfunctional license plate, expect a visit from the cops.
3. Cellphone Use – Distracted driving is one of the biggest killers on our roads. It therefore comes as no surprise that police officers will stop and ticket you should they spot you using your cellphone, ipad or any other handheld device while on the road.
Chicago Traffic Offenses Lawyer Help
All in all, traffic tickets in Chicago can be doled out for frivolous reasons, and police officers have been known to not follow the correct procedure when ticketing as well as forwarding the case to be heard. If you believe that the police officer who ticketed you didn’t act in good faith, please give us a call today on 312-220-7000 and we’ll see how best to help you fight the ticket or have it revoked. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.