Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident
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Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident is a very common traffic offense in Illinois. There are many factors that can contribute to a car accident, including:
- Driving conditions
- Lighting conditions
- Flow of traffic
After an accident, you have a duty to exchange information with the other involved property owner and you must also report your accident to the Illinois Secretary of State. The responding officer in your case has the discretion to write a failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident ticket, even if the officer did not personally observe the car accident. The officer may make a preliminary determination as to who was at fault and will write a failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident ticket to whomever he/she believes is the offending driver.
Charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident ticket? Contact the Aurora criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of David Lee at (630) 901-8700 for a free phone consultation.
Penalties for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident
Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident is considered a petty offense, which is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000.00. The presiding judge in your case can also sentence you to a period of supervision, public service work, restitution, and/or driver safety school. Furthermore, if you plead guilty to the charge of failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, it may expose you to even more liability in a civil law suit against you.
15+ Years of CRIMINAL LITIGATION Experience on Your Side
Failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident is a petty offense, and should be taken seriously. In addition to criminal charges, you may also be exposed to civil action if physical injury or property damage occurred as a result of the accident. A conviction for the charge of failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident may result in a suspension of your Illinois driver's license, depending on your driving record. At The Law Offices of David Lee, our Aurora criminal defense attorney David Lee can provide you with advice on how to address your pending failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident ticket and devise a plan to protect your driver's license. He can even help you fight for your rights in any potential lawsuit that may be filed against you. David understands how important your freedom is, which is why he uses his vast experience and in-depth knowledge of the legal system to aggressively advocate for you.
If you need a criminal defense attorney in Aurora or the surrounding areas, contact The Law Offices of David Lee at (630) 901-8700 for a free case evaluation.