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SHOULD YOU FIGHT YOUR TICKET?
Moving Violations & Non-Moving Violations
The most common experience a person has with the legal system is traffic violations. From moving violations such as speeding tickets to non-moving violations such as a parking ticket can negatively impact your insurance rates, lead to heavy fines and affect your driving records. Don’t be part of the 90% of people who accept the violation regardless of fault.
Hiring an attorney to fight your ticket can help by:
- Reducing the charges to lower the fine and prevent damage to your driving record.
- Review the ticket for any mistakes by the issuing body and getting the ticket dismissed.
One of the most important times for hiring a lawyer to defend you is when facing DUI charges. Being charged with DUI is a serious matter with dire consequences should you choose to fight alone. Avoiding the possibility of being charged with a DUI is the best course of action but sometimes bad things happen. Should you be arrested and charged with a DUI, a lawyer can provide you with the advice and strategy to win a DUI case.
Some of the most popular strategies for a DUI case defense are:
- Prove You Were Not Driving at the Time
- Prove the Officer Made an Error
- Challenge the Credibility of the Officer or the Evidence
- Prove You Were Not Actually Intoxicated
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Owner & Founder
Born and raised in Bethalto, Illinois, Michael graduated from Civic Memorial High School in 1995.
From 2003 to 2009, Michael was employed by a large civil defense firm in Madison County, Illinois, where he gained valuable experience in taking depositions, managing cases, negotiating settlements, and forming and maintaining excellent client relations.
Admitted to practice law in Illinois and Missouri and is a member of the bar in both states.
Michael currently lives in Bethalto and is married to Courtney Wesley. They have four children: Jacqueline, Ayden, Hudson, and Sienna.
Personal & Professional Achievements:
- 1995 Bethalto Boys’ and Girls’ Club “Youth of the Year”
- Fontbonne University- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science/Pre-Law- 1999
- Southern Illinois University School of Law- JD cum laude-2003
Christie is our Office Manager for the Law Office of Michael Wesley; she has been with our firm since 2017. Christie brings over 20 years of administrative experience in Office Management, Human Resources, and Accounting. She assists in developing and implementing firm policies and procedures; manages and oversees the administration of HR policies, programs’ and practices within the firm; she also maintains accounts payable, receivables, and monthly billing. She brings to the law firm her personal and professional philosophy that every person has a life story that should be treated with integrity and respect.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Justin, her daughter Bryn, and gets to be a bonus mom to Alex, Justin, Jacob, and Chloe. Christie enjoys watching her children play sports and exploring new adventures with her family.
Angy joined the Law Office of Michael Wesley in September of 2019. She is our paralegal that handles all our Personal Injury, Landlord-Tenant, Probate cases, along with doing our Wills and Trusts for clients.
Angy studied at Lewis and Clark Community College, bringing years of experience and knowledge to our Personal Injury cases. Before working for our office, Angy spent time working Personal Injury and employment files in St. Louis, Missouri.
Outside of work, Angy enjoys traveling with her family and watching sports.
Chelsea joined the Law Office of Michael Wesley in 2019. She is a full-time paralegal working primarily on family and domestic relation cases. Chelsea enjoys working closely with clients to help make the complicated and often arcane process of a family law case as easy and understandable as possible. Clients universally enjoy speaking with her, and she strives to assist them in all facets of their family law case.
Chelsea graduated from Lewis & Clark this year and obtained her Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. She will be attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville next spring to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in English.
Outside of work and furthering her education, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her two daughters.
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