Construction Zone Traffic Tickets
Madison County Construction Zone Ticket Attorney
Helping Residents And Visitors Save Money And Protect Their Driving Records
The recent addition of photo radar and other automated enforcement systems has led to an increase in the number of construction zone tickets in the Metro East and throughout the Illinois River Bend. A large percentage of these tickets are issued for moving violations such as:
- Using a cellphone (in Illinois)
- Failure to yield
- Failure to follow signage or detours
Speeding and other traffic offenses committed while driving in a construction zone are considered more serious than those committed while in a standard traffic zone. If you are pulled over for one of these violations, or receive a photo enforcement traffic ticket in the mail, it is important to understand your rights and options.
If you simply pay a traffic ticket, you are pleading guilty to the offense and a conviction will go on your driving record. As a result, you may be forced to pay a hefty fine, your insurance rates will likely increase and, depending on your history of past offenses, your driver’s license may be suspended. If you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL), a citation for a construction zone moving violation could cost you your job, even if you were driving your personal vehicle at the time.
Why You Need An Experienced Lawyer
Whether you are a resident of Illinois or Missouri – or a visitor who received a ticket while driving through the area – talking to an experienced Madison County construction zone ticket lawyer about your ticket could save you a lot of time, money and headaches in the long run.
In many cases, our attorneys help clients negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecutor to have a construction zone ticket reduced to a non-moving violation. This way, no points will be added to your driving record and your insurance rates will not go up. We are also prepared to help you fight the ticket at trial if necessary.