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Keeping You Behind The Wheel

Motorists traveling through the Springfield area know that law enforcement officers are constantly looking to issue tickets to those observed committing traffic violations. These tickets can carry high fines and substantial penalties, depending upon the offenses charged and the motorist’s prior driving history.

I am attorney W. Scott Hanken, and at my law firm, I provide skilled assistance to both in-state and out-of-state drivers facing Illinois traffic tickets. I have over 30 years of legal experience, and I worked as a prosecutor before starting my own firm. My main goal is to help you keep your license and stay on the road. I will analyze the facts present in each ticket to determine the best possible course of action for your case. I am not afraid to step inside the courtroom to battle prosecutors or question law enforcement officers if that would mean the best outcome for you.

I have defended a number of clients against charges of traffic violations, including:

  • Speeding tickets and reckless driving citations
  • Speeding in a work or construction zone
  • Illegal lane usage
  • Failure to obey traffic signals
  • Following too closely
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Driving while license revoked or suspended
  • CDL violations, including logbook violations, overweight trucks and equipment violations

Scott’s Law Or Move Over Violations

Police know that many individuals will simply plead guilty and pay the fines because they cannot afford to take time out of their schedule to return and contest the ticket. In all likelihood, I will be able to appear on your behalf to fight these tickets, which will save you valuable time and money. You will not have to take time off of work or head back to town to offer up your defense.

Minimizing the consequences of these tickets is in your best interests. I will help you find alternative dispositions of these cases, which can help keep the offense off of your driving record as well as prevent other penalties such as increased insurance costs.

Schedule A Free Consultation

Every traffic ticket counts – even minor citations can cause your license to be suspended if you have too many violations. Please call my Springfield office at 217-718-4951 or send me an email to schedule an appointment with an experienced traffic tickets lawyer.