Don't Apologize for your Illinois Traffic Violation
When you are pulled over for a traffic violation, it is important to resist the urge to apologize to the officer. Many drivers in this situation are nervous and hopeful they may be able to avoid a ticket altogether. While courtesy towards the officer is more than ok and may help you avoid the ticket, apologizing for the alleged traffic violation will be detrimental in court and can lead to even worse consequences if an accident occurred. An apology is considered an admission of guilt which can and will be used against you in court should you decide to challenge the ticket. Similarly, and perhaps and most importantly, apologizing after a car accident can be used against you as an admission of liability, not only in traffic court, but also should a personal injury action follow.
If you were involved in a car accident or have received an Illinois traffic ticket for some other violation, contact our attorneys today for a free consultation. We are experienced in both litigating and negotiating favorable dispositions in traffic court in DuPage County, Will County, Cook County, Kendall County, and Kane County.