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A person who is caught driving without car insurance in Illinois will be held financially responsible for any damages inflicted on other drivers and may have to pay additional penalties and fees for not having a driver’s license in the first place. Some of the most common penalties for driving with no car insurance include driver’s license suspension, having to pay to get your driver’s license and vehicle registration reinstated, receiving a ticket for having no insurance, and on top of that, having to pay out of pocket for the traffic ticket you were originally pulled over for by the police officer. If this has happened to you or to someone you know, contact our firm.
The Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley, located in Rolling Meadows, is a criminal defense and traffic violations defense law firm that represents people who have been charged for misdemeanors and felony crimes. Although driving without car insurance is typically considered a petty offense, if you are caught driving with no car insurance and cause a car accident resulting in bodily injury, driving without insurance becomes a Class A misdemeanor. Fines for a Class A misdemeanor can be as high as $2,500 and punishable with a one year prison sentence.
There are ways to avoid having a criminal conviction for driving without insurance, and our law firm can help you protect your rights and your driving privileges. We can represent you before the Illinois Secretary of State hearing and, in the meantime, help you obtain a special certificate (SR-22), to show proof of insurance as required by law.
Contact the Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley in Rolling Meadows, Illinois for help with being charged or arrested for driving and not carrying car insurance. We are available to answer any questions you may have about obtaining insurance for your court hearing before the State. Call (847) 394-3200 to schedule a free initial consultation today.