Got a Traffic Ticket? Some Tips for Contacting an Attorney

April 6, 2016

When drivers get traffic tickets, they may have some questions about how to handle the situation.  Many people are new to the whole process, and taking care of the matter can leave many people frustrated or annoyed.  I would like to share a couple useful tips and pointers that can help people ensure the whole process of contacting an attorney is handled smoothly.  I will also share some examples of common mistakes people make when they're disputing or paying a ticket.  

Make sure to keep all the documents you are given from the police officer issuing the ticket.  Saving the original ticket can sometimes be important for disputing your charge.  There are some instances where information was written on the ticket erroneously.  This can sometimes be a factor in your dispute.  You may be expected to fax or e-mail your ticket to us.  Also, let your attorneys know if you receive additional correspondence regarding your ticket.  The attorneys at Illinois Advocates will be happy to explain any documents you may not understand.    

If you have a CDL (Commercial Driver's License), you'll want to make sure your attorney is aware.  If you rely on a CDL for your livelihood, you know that the stakes are higher when a CDL is involved.  The attorneys at Illinois Advocates understand how to best protect your CDL, and will want to give the traffic matter the special attention it deserves.

If you are disputing a ticket, be sure to call Illinois Advocates as soon as it is convenient to do so.  Waiting until the day before your court date will make things more difficult for us.  We recommend contacting us as soon as possible after you received your ticket.  The best time to call is the day you receive the ticket.