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St. Charles Scott's Law violation defense lawyer

So far this year, 16 Illinois State Police (ISP) troopers have been struck by moving vehicles while performing their duties. Three of them were killed, according to a report from FOX News. This is a result of motorists failing to move over for emergency vehicles. Illinois observes “Scott’s Law,” which was created after Trooper Scott Gillam was killed by a motorist who did not allow enough room while passing the illuminated police cruiser on the side of the highway. Violating this law is a traffic offense that is being taken more seriously now. Illinois State Police announced earlier this year that they would be utilizing hidden police vehicles to better apprehend Scott’s Law offenders and make the roads safer for emergency vehicles.

Who Does Scott’s Law Protect?

Originally, the law protected only police vehicles with their flashing lights illuminated, but in 2017 the law was updated to include all of the following vehicles:

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Naperville Traffic Lawyer

In Illinois, there are many ways you can lose your driving privileges. Not paying child support, not appearing in court when you are summoned, not paying traffic tickets or fines, and DUI are ways your driver’s license can be suspended or revoked. 

Another common way driver’s license suspensions or revocations take place is when you accumulate too many points on your driving record during a certain period of time. The ability to drive freely is something you do not know how much you would miss until it is gone. It is important to understand the Illinois points system so you can avoid license suspension or revocation.

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traffic violations, Naperville criminal defense lawyer, driver’s license suspension, traffic violation penalties, traffic violation convictionsEvery offense has its potential penalties. Serious crimes like homicide and aggravated assault have steep penalties that include long prison terms. But even smaller offenses like noise violations and traffic violations have consequences for the individuals who commit them. In fact, many individuals do not realize the gravity of the penalties they can face for traffic violations, especially ones that put others’ lives in danger.

If you are charged with a traffic violation, you have the right to contest it. With certain violations, the cost of fighting the charge can outweigh the cost of simply paying the ticket. With others, fighting the charge can mean keeping one’s driver’s license and even avoiding jail time. Whether you choose to fight a traffic violation is your decision. To fight it is your right.

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