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Traffic Tickets

Elmhurst Illinois Traffic Violation AttorneyContact an Elmhurst, Illinois, Lawyer if You or Your Teenager Has Been Cited for a Traffic ViolationIt is no accident or coincidence that the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern, primarily a family law firm, also handles juvenile criminal matters and traffic tickets. Very often, our family law clients have legal concerns that fall outside the usual scope of family law (divorce, child custody, child support and guardianships, for example). Our full-service approach to family law practice encompasses other legal matters ― such as traffic tickets and juvenile defense ― as a natural result of our deep-rooted concern for children.Advocates for Families and Young PeopleOur law firm is serious about advocating for families, children and young people in a variety of legal practice areas. Contact the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern, to schedule a consultation regarding a speeding ticket or a citation for reckless driving ― particularly if the alleged offender is a minor.Avoid License Suspension or RevocationFor persons under age 21, traffic tickets can have serious consequences beyond simply paying a fine. Depending on the nature of the ticket, you may also be subjected to suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, increased vehicle insurance costs or even jail time. If you have received an infraction while driving any type of motor vehicle, we are ready to work aggressively to defend you. We have the knowledge and tools that can help to protect your license and driving privileges while we advise you as to your next best course of action.Other types of ordinance offenses may also trigger the loss of a driver's license until age 21 ―including underage drinking or an arrest for possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia.Why Not "Just Pay the Fine?"Even if an offense results only in a fine, with court costs escalating, a minor violation can include $265.00 in costs alone. Attorney's fees may be offset by savings in fines as well as avoidance of future negative consequences, including potential loss of driving privileges. Even a first offense is worthy of attention, since a guilty plea now may set the scene for more serious consequences with a second or third offense.The Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern is available for representation on major and minor traffic offenses, ordinance violations and pre-court juvenile issues. The laws are ever changing in this area, and it is important that the counsel you choose is current and aware of your rights.Contact us today to find out your rights as a driver.