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DuPage County Overweight Truck Violations Attorney

Elmhurst Overweight Trucks Attorney

Lawyer for Overweight Truck Defense in Elmhurst, Lombard and Villa Park

Each year, fines generated by overweight truck violations bring in millions of dollars of revenue to the State of Illinois. These costs are incurred by trucking companies and drivers, and penalties for a single violation can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. While such fines can be burdensome for larger businesses, small family owned trucking companies may be at risk of losing their business.

At The Law Offices of Mia S. McPherson, P.C., we realize that when excessive fines are issued due to an overweight load, a business may be jeopardy. Our team is committed to helping minimize the personal consequences of an overweight truck violation and to keep you on the road providing for your family.

Trusted Defense Counsel for CDL Violations in DuPage County

Attorney Mia S. McPherson has dedicated 20 years to the practice of criminal law in Northern Illinois. As a former local prosecutor and public defender, she understands the importance of following weight restrictions on the state's highways and roadways. She also realizes, however, it is not always in a driver's best interest to simply pay the fines incurred for overweight truck violations and accept the consequences.

When you have been cited for an overweight truck violation, Attorney McPherson can help you negotiate the statutory fines to save you thousands of dollars. When appropriate, she will challenge the ticket in its entirety. She and her team will work with you in determining the course of action that will best protect your rights and your future.

Overweight Truck Violations in Maywood and Addison

Citations for overweight trucks in Illinois can be issues at permanent weigh stations or by law enforcement officers utilizing portable scales. Common violations include:

  • Failing to flag an oversized load properly;
  • Operating a truck with an overloaded axle;
  • Operating a truck that exceeds the gross weight limit for its permit; and
  • Operating a truck that exceeds the weight limit for a particular roadway.

The fines incurred typically depend on the amount by which the truck is determined to be overweight.

At The Law Offices of Mia S. McPherson, P.C., we realize that unforeseen detours may cause overweight violations on highways that were not part of a driver's planned route. Unrealistic deadlines and pressure from the trucking company may also affect a driver's decision to operate an overweight truck. Whatever the reasons may be, our team is prepared to negotiate a reduced fine when appropriate or challenge the citation in court when necessary. Our goal is to get you back on the road as quickly as possible with minimal interruptions to your work schedule.

Call Us Today

If you have been cited for operating an overweight truck, contact our office. Call 630-833-3611 to schedule a free, confidential consultation at our firm today. We proudly represent CDL holders and owner-operators in Elmhurst, Lombard, Addison, Villa Park, Westchester, Maywood, Bellwood, DuPage County, and the surrounding areas.

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