A Lake County Illinois Criminal Defense Attorney explains the new Misdemeanor Alternative Prosecution Program

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In June 2017 the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office introduced a new Misdemeanor Alternative Prosecution Program. In the past deferred prosecutions in Lake County were sometimes available informally only at the discretion of a particular prosecutor. This new program now officially offers defendants an opportunity to get certain misdemeanor charges dismissed upon successful completion of the program. I am familiar with this new program having recently secured the first Misdemeanor Alternative Prosecution Agreement for a client who qualified for the Program.

ELIGIBILITY FOR MISDEMEANOR ALTERNATIVE PROSECUTION AGREEMENT

There are several specific eligibility requirements set forth by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office that can potentially bar a defendant from taking advantage of this program and include:

  1. Defendant has a prior conviction
  2. Defendant has prior 410 or 550/10 drug probation
  3. Defendant in currently on supervision or supervised supervision
  4. Defendant is an active gang member
  5. Defendant is charged with a violent, domestic or sex offense
  6. The Defendant’s pending case involves the use of or setting of fire
  7. The Defendant is charged with a DUI offense
  8. The Defendant is charged with using a weapon
  9. The Defendant committed an offense while on bond
  10. Defendant has previously participated in a Lake County Specialty Court Program or a First Offender Program form another jurisdiction
  11. Defendant is currently under an Order of Protection
  12. Defendant is not a resident of Lake County
  13. Non DUI traffic matters are not eligible
  14. The State’s Attorney’s Office retains sole discretion to accept or reject any applicant from the Program for any reason at the discretion of the State’s Attorney.

MISDEMEANOR ALTERNATIVE PROSECUTION APPLICATION AND CONDITIONS

A defendant may request to participate through their attorney at the initial arraignment date or on the first pretrial date. A continuance may be ordered to allow the State’s Attorney’s Office to determine if the defendant is eligible to participate in the program. If a defendant is accepted into the program a Misdemeanor Alternative Prosecution Program Agreement will be entered and the case will be continued for approximately 6 months for the defendant to complete the terms of the program which may include, alcohol or drug evaluation and treatment, restitution, public service, fees and court costs. The nature and circumstances of each case will dictate which conditions the defendant will be required to meet. Compliance with the conditions of the program are monitored through the Lake County Compliance Department. It is also important to note that a guilty plea is entered by the defendant when the Misdemeanor Alternative Prosecution Agreement is entered and a failure to meet the agreed conditions in the program may result in a new sentencing on the charge and not a dismissal. Please contact the Richard Albanese Law Office located across the street from the Lake County Courthouse if you are facing misdemeanor charges in Lake County to discuss your options. You can reach Richard at 312-882-1973 or http://www.criminalandtrafficdefenseattorney.com.

I’m an Michigan Driver with a Speeding Ticket in Wisconsin, what are the consequences? A Wisconsin Traffic and Criminal Defense Attorney outlines the advantages of hiring a lawyer to represent you on a speeding ticket in Dane County, Madison, Kenosha, Racine, Lake Geneva and other locations in Wisconsin.

OVERVIEW: PENALTIES FOR MICHIGAN DRIVERS WITH SPEEDING TICKETS IN WISCONSIN

Michigan and Wisconsin share contiguous geographic borders and it is not uncommon for Michigan licensed drivers to travel into Wisconsin for work or pleasure. Unfamiliar with changing speed limits or certain areas in Wisconsin could lead to speeding tickets or other citations for Michigan drivers that could result in serious consequences to the Michigan drivers record once the convictions are reported to the Michigan Secretary of State. The Michigan Secretary of State confirms that action will be taken on out-of-state violations and comparable points can be assessed to the Michigan Driver’s record. Please visit here for confirmation and further details: http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-5647_12539_71028-88474–,00.html

The accumulation of points for the Michigan is similar to the point structure in Wisconsin as 12 points in a given period will result in a Suspension of the Michigan driver’s license. Please visit here for a detailed outline of Michigan traffic offenses and corresponding points:

 http://www.michigan.gov/documents/OffenseCode_73877_7.pdf

WHAT CAN A WISCONSIN TRAFFIC ATTORNEY DO TO HELP PROTECT A MICHIGAN LICENSED DRIVER?

Although speeding offenses can transfer and get reported to Michigan from Wisconsin there is still hope for relief for Michigan Drivers. Generally speaking, with proper representation many Wisconsin State and Municipal prosecutors are willing to amend a speeding charge to a non-moving violation when appropriate for respectful drivers with a otherwise clean record. The end result is that an Michigan Driver can pay an amended ticket in Wisconsin that will have no impact on their Michigan License. Once you have retained Richard Albanese you will likely not have to appear in court to contest your ticket, which saves not only a long trip back to Wisconsin from Michigan, but also saves time and the expense of having to take a day off work to appear on a citation. Please feel free to contact the Richard Albanese Law Office today at 312-882-1973 or visit us on the web at: http://www.criminalandtrafficdefenseattorney.com or at RichardAlbaneseLawOffice@gmail.com for a free consultation on your speeding ticket in Kenosha, Racine, Dane County, Lake Geneva, and any other location in Wisconsin.

I’m an Illinois licensed driver with a Wisconsin OWI case. Do I need a OWI or DUI Defense Attorney licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Wisconsin?

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If you are an Illinois driver with an OWI case in Wisconsin you will immediately face many important, time sensitive decisions on how best to handle that case. The first and most important decision is finding the OWI or DUI defense attorney best qualified to represent Illinois drivers who get an OWI or DUI in Wisconsin. There are certainly mainly highly skilled DUI and OWI lawyers in both Illinois and Wisconsin representing clients in their own respective states, but if they are not licensed in BOTH states they are generally not familiar with the laws of states outside their own jurisdiction and may be unsure as to the specific penalties you face in Illinois.

While handling some OWI cases in Wisconsin can be viewed as a quick and easy process when compared to DUI cases in Illinois the results for the Illinois driver can be devastating once the Illinois Secretary of State learns if there was a Wisconsin conviction. I provide a full case analysis and up front plan of action to Illinois drivers with OWI cases in Wisconsin as to the specific immediate and long term consequences and penalties they are facing in both Wisconsin and Illinois. The best course of action for a Wisconsin resident with an OWI  is usually NOT the best course of action for a Illinois Driver with a Wisconsin OWI. I have had many clients tell me that they spoke to Wisconsin lawyers who told them they could only handle the Wisconsin side of the case and had no idea how a certain disposition would affect the client’s driving privileges in Illinois. Conversely speaking some of the top DUI attorneys in Illinois would not know about the nuances of Wisconsin law or what dispositions are possible to save your Illinois driving privileges. It is crucial to know all your options and potential consequences up front, before you find out that your Wisconsin case revoked your Illinois license indefinitely. As OWI and DUI cases can be very expensive due to not only attorneys fees, but also court costs and increased insurance premiums it makes sound financial sense to have one attorney licensed in both states versus two attorneys in both Illinois and Wisconsin for an OWI case.

I take great pride in providing my Illinois clients with comprehensive representation on a Wisconsin OWI  case and my representation does not end at the border.  I evaluate the evidence in each case and propose the best strategy for the OWI case in Wisconsin and also the Secretary of State penalties in Illinois that often occur and surprise Illinois drivers. I also am affiliated with qualified attorneys across Illinois who handle Secretary of State Reinstatement Hearings when needed.

As an licensed Illinois and Wisconsin OWI and DUI Defense Attorney I have been featured in the May 2013 “Docket” Legal Publication, a Lake County Illinois Bar Journal. For a more thorough discussion and explanation of Wisconsin OWI penalties for Illinois Drivers please read my article on Illinois Drivers and Wisconsin OWI offenses here on pages 18-19: http://www.lakebar.org/images/stories/pdfs/docket/vol_2003_may_2013.pdf

If you are an Illinois driver with an OWI case in Wisconsin please contact the Richard Albanese Law Office today for a free consultation and case evaluation to learn what consequences you may be facing in Illinois and Wisconsin and what your individual options may be. You can reach the Richard Albanese law office at (312) 882-1973, by email at RichardAlbaneseLawOffice@gmail.com, or on the web at http://www.criminalandtrafficdefenseattorney.com.

 

 

An Illinois and Wisconsin Licensed Criminal Defense Attorney explains the consequences of a Wisconsin Speeding ticket conviction for an Illinois Driver.

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It is unfortunate that many uninformed drivers in Illinois choose the quick and easy way out when it comes to speeding tickets they received in Wisconsin. I have recently received many calls from Illinois drivers that were told by a friend, colleague at work, family member and even the Wisconsin police to just pay a Wisconsin ticket. The problem with this well intentioned advice is that the people giving the advice are not trained attorneys licensed in both Illinois and Wisconsin. Even attorneys licensed in either Illinois or Wisconsin often are not aware of the consequences to drivers outside their respective states. I am an attorney that takes great pride in staying informed of the consequences in both States. The costs of an out of state conviction can multiply fast down the road. These consequences include potential suspension of driving privileges in Illinois, increased insurance premiums and further expenses involving the reinstatement of an Illinois driver’s license. Often times people have received bad advice or simply don’t know the law in Illinois regarding out of state convictions. Let’s explore the issues and consequences further.

ILLINOIS LICENSE SUSPENSION FOR THREE CONVICTIONS

In Illinois, if a driver receives three convictions for any moving violations in a twelve month period, their license will be suspended in Illinois. Illinois law provides that a driver is eligible for court supervision twice within a twelve month period as well. Court supervision does not count as a conviction and will not cause a suspension of driving privileges. In essence you can get two supervisions and still have convictions to spare if the tickets are far enough apart and the prosecutors and judges are willing to grant the two supervisions without imposing a conviction. The imposition of court supervision also serves to reduce the risk of increased insurance premiums as these citations are not generally reported to insurance companies. Illinois traffic laws allow for momentary lapses in judgment with regard to speeding but for Illinois drivers who get ticketed in Wisconsin, the law may not be so forgiving.

COURT SUPERVISION NOT RECOGNIZED IN WISCONSIN LAW

Unlike the Illinois system, Wisconsin law does not recognize the concept of court supervision and thus EVERY disposition of a speeding ticket is a conviction when a guilty or no contest plea is entered. The imposition of a conviction against someones driving record most commonly occurs when an Illinois driver gets a Wisconsin speeding ticket and then just sends in payment. Once the ticket is paid the conviction is entered and then reported to Illinois where it becomes part of the driver’s record with the Secretary of State, unlike a Supervision disposition. Insurance companies will also be made aware of the conviction and increased premiums could result that stay in place for years, penalizing an Illinois Driver with added expense for years to come that all could have been avoided if they are eleigible for an amended charge.

HOW THE RICHARD ALBANESE LAW OFFICE STRIVES TO PROTECT ILLINOIS DRIVERS

Although Court Supervision is not an option in Wisconsin there is still hope for relief for Illinois Drivers. Generally speaking, with proper representation most Wisconsin State and Municipal prosecutors are willing to amend a speeding charge to a non-moving violation when appropriate for respectful drivers with a otherwise clean record. The end result is that an Illinois Driver can pay a modified ticket in Wisconsin that will have no impact on their Illinois License. Once you have retained Richard Albanese you will likely not have to appear in court to contest your ticket, which saves not only a long trip back to Wisconsin from Illinois, but also saves time and the expense of having to take a day off work to appear on a citation. Please feel free to contact the Richard Albanese Law Office today at 312-882-1973 or at http://www.criminalandtrafficdefenseattorney.com or at RichardAlbaneseLawOffice@gmail.com for a free consultation on your speeding ticket in Kenosha, Racine, Dane County, Lake Geneva, and any other city in Wisconsin.

A Lake County Criminal and Traffic Defense Attorney Explains the Consequences and Options for Speeding in A Construction Zone Ticket In Round Lake Beach, Park City or Mundelein Courts in Lake County, Illinois

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There seems to be one constant condition that drivers face in Lake County, Illinois, Construction. There are not only numerous construction zones on Interstate 94 that run directly through the heart of Lake County, but also construction zones on Highway 41 and more recently in and around lesser traveled roads near Round Lake Beach and the surrounding communities. I have noticed in my practice the Lake County Sheriff enforcing these construction zone laws more vigorously lately by issuing an increasing number of tickets for Speeding in a Construction Zone. Drivers often go to court in round Lake Beach or Mundelein or Park City without an attorney and plead guilty to these construction zone tickets without realizing the consequences, which I will explain in detail here.

FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF PLEADING GUILTY TO A CONSTRUCTION ZONE TICKET

The worst thing an uninformed driver can do is go to their first court date and plead guilty to a speeding in a construction zone ticket. Not only does the driver face harsher immediate consequences in fines and costs but also the potential for license suspension with another offense. The Illinois Law governing Speeding in a Construction Zone in Lake County Illinois can be found under section 625 ILCS 5/11-605.1, which I will provide a copy of in its entirety below. I would like to highlight the minimum fine of $250 per ticket, which does not include courts costs or the $125 hireback fund assessment bringing the total to $375 as we often see on the Construction Zone warning signs on the highway. In addition to these fines, costs and assessments a second offense carries a $750 minimum fine plus a $250 hireback fund assessment and additional court costs creating a situation where a driver will be liable for a ticket in excess of $1,000 minimum. In addition Illinois law provides that a second violation for Speeding in a Construction zone in Lake County Illinois will result in a 90 day driver’s license suspension. Additional consequences for having one or more of these tickets could also include increased insurance premiums over a period of several years.

IMPACT OF WORKERS PRESENT VS. NO WORKERS PRESENT IN CONSTRUCTION ZONE?

Some drivers believe the high fines and costs are only associated with Speeding in a Construction Zone tickets with workers present. This is not the case. The law does not differentiate monetary fines based on the presence of workers, however if workers were present as is often noted on the ticket it is a potentially aggravating factor that may cause a prosecutor to seek a higher fine or potentially not amend the charge depending on the circumstances.

WHAT CAN A LAKE COUNTY TRAFFIC DEFENSE ATTORNEY DO ABOUT MY SPEEDING IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE TICKET?

An experienced Lake County Traffic and Criminal Defense attorney can save you not only time and money but may also save your license in certain situations. If you have a clean driving record I may be able to resolve your case with an amended traffic violation such as a regular petty speeding ticket without the Construction Zone language in the charge. Another tactic may be to set your case for trial and hope for a potential dismissal of the charge if the Prosecutor is unable to proceed with the case on the trial date. Please contact the Richard Albanese Law Office today for a free, detailed consultation on your Speeding in a Construction Zone ticket in Lake County at the Round Lake Beach courthouse or the Mundelein or Park City Courthouses. Richard Albanese can be reached at (312) 882-1973.

ILLINOIS CONSTRUCTION ZONE LAW

   Sec. 11-605.1. Special limit while traveling through a highway construction or maintenance speed zone.
    (a) A person may not operate a motor vehicle in a construction or maintenance speed zone at a speed in excess of the posted speed limit when workers are present.
    (a-5) A person may not operate a motor vehicle in a construction or maintenance speed zone at a speed in excess of the posted speed limit when workers are not present.
    (b) Nothing in this Chapter prohibits the use of electronic speed-detecting devices within 500 feet of signs within a construction or maintenance speed zone indicating the zone, as defined in this Section, nor shall evidence obtained by use of those devices be inadmissible in any prosecution for speeding, provided the use of the device shall apply only to the enforcement of the speed limit in the construction or maintenance speed zone.
    (c) As used in this Section, a "construction or maintenance speed zone" is an area in which the Department, Toll Highway Authority, or local agency has posted signage advising drivers that a construction or maintenance speed zone is being approached, or in which the Department, Authority, or local agency has posted a lower speed limit with a highway construction or maintenance speed zone special speed limit sign after determining that the preexisting established speed limit through a highway construction or maintenance project is greater than is reasonable or safe with respect to the conditions expected to exist in the construction or maintenance speed zone.
    If it is determined that the preexisting established speed limit is safe with respect to the conditions expected to exist in the construction or maintenance speed zone, additional speed limit signs which conform to the requirements of this subsection (c) shall be posted.
    Highway construction or maintenance speed zone special speed limit signs shall be of a design approved by the Department. The signs must give proper due warning that a construction or maintenance speed zone is being approached and must indicate the maximum speed limit in effect. The signs also must state the amount of the minimum fine for a violation.
    (d) A first violation of this Section is a petty offense with a minimum fine of $250. A second or subsequent violation of this Section is a petty offense with a minimum fine of $750.
    (e) If a fine for a violation of this Section is $250 or greater, the person who violated this Section shall be charged an additional $125, which shall be deposited into the Transportation Safety Highway Hire-back Fund in the State treasury, unless (i) the violation occurred on a highway other than an interstate highway and (ii) a county police officer wrote the ticket for the violation, in which case the $125 shall be deposited into that county's Transportation Safety Highway Hire-back Fund. In the case of a second or subsequent violation of this Section, if the fine is $750 or greater, the person who violated this Section shall be charged an additional $250, which shall be deposited into the Transportation Safety Highway Hire-back Fund in the State treasury, unless (i) the violation occurred on a highway other than an interstate highway and (ii) a county police officer wrote the ticket for the violation, in which case the $250 shall be deposited into that county's Transportation Safety Highway Hire-back Fund.
    (e-5) The Department of State Police and the local county police department have concurrent jurisdiction over any violation of this Section that occurs on an interstate highway.
    (f) The Transportation Safety Highway Hire-back Fund, which was created by Public Act 92-619, shall continue to be a special fund in the State treasury. Subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and approval by the Secretary, the Secretary of Transportation shall use all moneys in the Transportation Safety Highway Hire-back Fund to hire off-duty Department of State Police officers to monitor construction or maintenance zones.
    (f-5) Each county shall create a Transportation Safety Highway Hire-back Fund. The county shall use all moneys in its Transportation Safety Highway Hire-back Fund to hire off-duty county police officers to monitor construction or maintenance zones in that county on highways other than interstate highways.
    (g) For a second or subsequent violation of this Section within 2 years of the date of the previous violation, the Secretary of State shall suspend the driver's license of the violator for a period of 90 days. This suspension shall only be imposed if the current violation of this Section and at least one prior violation of this Section occurred during a period when workers were present in the construction or maintenance zone.
(Source: P.A. 97-830, eff. 1-1-13; 98-337, eff. 1-1-14.)

I’m an Illinois licensed driver with a Wisconsin Speeding Ticket. Can a Criminal Defense Attorney licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin help me avoid a Conviction on my driving record?

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It is unfortunate that many drivers in Illinois choose the quick and easy way out when it comes to speeding tickets they received in Wisconsin. I have received many calls from Illinois drivers that were told by the Wisconsin police to just pay a ticket. Although this may be the best advice for Wisconsin drivers it certainly is not the best choice for Illinois Licensed Drivers. The costs of an out of state conviction can multiply fast down the road. The consequences include potential suspension of driving privileges in Illinois, increased insurance premiums and further expenses involving the reinstatement of an Illinois driver’s license. Often times people have received bad advice or simply don’t know the law in Illinois regarding out of state convictions. Let’s explore the issues and consequences further.

 ILLINOIS LICENSE SUSPENSION FOR THREE CONVICTIONS 

In Illinois, if a driver receives three convictions for any moving violations in a twelve month period, their license will be suspended in Illinois. Illinois law provides that a driver is eligible for court supervision twice within a twelve month period as well. Court supervision does not count as a conviction and will not cause a suspension of driving privileges. In essence you can get two supervisions and still have convictions to spare if the tickets are far enough apart and the prosecutors and judges are willing to grant the two supervisions without imposing a conviction. The imposition of court supervision also serves to reduce the risk of increased insurance premiums as these citations are not generally reported to insurance companies. Illinois traffic laws allow for momentary lapses in judgment with regard to speeding but for Illinois drivers who get ticketed in Wisconsin, the law may not be so forgiving.

COURT SUPERVISION NOT RECOGNIZED IN WISCONSIN LAW

Unlike the Illinois system, Wisconsin law does not recognize the concept of court supervision and thus EVERY disposition of a speeding ticket is a conviction when a guilty or no contest plea is entered. The imposition of a conviction against someones driving record most commonly occurs when an Illinois driver gets a Wisconsin speeding ticket and then just sends in payment. Once the ticket is paid the conviction is entered and then reported to Illinois where it becomes part of the driver’s record with the Secretary of State, unlike a Supervision disposition. Insurance companies will also be made aware of the conviction and increased premiums could result that stay in place for years, penalizing an Illinois Driver with added expense for years to come that all could have been avoided.

HOW THE RICHARD ALBANESE LAW OFFICE PROTECTS ILLINOIS DRIVERS

Although Court Supervision is not an option in Wisconsin there is still hope for complete relief for Illinois Drivers. Generally speaking, with proper representation most Wisconsin State and Municipal prosecutors are willing to amend a speeding charge to a non moving violation when appropriate for respectful drivers with a otherwise clean record. The end result is that an Illinois Driver can pay a modified ticket in Wisconsin that will have no impact on their Illinois License. Once you have retained Richard Albanese you will likely not have to appear in court to contest your ticket, which saves not only a long trip back to Wisconsin from Illinois, but also saves time and the expense of having to take a day off work to appear on a citation. Please feel free to contact the Richard Albanese Law Office today at 312-882-1973 or at http://www.criminalandtrafficdefenseattorney.com or atRichardAlbaneseLawOffice@gmail.com for a free consultation on your speeding ticket in Kenosha, Racine, Dane County, Lake Geneva, and any other city in Wisconsin.

My Child is a College Student from Illinois with an Illinois Driver’s License that goes to School at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin and got a Speeding Ticket in Dane County Wisconsin. How can a Illinois and Wisconsin Criminal Traffic Defense Attorney help me with this Ticket?

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Welcome to the Richard Albanese Law Office Blog. Today I will be discussing a popular area of law that I get questions about almost daily. If you or your child live in Illinois and got a Speeding Ticket near Madison or Dane County, Wisconsin there are some basic things you need to know to protect your driver’s license and insurance rates once you get back to Illinois. Although a ticket can come from anywhere a person is stopped within any state, the majority of tickets come from cars being pulled over on the highways of Wisconsin and the citing authorities are generally the Wisconsin State Police or a Dane County Sheriff. I will first explain what to do step by step in this process including explaining the potential consequences of a Wisconsin ticket and what your best course of action will be to deal with the the police and later the Wisconsin ticket once you get back to Illinois.

Getting Pulled Over near Madison or Dane County Wisconsin

You are headed back to School  or home after a trip to Madison or another Wisconsin city on I-94 and near Madison in Dane County you suddenly see lights from a squad car behind you, now what? The best course of action is to pull over as soon as possible and as far over into the shoulder as possible for the safety of the approaching officer. This will demonstrate you are quickly responding to the officer’s authority. Next, sit and wait for the officer to come to you with your hands at the top of the steering wheel and do not get out of you car as that action will put an officer on the defensive. When approached remain polite and do not argue with the officer about the speed if he tells you how fast you were going. Often the officer may exercise discretion and write you a ticket for lower than the speed you were traveling if it is a borderline call. This may in turn make it easier to have a chance at reducing the ticket to an alternative violation that will not affect your Illinois Driver’s License or Insurance rates. Do not pay the ticket when you get home regardless of what the officer tells you. I have had many Illinois clients tell me a well intentioned Wisconsin police officer advised them a speeding ticket was a minor offense and that if paid would not affect their Illinois Driver’s License. While most speeding tickets in Kenosha, Wisconsin are considered minor non-criminal forfeitures for Wisconsin drivers the impact and consequences are much greater for and Illinois Driver who gets a speeding ticket in Kenosha, WI. It is not the Wisconsin police officer’s job to advise you on the legal consequences of a speeding ticket in a neighboring state, that is my job as an attorney licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Wisconsin.

What Are the Consequences of a Wisconsin Speeding Ticket for an Illinois Driver?

Unlike Illinois, the Wisconsin legal system does not recognize the concept of court supervision, thus every citation concludes with a conviction, dismissal or finding of not guilty after a trial. Various speeding ticket violations can result in point assessments between zero to six points depending on the severity of the offense. The three categories of speeding offenses are as follows: Speeding (1-10 mph over the limit) three points, Speeding Intermediate (11-19 mph over the limit) four points, and Speeding Excess (20 miles or more over the limit) six points.  An Illinois driver must be concerned with a speeding ticket conviction being entered against them and a report of that conviction making its way to the Illinois Secretary of State and their Insurance company. The Illinois driver who has a Wisconsin ticket should not focus on the points scheme but rather attempt to obtain a category of violation that is not reported to the Illinois Secretary of State, which I can explain in detail to each client depending on the rate of speed the are cited at. These amended violations will not affect the Illinois driver’s license and will not result in inflation of a driver’s insurance premiums. A failure to secure a non-reportable charge in Wisconsin will often result in an Illinois driver having a conviction for a moving violation on their record for a speeding offense that would have been a court supervision had it occurred in Illinois.

What Can a Criminal Defense Attorney do for an Illinois Driver With a Ticket in Wisconsin?

Hiring a criminal defense attorney who understands what needs to be done for an Illinois driver with a Wisconsin speeding ticket is important. The Richard Albanese Law Office actively practices across Illinois and Wisconsin and can outline a plan of action for your personal situation. Our office will save you the hassle of driving back to Madison or Dane County Wisconsin to fight a ticket or trying to get it reduced not knowing the proper way to go about it. With proper authorization Richard Albanese will handle all the legwork for you, including filing an appearance as your attorney on the case as well as conducting a pretrial conference with the Dane County District Attorney’s Office and preparing a stipulation to resolve the case. Once a case is resolved you will be contacted with all the information you need to close the matter. Contact the Richard Albanese Law Office today for a free Consultation on your Wisconsin speeding ticket case to see if it is a case that may have a chance to be amended to a lesser charge to protect your Illinois license and insurance rates. The Richard Albanese Law Office can be reached at (312) 882-1973 or on the web at http://www.CriminalandTrafficDefenseAttorney.com or by email at  RichardAlbaneseLawOffice@gmail.com
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