Cook and DuPage County Seat Belt Violation Attorney
Chicago Seat Belt Violations Lawyer
Illinois law requires all persons in a vehicle to be buckled up and wearing a seat belt, and police officers may ticket drivers who are not wearing a seat belt. This can be done through seat belt checkpoints or by pulling your car over. If you are pulled over for a separate traffic violation, the police officer can also add a citation onto the ticket for not wearing a seat belt.
Mr. Moretti has experience handling seat belt violation tickets. He has served the Cook and DuPage County areas for 20 years, defending clients cited for traffic violations. He works with his clients to get them the most favorable outcome possible. Mr. Moretti will review your case and plan a strategic defense and give you the personal attention you deserve.
Seat Belt Checkpoints
Illinois police officers set up seat belt checkpoints at various times of year and day. One type of checkpoint is a formal stop checkpoint. Police officers will set up a checkpoint where you will be required to stop, and if requested, show them your license and insurance. At these stops, police officers may cite or ticket you for any violation they see, including not wearing your seat belt, texting or using your cell phone while driving, or driving under the influence (DUI).
Another type of checkpoint police officers utilize is less conventional. They will usually be in plain clothes and gather on corners by the stoplights. When a light turns red, they will walk up to cars to check to see if everyone in the car is wearing a seat belt. If they see anyone in violation of the seat belt law, they will have you pull over into an adjoining parking lot.
Each person in a vehicle is required to wear a seat belt while in a car. If the passenger is under eight years old, they are required to be in a proper child restraint seat. If you are a driver under the age of 18 and have a graduated driver’s license, you will receive a warning for the first offense, but may have your license suspended or revoked if you receive two or more violations in a 24-month period.
Contact a Chicago Seat Belt Violations Attorney
If you have been cited for a seat belt violation, you deserve a lawyer with the knowledge and experience of the court system and procedures to defend your rights. Mr. Moretti has served the Chicago area for over 20 years defending clients who have been charged with traffic violations and received verdicts of dismissed charges, plea bargain with no jail time, and more.
If you have been cited for a seat belt violation in Illinois, contact the office of Moretti Law, P.C. today at 312-861-1084 for a complimentary consultation. Moretti Law, P.C. has three offices conveniently located in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Oak Brook. You deserve an experienced lawyer on your side in the courtroom.