Traffic Violations

It is critical to defend your case against all moving violations, no matter how insignificant they may seem. Even a ticket for failing to stop at a stop sign or traffic light can affect your driving record. Your auto insurance premiums may rise, and just a few violations may cause you to lose your license.

Attorney Linda Watson offers free initial consultations in all practice areas, and she is experienced in defending clients throughout central Illinois in minor traffic violations to serious criminal traffic charges. As a former local prosecutor, Ms. Watson is familiar with the goals prosecutors have in each case. You are always better off with knowledgeable legal representation than attempting to defend yourself. Ms. Watson can help you fight speeding tickets, DUI charges and reckless driving charges.

When you are facing charges that could strip you of your driving privileges or be recorded on your criminal record, you need a Peoria traffic violations lawyer who can advocate for your best possible result.

The Advantages of a Criminal Defense Attorney

Whether your case involves a civil or a criminal traffic violation, it is critical to have legal representation from a criminal defense attorney who can aggressively and convincingly defend your case.

The consequences of pleading or being found guilty of even minor traffic offenses can have heavy impacts on your livelihood. Ms. Watson can fully evaluate your case and offer you solid defense while working to reduce the possibility of fines, insurance surcharges, license suspension or revocation, a jail/prison sentence and other costs for any traffic violation, including:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to stop
  • Failure to signal
  • Failure to wear a safety belt
  • Improper use of a child safety seat
  • Texting while driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Hit-and-run (also known as leaving the scene of an accident)
  • Driving without insurance
  • Driving on a suspended or revoked license
  • DUI/DWI
  • Vehicular manslaughter

Driving With a Suspended License in Peoria

If you are caught driving with a suspended or revoked license in Illinois, you could face jail time of up to a year and up to a $2,500 fine on your first two offenses. On a third offense, you face felony charges and prison sentencing. Consult with attorney Watson as soon as your license has been suspended. Losing your license can cause significant hardships such as restricting your ability to get to work or school. Ms. Watson can help you appeal your license suspension and get your license reinstated, or she can work to obtain a hardship license to allow you limited driving privileges.

Contact Watson Law for a Peoria Traffic Violations Lawyer

Traffic violations can significantly impact your life without much warning. Contact Watson Law online, or call 309-733-4395 or toll free at 888-357-4339 to schedule a free initial consultation, even about minor traffic violations. Watson Law is centrally located in downtown Peoria, and offers flexible scheduling and reasonable fees to meet the needs of its clients. The firm accepts all major credit cards.