As drivers, we all dread looking in the rear view mirror and seeing flashing lights. A traffic stop can be a major inconvenience and may result in considerable fines and points on your license, depending on the type of traffic violation. However, protecting your rights and your safety should be a top priority. The following are tips to guide you in these situations.
Traffic violations in Illinois range from minor infractions to serious offenses that can result in criminal charges. Officers can pull you over for something as simple as having a brake light out or for not signaling before making a turn. The circumstances surrounding the stop and your actions while being ticketed dictate whether the situation will escalate.
As reports of police harassment and officer-involved shootings continue to make headlines across the country, it is important to be aware of what to do during a traffic stop, both to protect your safety and your legal rights. The Illinois Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recommends the following tips:
Even an otherwise minor traffic ticket can come with heavy fines and other penalties, while doing damage to your driving record and potentially raising your insurance rates. Reach out and contact Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C. before accepting any pleas or making a payment to find out how our Illinois traffic violation attorneys can help.
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