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.

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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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I live in Illinois and have an Illinois Driver’s License, but got a Speeding Ticket in Kenosha, Wisconsin. How can an Illinois and Wisconsin Criminal Traffic Defense Attorney help me?

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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 live in Illinois and got a Speeding ticket in Kenosha, 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 Kenosha 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 in Wisconsin

You are headed back home after a trip to Milwaukee or another Wisconsin city on I-94 and near Kenosha or Pleasant Prairie 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 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 Kenosha 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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I live in Illinois and have a Illinois Driver’s License but got a Speeding Ticket in Racine, Wisconsin. How can an Illinois and Wisconsin Criminal Traffic Defense Attorney help me ?

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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 live in Illinois and got a Speeding ticket in Racine, 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 Racine 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 in Wisconsin

You are headed back home after a trip to Milwaukee or another Wisconsin city on I-94 and near Racine or Sturtevant 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 Racine, 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 Racine, 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 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 Racine 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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An Illinois and Wisconsin Criminal Defense Attorney Answers the Question: I got a Ticket or Misdemeanor or Ordinance Violation for Underage Drinking or Disorderly Conduct at Country Thunder in Wisconsin and live in Illinois. What are the Potential Consequences and do I need a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

 

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This weekends Country Thunder Concert in the Twin Lakes or Genoa City or Kenosha County area of Wisconsin will likely result in a massive number of citations and arrests in Wisconsin for Illinois residents and Wisconsin residents. In the past our office has handled numerous citations and violations for obstructing justice, underage drinking, underage possession of alcohol, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and other violations related to Country Thunder and the surrounding camping areas. Theses offenses are handled differently between State and Municipal Prosecutors. An Illinois or Wisconsin youth can face loss of driving privileges and parents can face increased insurance premiums from even a minor violation. Additional consequences include permanent convictions that can have negative effects on college admissions and potential future employment. If you live in Illinois or Wisconsin and got a Wisconsin ticket for underage drinking or any violation please contact the Richard Albanese Law Office Immediately as some of these violations have court dates for as early as next week or a few weeks. Do not pay fines that will result in a permanent conviction on your record as there are other options available to you. Contact the Richard Albanese Law Office immediately for a free consultation at 312-882-1973 or by email at RichardAlbaneseLawOffice@gmail.com or on the web at http://www.criminalandtrafficdefenseattorney.com.