Driving a tractor-trailer requires skill and the appropriate license. Persons with a commercial driver's license (CDL) from Illinois may explore their career path as professional truckers. As with a standard license, CDL holders must follow the law or risk the...
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Consequences of driving with a suspended license in Illinois
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Nov 23, 2022 | Driver's License Reinstatement
If you accumulate too many points on your driving record, fail a DUI chemical test or refuse to take one, Illinois will suspend your license. In other words, you will lose your right to be behind the wheel for the time stipulated by the court. Therefore, it would be a...
Should you challenge a traffic ticket?
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Sep 22, 2022 | CDL Traffic Violations
Actions such as speeding or making an improper lane change are generally considered to be infractions. This means that a Tennessee officer will typically issue a notice to appear in court. If convicted, you'll likely pay a fine and have points added to your license....
DUI costs people don’t often think about in Illinois
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Jul 27, 2022 | Drunk Driving
When people think about the costs of a DUI, they often only consider the monetary fines. However, there are other hidden costs that can be just as detrimental, if not more so. Loss of employment Many employers have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to DUI...
Representation without delays may help in DUI cases
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | May 23, 2022 | Drunk Driving
Anyone pulled over for a DUI in Illinois could face serious consequences. Fines, license suspensions, and jail time are possible outcomes, with repeat offenders potentially facing more severe penalties. Some drivers could make an error in judgment when facing their...
Commercial driving records and protecting them
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Mar 24, 2022 | Blog, CDL Traffic Violations
Driving along interstate corridors and frequently working at night, commercial drivers perform essential societal roles like keeping supermarket shelves stocked and delivering mail. Illinois's interstates and highways play an essential role in the national transport...
Why traffic violations matter more for commercial drivers
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Jan 21, 2022 | CDL Traffic Violations
Illinois drivers are not all treated equally when it comes to being stopped for traffic violation citations, especially commercial drivers who are hauling freight through the state. Local law enforcement officials and Illinois DOT officers are often quick to stop...
3 ways to attack DUI evidence
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Jan 20, 2022 | Drunk Driving
If you have been charged with a drunk driving offense, it may seem as though the state holds all the cards. In fact, the state holds the burden of proof, which can be a very heavy load. By attacking the evidence they have against you, you can make their job even...
Your suspended driver’s license
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Nov 4, 2021 | Driver's License Reinstatement
Traffic violations in Illinois can leave you owning a car but without the right to drive it. Having a suspended license may even prevent you from working. There are a few steps you can take to reinstate your license, and the most important among them is to not drive...
Should you contest a traffic ticket?
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Sep 2, 2021 | Uncategorized
If you are cited for a traffic infraction in the state of Illinois, you'll likely have the opportunity to challenge the assertion that you did something wrong. However, it may not necessarily be in your best interest to do so. Generally speaking, it's only a good idea...
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