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Oak Brook Reckless Driving Defense Lawyers

Oak Brook Reckless Driving Attorneys

Traffic Violations Attorney in DuPage County

When you are issued a citation by a police officer during a traffic stop, you first thought is likely to be in regard to the cost of the fine. For certain violations, that may be understandable, but when you are cited for reckless driving, the situation changes dramatically. Reckless driving is one of the most serious traffic violations under Illinois law, and, in most cases, is prosecuted as a misdemeanor criminal offense.

At McMahon Law Offices, we understand that a single conviction on charges of reckless driving can have a dramatic impact on your life. In addition to the criminal penalties which depend on the severity of the charge, your insurance rates will likely increase and, if you drive for a living, your employment status could be affected. Our dedicated defense attorneys are committed to helping you protect your rights and secure your future when you are facing reckless driving charges.

Defense Attorneys in Oakbrook Terrace That Know the Law

According to the Illinois Vehicle Code, reckless driving is defined as operating a motor vehicle with "willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property." A person may also be charged with reckless driving if he or she uses an incline in the road--like a railroad crossing or hill—as a ramp to make his or her vehicle airborne. Generally, reckless driving is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by fines of up to $2,500 and up to one year in jail.

There are certain factors that could lead to a reckless driving charge being elevated felony offense. If the incident results in serious injury to another person or any injury to a child, the charge may be prosecuted as a felony with increased potential penalties.

Protecting Your Rights in Northern Illinois

For more than 20 years, the criminal defense attorneys at McMahon Law Offices have been protecting the rights of clients throughout the Chicagoland area. Our team is comprised of former prosecutors and a former judge who are familiar the methods that are often used in criminal prosecutions. We also take the time to listen carefully to you so that we can fully understand the situation and your needs. Armed with that knowledge, we are equipped to help you build an aggressive, responsible defense or negotiate alternatives to a conviction if necessary.

Contact Our DuPage Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you have been charged with reckless driving, it is important to seek legal help right away. Contact our office to discuss your case with a member of our team today. Call 630-953-4400 for a free consultation at McMahon Law Offices. We are proud to represent clients in and around Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Elmhurst, Westmont, Lombard, DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, and Cook County.

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