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Q: I had court for driving without license had court was giving 2months to get driver license and insurance
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answered on Jul 25, 2022

It sounds as though the judge is giving you an opportunity to address these issues prior to resolving your case. You should go the the Secretary of State to obtain your license or determine what steps need to be taken before you can obtain a license. Depending on the reason you have been unable to... Read more »

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Q: I got a speeding ticket and there is no court date set on the ticket nor does my ticket exist when I look it up online

I was speeding on the highway and issued a warning for something else and a citation for speeding. There's no court date on my ticket and when I look my ticket up on the cook county clerks website my tickets doesn't seem to exist. Should I call the clerks office or just let it go?

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answered on Jul 25, 2022

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County can be very slow loading tickets into their system. Keep checking and/or contact the Clerk's Office. Chances are that it will eventually show up.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: For a DUI misdemeanor in IL, should I answer yes to a criminal history disclosure that I've been convicted of a felony?
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answered on Jun 13, 2022

A misdemeanor is not a felony so the answer would be "no".

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Q: Just received 2nd speeding ticket in 6 months. Under 21. Just found out speedometer is off. Can I fight these tickets

Am I able to fight these tickets to avoid suspension?

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answered on Apr 16, 2022

It is certainly possible to avoid a license suspension. However, a broken speedometer is not a legal defense. It would be best to contact an attorney that practices in the courthouse/county where these tickets were issued to discuss the specifics and your options.

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Q: I miss my court date called district clerk's office. She said I did have an active warrant for $750 Bond

I had already been to court like two times and she told me to get a lawyer I work at the Waffle House I don't make a lot of money so I was trying to figure out how to do that and come up with money to pay my fines and unfortunately I missed my court date because I was thinking it was on the... Read more »

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answered on Apr 9, 2022

Your best bet is to contact and hire a local attorney to assist you. If you are unable, gather the money to post bond and turn yourself in so you can be processed and released.

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Q: I recieved a parking ticket for expired Illinois registration. I had the sticker, just not on plate. It was in my car.

Does the law say u have to have the sticker on the plate or just paid for. I.E. not expired?

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answered on Apr 5, 2022

It depends on the specific local ordinance/statute you were charged under. Regardless, it may be in your best interest to request a court date/hearing and provide proof that the registration was renewed prior to this incident. Also, provide proof that it is now properly displayed.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: I need proof that I completed court supervision to appeal my FOID revocation. How do I get this proof/documentation?

I got a DUI a few years back, and had to complete court supervision. Due to the supervision, my FOID card got revoked. Now that supervision is over, I can appeal my revocation. I need documentation proving that I completed supervision and that I’m no longer prohibited from owning firearms. What... Read more »

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answered on Apr 5, 2022

You can go to the Clerk's Office located at the courthouse where your case was handled and ask to purchase a certified disposition. This is a certified document that will confirm the successful termination of your court supervision.

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Q: My daughter got a speeding ticket a month ago and the police officer hasn't filed it Does she still have to worry about

It says no court apparents

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answered on Mar 14, 2022

She may get lucky, but I would suggest checking with the Clerk's Office for another 30 days to see if it is entered.

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Q: I have traffic court, do I need a lawyer

I have court tomorrow morning for speeding, I have no lawyer, is that bad?

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answered on Feb 13, 2022

It is difficult to answer your question without more information. If it is a more serious speeding ticket - such as aggravated speeding (26 or more over the limit) - or if you have prior traffic violations, it would be best to consult with an attorney.

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Q: I got two speeding tickets 1 I was going 60 in a 40 and the other I was going 53 in a 35 what will happen next ? I’m 17
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answered on Feb 12, 2022

When you are under the age of 21, it takes two convictions within 2 years to cause a license suspension. You must avoid a conviction on at least one of these tickets, but ideally both, to keep your license. You (and your parents) should speak directly to an attorney in the area where these tickets... Read more »

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Q: I received a ticket for expired license plate. I went to the DMV and paid for a new registration sticker.

I paid for the new registration prior to my scheduled court date. However I was extremely busy with work and totally forgot about the court date! The court date was two days ago, what is the best thing for me to do right now?

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answered on Oct 1, 2021

Contact the Clerk's Office at the courthouse to see what action was taken. You may need to file a motion to bring the ticket back into court.

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Q: 2 ticket, 2 counties, can i get court supervision for both?

Hi, I received a ticket for crossing the center line early in july. in early august, I was in a very minor accident and got a improper merge ticket....am I able to get court supervision for the 2nd one? I have missed my court date for the 2nd ticket as I read the date wrong on the ticket.... Read more »

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answered on Sep 7, 2021

Technically, you can receive court supervision up to 2 times within a 12 month period, but that is ultimately up to the Judge. If a conviction was already entered on the second ticket due to the missed court date a motion would need to be filed to bring the case back into court. An attorney can... Read more »

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Q: I got pulled over for being on phone while driving. My license had also been expired for 3 years.

I didn't get arrested, I was able to drive away from it. I was issued a citation to appear in court in a month. My only other ticket on record is a speeding ticket (10mph over) from 5 years ago. Can I renew my license before my court date? And is there any chance I could get court supervision?

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answered on Sep 7, 2021

Yes, you can and should renew your license prior to court. The primarily goal is to keep your record clean - with a dismissal or supervision. An attorney can certainly assist.

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Q: I got my first speeding ticket in Pekin, IL for going 77 / 45. I’d go early to pay, but I don’t know how much it cost.

Around nighttime still evening, I was At a stoplight and the light turned green. As I noticed I stepped on the gas and went up to 40 and a cop siren was flashed. Me nervous and scared, the cop asked me for ID and drivers license. He asked me was i in a hurry, I said no. He said you know you went up... Read more »

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answered on Sep 7, 2021

Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Because it’s a criminal charge, a court appearance is required. It would be recommended that you appear in court with a lawyer to ensure the best possible result. Contact an attorney that practices in the county / courthouse where your case... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: If you have a accident with another vehicle and receive a ticket for ignoring traffic light. Should you sign and pay.

No one seemed to be injured and driving record great but don't want to admit guilt by signing ticket if there is another way or if it could turn out to bite me later.

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answered on Aug 31, 2021

You should not pay the ticket. In the majority of these matters, there is a good chance of a dismissal or at least avoiding a conviction by appearing in court. An attorney can certainly assist you.

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Q: I got pulled over with an expired registration. After fixing this, will I have to appear in court to fight the ticket?
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answered on Aug 18, 2021

If there is a court date, you should appear in court with the renewed registration to attempt to have the ticket dismissed. If there is not a court date listed, you would need to request one.

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Q: if I have a misdemeanor and never found a lawyer and have court tmr what will happen will I be put in jail said I could
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answered on Aug 16, 2021

It’s difficult to answer your question without knowing the details of your specific situation. You may want to ask the Judge for additional time to retain an attorney.

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Q: 2 tickets under 18

My daughter is turning 18 in less than a month. She received one moving violation, and has taken the online drivers improvement course. She just now received another ticket for getting up to speed right before the speed limit sign. How can we keep her from getting suspended?

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answered on Aug 12, 2021

Technically, she is eligible to receive court supervision twice within a 12 month period, but it is at the judge’s discretion. An attorney may be able to help negotiate an agreement to prevent a conviction from being entered on the new ticket.

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Q: I got a ticket for not having insurance on my vehicle. The officer said that it required a court appearance. He the said

I could handle the ticket over the phone. But the state attorney said that was wrong. Is there anything I can do because the officer told me I was wrong?

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answered on Mar 29, 2021

Sounds like there was some miscommunication, but if you show up in court on the court date with the proof of insurance the ticket should be dismissed.

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Q: I got a no insurance ticket 4 months ago, and put on a year of court supervision. I just got a speeding ticket.

I just want to know if my license will be suspended. I have a good driving record that's why I got put on court supervision for a no insurance ticket. I was running late for a college night class and was doing 10 over and the cop said I was doing 15 over. Should I be worried I'll lose my... Read more »

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answered on Mar 29, 2021

A suspension is unlikely, but you don't want to take a conviction on the new ticket regardless. Court supervision should prevent any issues. You may want to have an attorney assist you.

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