Chicago Teen Driving Ticket and Violations Attorney
Teen Driving Ticket and Violations Lawyer in Cook and DuPage County
Teenaged drivers are held to a stricter set of laws. Consequences for new and young drivers in Illinois are also greater. Common moving violations committed by teens are: speeding, reckless driving, and using a cell phone or texting while driving. If you are a teen driver facing such charges, you need to speak with an experienced attorney who will fight to keep your driving privileges.
Mr. Moretti has been serving clients in Cook and DuPage County for 20 years. At Moretti Law, P.C., Mr. Moretti will explain and help you understand the charges you are facing. He will inform you of all your rights and the options available to you. Mr. Moretti will then custom design a defense plan to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
Teen Driving in Illinois
Illinois uses a Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) system, which is separated into three phases. The first phase begins at age15. That is when a teen, with parent’s permission, obtains a driver’s permit, and enrolls in a driver’s education course. The first phase lasts for nine months, and the teen must pass the driver’s education course, and not receive any driving convictions to advance to the next phase.
The second phase is the initial license phase, and usually begins at ages 16 to 17. A teen must complete 50 hours of driving with parent’s permission, and must maintain a conviction-free driving record for six months prior to his or her 18th birthday in order move on to the third and final phase. The last phase of the GDL system is the full license phase at ages 18 to 20.
Within each phase of the GDL system, teen drivers need to maintain a clean driving record. If a teen driver receives a conviction for a moving violation in the second or third phase, the length of time in their current phase is extended. Also, if they receive convictions for two or more moving violations, their driving privileges will be suspended. They will also be required to take a remedial driver education course, and they will have to pay a $70 reinstatement fee.
The Illinois Secretary of State takes moving violations committed by teen drivers seriously. If you are a teen driver, and have received a ticket for a moving violation, you need to speak with an experienced traffic violation lawyer before you go to court.
Contact a Teen Driving Ticket and Violations Attorney in Cook and DuPage County
You need a lawyer with the knowledge and experience to handle cases involving teen drivers. Mr. Moretti has represented teen drivers with graduated driver’s licenses charged with various moving violations throughout Cook and DuPage County. Through his considerable and successful work with his clients, he has earned the respect of judges and prosecutors. He knows the laws and court procedures, and for the last 20 years he has obtained verdicts of not guilty, dismissed charges, and more.
If you have received a moving violation or ticket and are a teen driver, contact 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 who will fight for your rights in the courtroom.