Brandon K. Davis is an Attorney at The Davis Law Group, P.C. where he represents clients charged with DUI, criminal and traffic-related offenses. Mr. Davis regularly represents those facing the suspension, revocation or cancellation of their driving privileges. Mr. Davis received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in Political Science and a minor in Business. Mr. Davis received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Mr. Davis is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association as well as the Chicago Bar Association.
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- Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
- Activities: President of the Corporate Law Society.
- University of Wisconsin - Madison
- major in Political Science and a minor in Business
- Certificate of Service
- Chicago-Kent College of Law
- Excellence for the Future Award
- Chicago Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
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- Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog
- How long does a traffic ticket stay on your Illinois driving record?
18 April 2017
- Illinois Driver’s License Point System
4 April 2017
- Illinois DUI Law: Reasonable Suspicion & Probable Cause
22 March 2017
- How do I clear a Failure to Pay Stop from my Illinois driver’s license?
1 March 2017
- How do I get my driver’s license reinstated after a “Failure to Appear” suspension?
13 February 2017
- DUI Numbers Hit New Low
2 January 2017
- Illinois Sees Decline In Speeding Tickets, Rise in Road Fatalities
20 December 2016
- Can I Be Forced to Take a Portable Breath Test?
5 October 2016
- What is Second Chance Probation?
29 September 2016
- Q. First time speeding 29 over in IL, I am physician driving for an emergency. No prior violation. What am i looking at ?
- A: Speeding 29 over falls into the Class B misdemeanor 26-34 mph over range. You would be encouraged to hire an attorney. The primarily goal is to avoid a criminal conviction and keep this off of your public record. This is often achievable, especially if you do not have any prior traffic violations as you stated. Although not a defense, the circumstances surrounding the offense itself should be used as mitigation.
- Q. I got a ticket 89 in a 55. This was done to pass semitrucks that were merging on the highway. Can I use this to help me?
- A: Many of the facts you presented can certainly be presented to the prosecutor and used as mitigation. However, more information would be necessary to determine if the case is appropriate for trial. The errors on the ticket are not fatal defects and do not invalidate the charge itself. Also, an officer can use radar while the vehicle is in motion. Speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor and, as such, your case needs to be handled properly. $1,500 is the maximum fine and should not be imposed. I would recommend contacting an attorney directly to discuss your case including any prior traffic violations on your record.
- Q. I have received 2 speeding tickets a week from eahcothr, help! how can I fix this asap
- A: It is unlikely that you would qualify to take the traffic safety school course twice within a 12 month period without appearing in court. While technically, you can receive court supervision twice within a 12 month period, it is not guaranteed, it is ultimately at the discretion of the judge. It would likely be necessary to appear in court on at least one of the two tickets in an effort to keep both off of your record. Speak to a local attorney to review the tickets and advise on the best course of action.
- Q. I received a ticket for 81 in a 55. Do I need a lawyer? I can't afford a 1,500 fine or a suspended license. Help!
- A: Speeding 26+ is a misdemeanor offense. Specifically, speeding 26-34 is a Class B misdemeanor. There are a number of possibilities but there are ways to increase the odds of a favorable outcome. For example, an attorney may be able to negotiate a reduction to a petty traffic violation without a conviction (i.e. court supervision). Because you do not have any other violations within the last year, a license suspension is extremely unlikely (an attorney can verify by checking your record).
- Q. I am under court supervision and received a speeding ticket how will this affect my drivers license?
- A: The prosecutor could file a violation of your supervision and a conviction could be entered on the original ticket. However, technically, you can receive court supervision twice within a 12 month period, but that is discretionary and not guaranteed. Two convictions within 24 months under the age of 21 will cause a suspended license. Three convictions within 12 months for those 21 or older will cause a license suspension. Contact an attorney to ensure the new speeding ticket is handled properly.
- Q. Got pulled over for speeding 80 in a 35mph zone. Then find out from officer dl was suspended for parking tickets day
- A: You are facing two Class A misdemeanors (suspended license and aggravated speeding 35 or more). If you are unable to afford an attorney, as you stated, you may request a public defender at the time of court and the judge will determine your eligibility. If you are able to take steps to clear up your license suspension, start that process immediately.
- Q. I was given a ticket for going 82mph in a 55mph zone. What are my options?
- A: Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Under Illinois law, the maximum penalty is 6 months in jail and a $1,500 fine. Although the maximum penalty or jail time is unlikely in most cases, you will still want to do whatever necessary to avoid a criminal conviction. With your previous court supervision just over a year ago, it is even more important to hire an attorney. An attorney will be able to review your entire record and determine the best course of action and ensure the best result possible. A lot depends on the specific courthouse, prosecutor and judge, be sure to find an attorney that regularly appears in the venue where your case will be heard. Best of luck.
- Q. 19- 48 in a 30, first offense. Isurance wasnt in car, if i bring it to court will that ticket go away? & what happens?
- A: As long as you can provide proof of valid insurance from the time of the stop, that ticket should be dismissed. The speeding ticket for 18 over the limit is a petty offense. If it is your first moving violation, if you plead guilty, you would likely be placed on a period of court supervision and a fine to be determined by the judge.
- Q. Illinois Moving Violation question. What does it mean to "avoid a conviction" with court supervision?
- A: If you receive court supervision, the offense would not appear on your public driving record, which is available to the "public", including insurance companies. The supervision would only appear on your court purposes driving record, which is only available to you, your attorney, law enforcement, and courts. If you are asked when you received your last conviction, you could say 16 years ago, but not if you are asked when you received your last ticket.