Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident Our Powerhouse Team Is Firmly Devoted to Protecting the Rights of Our Clients

Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident

Chicago Criminal Attorney for Criminal Traffic Offenses

Failure to Reduce Speed

In a violation, even if you were driving within the speed limit, the law states, "Speed must be decreased as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person or vehicle on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care."

If you plead guilty to this charge, it could expose you to liability in a civil lawsuit. It is in your best interests to seek counsel from an experienced Chicago criminal defense attorney.

Our lead attorney has a decade of experience in criminal defense, successfully defending clients against a wide range of charges. At The Toney Law Firm, LLC, we are dedicated to protecting your rights and for preparing a strategy that could lead to a positive outcome, even in the most difficult cases. Our legal skills have been acknowledged by associations as noteworthy as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Illinois State Bar Association, among others.

Work with an Awarded & Accomplished Lawyer Our lead Chicago criminal defense attorney has a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo. She has also been selected for Super Lawyers® (2015, 2016) and Rising Stars℠ (2010-2014) for her outstanding legal services. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law since 2006. You are in good hands with our firm.

Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident: The Consequences

Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident is a petty offense, punishable with up to $1,000 in fines. If you plead guilty, you could also be sentenced to court supervision, public service, restitution, and driver safety school. Depending on your driving record, a conviction could trigger suspension of your driver's license. If the other party to the accident sustained property damage or personal injury, a guilty plea to failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident could set you up at a disadvantage for a civil lawsuit.

Do not risk these serious consequences. Seek legal guidance from a knowledgeable Chicago criminal defense lawyer. Contact the firm for skilled and dedicated legal defense.

Success Stories

  • She was 100% honest with me the whole time

    “Has the best communication skills for a lawyer I have ever seen, she actually works on your case and researches the case law and shows you literature, she's on time for courts and most of all, she was ...”

    - Former client
  • Outstanding job!

    “I must say that not only did she do an outstanding job at handling all of the issues surrounding my case, she also educated me during the process and made sure to keep an open line of communication ...”

    - Former client
  • Impressive Attorney!

    “She's a well rounded, smart and impressive attorney!”

    - Former client
  • Professional and Compassionate!

    “Her professional and compassionate approach assured me that I was not just a paying opportunity.”

    - Former client
  • A great listener!

    “I was loaded with questions to which she listened and thoroughly answered each.”

    - Former client
/

Case Results

  • Acquitted DUI
  • Not guilty Battery
  • Not Guilty Battery
  • Not guilty Battery
  • Not guilty Battery
  • Not guilty Dance hall fight
  • Not guilty Domestic Battery
  • Not guilty Domestic Battery
  • Not guilty Bar fight
  • Not Guilty DUI
/

Criminal Defense Videos

Watch Our Informative Videos on Criminal Defense
/
Meet Your Criminal

 Defense Team

Why Hire Our Team?

  • Highly Recommended

    Our attorneys consistently receive glowing reviews from their past clients. Client dedication and obtaining optimal results attribute to the success we have had with our clients.

  • A Focus of Client Care

    It is very important to us that our clients get treated as a person and not a case. We create personalized solutions that help us focus on getting the result you deserve.

  • High Standards of Excellence

    At our firm, we recognize what is on the line and we are firmly devoted to bringing our clients the high-quality and thorough legal assistance that they need.

  • Devoted to Your Case

    You cannot be satisfied with anything less than an unwavering devotion to your best interests. Our team is firmly devoted to defending your freedom.

Get Started on your DUI Defense

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.