Traffic Ticket Defense

Illinois traffic laws are very complex. Having an experienced Illinois traffic ticket defense lawyer is essential to protect you from serious consequences, including high insurance rates, suspension and/or revocation of one’s driving privileges, and even jail time.

Paul F. Serkland, Attorney at Law, is an experienced traffic ticket defense lawyer who has both prosecuted and defended thousands of traffic tickets in Illinois. In his years of experience he has handled misdemeanor traffic tickets including:

  • Driving on a suspended or revoked license
  • No valid driver’s license
  • Reckless driving
  • Aggravated speeding
  • Drag racing
  • Leaving the scene of an accident (hit and run)

He has also prosecuted and defended petty offenses including:

  • Speeding
  • Speeding in a construction zone
  • Speeding in a school zone
  • Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident
  • Improper lane use
  • Disobeying traffic control device/stop sign
  • Passing a stopped school bus
  • Driving without insurance
  • Many other types of moving and equipment violations

Aggravated Speeding in Illinois

In 2011, the Illinois state legislature created a Class B mMisdemeanor aggravated speeding offense for traveling 30-39 miles per hour over the speed limit. Speeding by 40 miles per hour or greater had been a Class A Misdemeanor Offense.

In 2014, the Illinois legislature made speeding by 26-35 mph a Class B misdeameanor, and 36 and above, a Class A misdemeanor offense. The laws on these offenses are changing rapidly, and you need an experienced Lake County speeding ticket lawyer to defend you if you are charged with aggravated speeding. Paul F. Serkland has litigated hundreds of aggravated speeding offenses and has experience in successfully resolving these types of cases for his clients.

Mr. Serkland routinely handles tickets in Waukegan, Mundelein, Park City, Round Lake Beach, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridgeview, and Chicago (Daley Center). Call Paul F. Serkland, Attorney at Law, at 847-263-3740 to discuss your traffic ticket.