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Do I Need A Lawyer For Traffic Court in Joliet?

 Posted on February 13,2017 in Traffic Violations

Joliet Traffic ViolationsMany Will County residents believe that a traffic violation is a minor legal issue that does not require the assistance of an attorney.  Unfortunately, many people do not realize that even a minor traffic violation can result in serious consequences. You should consider consulting with an attorney for Joliet traffic violations

Traffic Violations in Will County

A driver in Joliet can be charged with many different types of traffic violations including:

Moving Violations: The Illinois Secretary of State[1] website lists various moving violations including speeding, disregarding a traffic light and improper lane usage.  If you are convicted of one such moving violation, it remains listed on your driving record for a period of four to five years and three moving violations in a year can result in the suspension of your driving privileges.

Non-Moving Violations: There are also non-moving violations in Joliet including driving without insurance[2] and driving with expired registration

Serious Criminal Charges

While most Joliet traffic violations are relatively minor and can be resolved by a skilled criminal defense attorney with only a few court appearances, serious criminal charges, such as reckless driving or driving under the influence[3], can involve life-altering consequences including: 

  • Significant fines

  • Requirement to pay victim restitution

  • Required drug and/or alcohol treatment

  • Jail time. 

Contact an Experienced Joliet Criminal Defense Attorney

A criminal traffic violation can damage your driving record as well as your personal criminal record.  If you have been arrested or charged with a Joliet criminal traffic violation, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to review your case and determine the defense strategy most appropriate for your situation.  It may also be necessary to determine if your rights were violated in any way by local law enforcement.

The majority of Will County criminal traffic violations are based on the evidence that the officer on the scene of the crime provides to the prosecutor and the judge. Many times, the officer does not have sufficient proof and the charges can be dismissed or reduced.  If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, it is important to speak to our team of skilled Joliet criminal defense attorneys lead by attorney Joel Brown, a former Will County Assistant State Attorney who prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases and knows the ins and outs of how to build your best defense.  Contact Reeder & Brown, P.C.., today for a free consultation.  Call our office today at 815-885-5980 for legal assistance or use our online contact form.


[1] Illinois moving violations

[2] Driving without insurance

[3] Driving under the influence

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