DuPage County Uninsured Driver Lawyers
Skilled Assistance with Violations for Driving Without Insurance in Illinois
Driving without insurance can lead to serious consequences including heavy fines and fees to have your vehicle registration reinstated. Aggravated circumstances such as causing bodily harm to another person while operating an uninsured motor vehicle can incur criminal charges as well. If you have been cited for driving a vehicle without insurance in Illinois, it is important to speak with an experienced traffic violation lawyer, so you understand your rights and options.
Since 1979, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices has provided skilled legal guidance to individuals cited for driving without insurance in Chicago and throughout Northern Illinois. Our award-winning attorneys are former prosecutors and former public defenders with an in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of the Illinois judicial system. We understand what it takes to minimize or eliminate the consequences of legal problems and secure positive outcomes for our clients.
We are highly recognized by our peers not only for our experience and skill but also for our tireless commitment to defending the rights of our clients. Our lawyers are honest, straightforward, accessible and approachable. We know that even a so-called petty traffic offense such as driving without insurance can create costly problems down the road, and we do everything possible to keep this from happening to our clients.
Driving Without Insurance in Illinois
To be in compliance with Illinois law, you must have both liability and uninsured motorist coverage on your vehicle. The minimums are as follows:
- $25,000 per person;
- $50,000 per accident; and
- $20,000 for property damage.
During the vehicle registration process, you agree to maintain these minimum coverages. Illinois monitors vehicle insurance compliance through random questionnaires and verification of proof during vehicle traffic stops. If you fail to respond to a questionnaire with the required information or fail to provide proof of insurance at a traffic stop, you face a minimum fine of $500 and suspension of your license plates. You may also be required to file an SR-22 certificate with the Illinois Secretary of State (SOS) if you have multiple offenses. If you are driving without insurance and cause an accident with injuries to others, you may also be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by fines of up to $2,500 and up to one year in county jail.
There are ways to avoid most (if not all) of the consequences of driving a vehicle without insurance, depending on the circumstances. At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we thoroughly examine your case and help you obtain SR-22 insurance (if necessary) so you can get back on the road again. We can also represent you at your Secretary of State hearing. For a free consultation with one of our skilled driving without insurance lawyers in Illinois, contact our office today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100.