Exclusively Practicing Criminal Defense for
Two Decades
David Olshansky

DUI and Traffic Defense

The defense of traffic law cases is a very specialized and unique field of criminal law. Most traffic law arrests and violations are not of the same nature of more serious crimes as they happen every day to ordinary people who are not intentionally engaging in criminal activity, just made a simple mistake, or a lapse of judgment. Although these offenses are usually not as serious as major offenses, they have the potential to carry serious penalties, including: jail, loss of driver’s license privileges, fines, court fees, insurance rate increases, community service, and alcohol/drug treatment requirements.

This portion of the website was created to give a general understanding of traffic law violations in Illinois. As the laws evolve constantly in Illinois this information is meant as a starting point only. If you are charged with a traffic related offense you should consult with an attorney about the specific allegations against you to make sure that you can protect yourself against the possible penalties.

Driving Under the InfluenceSuspended or Revoked LicenseTraffic Defense of Major and Minor Violations

Major Traffic Violations

  • Reckless Driving
  • Fleeing or Eluding from the Police
  • Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding from the Police
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident that results in Personal Injury or Death
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident that results in Property Damage
  • Duty to Give Information and Render Aid After a Vehicle Accident
  • Accidents Involving Damage to Unattended Vehicles and Other Property
  • Aggravated Speeding

Minor Moving Violations

  • Speeding
  • Improper Lane Use
  • Following to Closely
  • Illegal U-Turn.
  • Turn Signal Violation
  • Stop Sign, Red Light, and Yield Violations
  • Stopping, Standing, or Parking in Prohibited places
  • Overtaking or Passing a School Bus
  • Head Lamps Required
  • Obstructed Windshield
  • Seat Belts Required
  • Sound Amplification System which can be heard outside vehicle 75 feet
  • Operations of Uninsured Vehicle.