DuPage County Teen Driving Violations Attorneys
Skilled Representation for Teen Driving Violations in St. Charles, Naperville, and Throughout Illinois
In Illinois, teen drivers are held to a very high standard. Teens who are convicted of traffic violations can face heavy fines, skyrocketing insurance rates, and loss of driving privileges for an extended period of time. If you are a teen and have been cited for any kind of moving violation, it is important to speak with an experienced teen traffic ticket lawyer so you understand your rights and options.
Since 1979, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices has provided skilled representation for teens charged with driving violations in Northern Illinois. Our award-winning attorneys are former prosecutors and public defenders with extensive experience successfully litigating criminal cases at all levels of the state and federal judicial systems. We have an in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of the Illinois courts, and we put this experience to work to help teens develop an effective defense strategy to secure a positive outcome in their case.
We are highly recognized not only for our experience and skill but for our down to earth approach and strong commitment to defending the rights of our clients. Our lawyers are honest, compassionate, accessible, and most of all approachable. We understand what is at stake for teens when they are faced with driving violations. We explore every legal avenue to reduce or eliminate the negative consequences so you can get back on the road as soon as possible.
Consequences for Teen Driving Violations in Illinois
Illinois uses a Graduated Driver’s License system for teens that is divided into three phases:
- Permit phase for drivers age 15;
- Initial licensing phase for drivers age 16-17; and
- Full licensing phase for drivers age 18-20.
During each phase, teens are required to maintain a clean driving record to graduate to the next phase. A moving violation conviction in the permit phase results in a nine month waiting period before they can apply for a driver’s license. During the initial and full licensing phases, a moving violation will extend their time within that phase. Two or more moving violations during these phases will result in a driver’s license suspension.
Illinois has a zero tolerance law for underage DUIs. This means that teens caught driving with any measurable trace of alcohol in their system face a driver’s license suspension upon conviction. If you are caught with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08 or higher (the legal limit for adults), you are subject to harsher penalties under the state DUI/DWI laws. Other serious offenses which could incur harsher penalties for teens include reckless driving, texting and/or cell phone use while driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
Contact an Experienced DuPage County Traffic Lawyer
Teens with convictions for any driving violations face tough consequences under Illinois law. At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we thoroughly examine the circumstances of each case and look for any holes that can be used to your advantage to have your charges reduced or eliminated. We offer free initial consultations and we keep extended evening and weekend hours for your convenience. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Illinois teen driving violations attorneys, contact our office today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100.