St. Charles Traffic Ticket Defense Attorney

Aggressive Attorneys for Traffic Violation Throughout Kane County

Most of us have been ticketed for a traffic violation at some point in our lives. With minor violations and infractions such as speeding or failing to signal for a lane change, there may only be a fine and no jail time attached. More serious violations can be charged as misdemeanors, with a conviction becoming part of your criminal record. Whether it is a minor infraction or misdemeanor traffic charge, it is always best to speak with a knowledgeable traffic violations lawyer to assess your case and review your legal options.

At Goostree Law Group, we are here to assist you with your motor vehicle violation charge. Former DuPage County prosecutor Jeff Muntz handles all of our traffic violations cases, as well as other criminal defense matters. Jeff worked in the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office for over eight years, and he knows how the system works from the inside. Jeff has successfully handled numerous traffic tickets and other motor vehicle violations for clients, and he puts his extensive experience to work to thoroughly analyze your situation and explore every potential legal avenue toward obtaining the most favorable outcome possible.

Attorney Muntz assists clients with all types of traffic tickets and moving violations, including but not limited to:

  • Speeding and Excessive Speeding
  • Reckless Driving
  • DUI
  • Seat Belt Violations
  • Texting While Driving/Cell Phone Violations
  • Running a Stop Sign or Red Light
  • School Zone and Construction Zone Violations
  • Lane Violations
  • Driving With a Suspended or Revoked License
  • Driving Without Insurance
  • Driving With Expired License Plates
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Violations
  • Driving With Unpaid Tickets
  • Fleeing the Scene of an Accident
We have successfully represented clients and achieved positive case results in a wide variety of situations. In one notable case in Kane County, our client was charged with Reckless Driving and Driving While License Suspended. The Reckless Driving charge was dismissed, and we negotiated a guilty plea for the Driving While License Suspended charge, resulting in a sentence of court supervision.

Consequences for Traffic Violations in Illinois

Penalties for traffic tickets and motor vehicle violations vary widely depending on the offense. While minor infractions are not charged criminally, they can still be costly. For example, a speeding ticket for only going 1-10 MPH over the speed limit carries a fine and could impact your driver's license. In addition to risking the loss of your driving privileges, minor infractions can also cause your insurance rates to go up. For commercial drivers, the consequences may be even more severe, as you may risk being pulled off the road and losing your livelihood.

If you are charged with a misdemeanor traffic offense, you are looking at criminal charges on top of the administrative driver's license issues you are already dealing with. Misdemeanors carry much higher fines and the possibility of up to one year in county jail for the most serious offenses. A conviction also becomes part of your criminal record, which can adversely impact your life. Examples of misdemeanor traffic offenses include aggravated speeding (driving more than 26 MPH over the speed limit), reckless driving, and DUI.

Contact an Experienced Batavia Traffic Ticket Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a traffic violation, the worst thing you can possibly do is ignore it. You must either pay the fine, plead guilty, or fight the charges. In most cases, it is best to contest the charges and do what you can to get them reduced or dismissed. This can be difficult on your own, however, especially if you do not know your way around the courthouse.

Attorney Jeff Muntz can take a look at your situation and provide a free case analysis for you. He can give you an honest assessment of your chances if you contest the violation, and he can help you determine the best course of action. To schedule your free consultation with Attorney Muntz, contact us today at 630-584-4800.

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