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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: I got pulled over with a bac of .19 103 on a 50 and a swerving citation. Can I get court supervision?

I was heading to a park to park for safety and sleep it off, it’s my first offense and have no other record besides paying a open vodka bottle citation two weeks back. I’m 21

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 24, 2020

You are legally eligible for supervision. If you can, you should have a lawyer to increase the chances you will receive supervision and also negotiate the best outcome possible.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got 2 tickets last year and this year I got another one only 4 days until 1 year prior to my last ticket

I got a ticket 1/23/19 and got another one 10/23/19 has to go to court and ask for supervision and 8hr TSS. I got another ticket 10/19/20 only 4 days prior to the year mark. Will my license get suspended since It wasn’t a year? Can I still do TSS or will it just go on my record?

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 20, 2020

TSS does not count against the two ticket limit so it won't cause a suspension unless you are still under supervision and the prosecutor moves to revoke it because of the new ticket.

You are eligible for supervision on the new ticket.

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Q: I got a ticket Jan 2019 and another one Oct 2019 and took 8hr tss. Oct 2020 I got a ticket can I do TSS again

Got a speeding ticket Jan 2019, took the 4 hour TSS and supervision. Got another ticket in Oct 2019 and had to go to court and ask for 8 hour TSS. Oct 2020 I got a ticket will I be able to apply for TSS again and ask for supervision?

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 19, 2020

Supervision is only allowed twice within 12 months.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: Will I Still Have A Driver's License?

So in August I have gotten a ticket for no insurance. But I had brought proof of insurance to bring to court on September 23rd, they said I have gotten the insurance too late about it. So I have to pay a fine and on court supervision. Today October 19 I had court for a terrible accident on... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 19, 2020

I agree with Mr.Ooink. Based on the limited information you provided, there’s no reason they would suspend your license. But we don’t know what your previous driving record says.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: 2 speeding tickets, both 15-20 over, doing speed school for 1. is the license still going to be suspended?

person is under 21

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 11, 2020

Supervision does not count.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Got pulled over for going 80 on a 45. Only got a ticket and kept my license and was given a court date.

I have a clean record and my hearing is a few weeks from now. Will I have to serve jail time? And have a high fine? Located in Illinois. Pulled over on grand avenue.

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 11, 2020

Unlikely to go to jail but this is a class A misdemeanor, one step below a felony and probably worth retaining a lawyer.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I am 16 years old and got a 26-34 over ticket in Illinois. How can I get this off my record? I have a clean record.

Speed limit was 35 on a 4 lane road in naperville, I was going about 59-60 I have a heads up display so I can always see my speed. Officer said I was going 66 mph which wasn’t even true. Gave me a court date. I see online that this is a class B misdemeanor, how can I get out of this ticket??

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 9, 2020

You need court supervision and a good lawyer.

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Q: My son is 18 and received a ticket for operating a motor vehicle while using an electronic communication device.

He would like to ask for court supervision but we are not sure if he should pay the fine and plead guilty before appearing in court or should he pay the fine on the day he appears in court and asks for court supervision?

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 1, 2020

appear on the court date and request supervision and pay the fine after. (unless it's a county that allows supervision by mail)

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: What happens if you violate a term of unsupervised probation for a dwi
Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Sep 30, 2020

Anything from extending it to revoking it and jail.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Is an expired license plate a moving violation in the state of Illinois?

I got a ticket for being on my phone and for having an expired license plate in February. I paid both and fixed the license plate. I got another ticket a few weeks ago for not seeing a car on a free right. I just want to know if I'm going to lose my driver's license or not.

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Sep 28, 2020

If you had a current address on file with the sos after those first two tickets and if they were both moving violations, they should have sent you a warning letter

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I was given court supervision but I was first mailed that I had to turn in my license. Do I still have to turn it in?

I missed my first court date but asked to vacate ex-parte conviction and was given court supervision. Before that, I was sent a notice from the secretary of state that I need to turn in my license. Now that I have court supervision, do I still need to turn in my license?

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Sep 28, 2020

No

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Today I received my first ticket of going 25 over the speed limit and it was on the highway what should I do?

I’m concerned with my insurance rates for my family going up and this ticket going on my record. Can I do community service or take a driver’s class. What would be my best option. I’m 17 years old.

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Sep 26, 2020

You must do so because you have to remain ticket free for two years. You will pay a higher fine for supervision and you will have to take a special class. And you need a parent or guardian in court with you in order to receive supervision.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Last weekend, I received my first ever traffic tickets.

One ticket was Driving Over Statutory Limit 21-25, 95 over 70. The other was Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle. Trooper told me to bring proof of insurance to court, and that one may get dismissed. I have several documents showing active insurance, including the CORRECT insurance card. (I... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Sep 24, 2020

I would not worry about it. 25 over, and considering it was on the interstate, is still only a petty offense.

As far as being nervous, the judge will almost certainly follow the prosecutor's recommendation. If the prosecutor does not recommend supervision, tell the judge you want a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I recently got a citation, is there any way I can request supervision without the need of an attorney?

I recently got a new car, due to financial restraints I haven’t been able to take care of getting it insured. I got pulled over for the license plate lights being out and by the end of it I was given a warning for the license plate light being out but I was given a citation for not having insurance

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Sep 23, 2020

If you bring in proof of insurance and have never had supervision for that offense, the state will almost certainly offer it. This will require you to carry SR 22 for three years and pay a fine.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: In IL, could driving over statutory limit 21-25 be bumped up to reckless driving in court? This my first ticket in life.

Last night, I received my first ever ticket in my life last night. Driving over Statutory Limit by 21-25. 95 over 70. Up until now (at 35), I've maintained a 100% clean driving record, not even parking ticket or any arrests ever in my life. I was also hit with a violation for driving an... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Sep 20, 2020

The law in Illinois is that speed alone cannot be a basis for reckless driving.

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: what should I so, I got a ticket for going 28 miles over the speed limit, I have a clean record, and im 17.

i know it will go on my record, but I want to be in the union to become an electrician

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Sep 20, 2020

It is a criminal offense. You don’t want to record at your young age. I would suggest you find a local traffic lawyer. search Justia

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I was given a traffic ticket in Springfield, IL for running a red light. No previous convictions. What are my options?
Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Aug 31, 2020

Request supervision. $255 and if you pay that day supervision is 30 days. If you need time to pay it's 60. You or an attorney has to appear on your behalf. There is no mail in option.

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Speeding ticket show up for court question! (Illinois, Cook)

Hi, got a speeding ticket for going 60 in a 30. This is my first time ever getting in trouble with the law, I have no pervious background, I was also test driving a car when I got pulled over, I'm under 21. What is the most likely outcome for my case? Nervous about it!

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Aug 30, 2020

Your first ever getting in trouble is a criminal offense due to the speed. Best retain legal counsel.

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I was the first to go through an unmarked intersection and was hit by a truck on my bike and was ticketed am I at fault.

I was more than 1/2 through the intersection on my motorized bike. I was thrown 15 plus feet by a suburban. My ankle was shattered and my bike was ruined. As well as stolen. Loss of ability to work. Inability to put any weight on my leg for 12 weeks. The intersection itself was completely unmarked... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Aug 23, 2020

Hire a personal injury lawyer. The ticket is small fries.

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