Traffic Defense

Traffic tickets should not be taken lightly in Illinois. Having a driver’s license is a privilege that the state can take away from you if your traffic violations are not handled properly. It is often extremely important to have an attorney that understands Illinois’ steep penalties for traffic violations.

Moving violations generally carry hefty fines and depending on your driving history, they can suspend your license in Illinois. Misdemeanor traffic violations can be punishable by jail. If you are charged with a serious traffic offense, you should consult an attorney immediately.

Attorney Stephanie Kemen defends traffic citations throughout Cook County nearly every day. If you have received a traffic citation, Attorney Stephanie Kemen has the experience to effectively represent you.


Traffic Offenses That Will Result In A License Revocation:

  • Reckless Homicide
  • Drag Racing
  • Driving Under The Influence (DUI)
  • Leaving The Scene Of An Accident Involving Injury
  • Aggravated Fleeing And Eluding

Misdemeanor Traffic Offenses Can Include:

  • Driving Under The Influence (DUI)
  • Driving On a Suspended or Revoked License
  • Speeding 30 mph or More Over The Speed Limit
  • Drag Racing
  • Reckless Driving

Traffic offenses that could result in a license revocation or suspension:

    • Driving Without A License
    • Unlawful Or Fradulent Use Of A Driver’s License
    • Driving On An Invalid License
    • Driving A Vehicle For Which A License Has Not Been Issued (driving a motorcycle without a motorcycle license)
    • Fleeing Or Attempting To Elude The Police
    • Leaving The Scene Of A Property Damage Accident
    • Possession Or Transportation Of Alcohol In A Motor Vehicle
    • Refusing to submit to chemical testing after an arrest for driving under the influence
    • Submission to chemical testing which reveals a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater or any amount of drug substance or compound resulting from the unlawful consumption of cannabis or a controlled substance

These are not complete lists of all violations which will result in a license revocation or suspension.

Full information can be obtained from the Illinois Secretary of State.


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