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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: my son has gotten 2 minor speeding ticketes in IL, the second one we got supervision. he is now a student in WY,...

while in Wy he got another speeding ticket. Do we need to get an attorney so it doesnt hit his record? Does IL and WY communicate with each other. how can we best beat this.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 10, 2020

Your best bet is to find an attorney in WY to try to have the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation, which will not impact his record in Illinois. Certain states are better than others at communicating with one another.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: I have a court date 9/02 where I am unable to bring a parent can I go by myself.

I am currently 17 right now and turn 18 around 20 days after the court date. This is for a ticket where I drove past curfew and I got a similar ticket in the past for driving on a permit. That one was dismissed, but a parent was also there with me. I live in Illinois.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 9, 2020

Because you were under the age of 18 at the time of the ticket, you are required to have a parent or legal guardian present. If you are unable, provide an explanation to the Judge, who will likely give you a continuance.

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Q: Hi there. My mother received a ticket and court sentence in February for speeding 27mph over the limit.

She went in today and the judge spoke to her very briefly, giving her a new court date next month and telling her to come back with an attorney. He did say that she could be punished with jail time. She has had her license for almost 20 years now, with a speeding ticket (7mph over) 12 years ago.... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 7, 2020

Aggravated speeding 26-34 over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. As a result, the maximum penalties include up to 6 months in jail and a fine up to $1500. However, especially with a good driving record, there is a high likelihood of avoiding jail time. An attorney can help minimize the... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Will my license get suspended?

I got a ticket last July 26,2019 and I just got another ticket July 22 2020. I’m 20 years old in the state of Illinois. My 2019 ticket, I too the safety school and finished court supervision. Will I get my license suspended?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 4, 2020

Court supervision does not count toward a license suspension, so you are not in jeopardy of a license suspension unless you received another conviction within the last 24 months of the pending ticket. However, you should still try to avoid a conviction on the new ticket. You can technically receive... Read more »

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Q: My speeding ticket from a week ago says no court appearance required but I just got a letter saying I have to go now?

First ticket, no issues with my license, my insurance is fine, and the ticket was for 20 over posted speed limit.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 3, 2020

If you contact the Clerk's Office at the courthouse they should be able to explain why you received that letter and confirm that you must appear. There are a variety of reasons why a court appearance may be required such as your age or the nature of the offense. Of course, an attorney can... Read more »

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Q: I’m 21, got a speeding ticket going 79 in a 45. What are my options? Can’t get a lawyer because it’s too late. Help!
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 3, 2020

You can request a continuance or call a lawyer now to discuss your options.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket for 47 in a 30, it says court appearance required but is they any way I wouldn’t have to go?

I would like to not go to court because I start college that week in a different state. Is there any way I could just pay it and not go to court? Also could I still get court supervision if it is possible? The last time I got a speeding ticket I was 17 and now I’m 20.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 2, 2020

If the ticket indicates that a court appearance is required you would need to appear (or have an attorney appear on your behalf). You can call the Clerk's Office at the courthouse to verify that the appearance is mandatory. You do not want to pay it outright as that would cause a conviction on... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Speeding ticket 75 in a 45

I was pulled over at 2:30 a.m. going 75 in a 45 on my way to work. Now I must appear in court. I haven't received a speeding ticket in 13 years, however I received a seat belt ticket and wrong way around traffic island ticket 3 years ago. I was cooperative and was curious what my fine could... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jul 31, 2020

Technically, because this is a Class B misdemeanor, the fine can be up to $1,500.00 plus court assessments - but that is the maximum. Because it is a criminal offense, the goal is to avoid a conviction and minimize the potential penalties including fines. You should find an attorney that practices... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: I’m 16 years old and was caught driving 120 in a 50 ive had no prior encounters. What could happen to me?

It wasn’t a act of reckless driving at all the road was flat and straight and I went and one I caught up with traffic I stopped and immediately went with the flow of traffic

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jul 28, 2020

Aggravated speeding 35+ over the limit is a class a misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2500. There are a variety of possibilities depending on the specific circumstances as well as the courthouse where your case is pending. Penalties such as... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: If I received a no court appearance ticket for speeding 25 over, do I pay ticket fine of 165 plus traffic school fee

Or do I just pay traffic school fee and not ticket because it's a no court appearance

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jul 17, 2020

You would pay the traffic school fee if you don’t wish to appear in court (or have an attorney appear for you to handle this). You can also contact the Clerk’s Office if you have any questions about this procedure.

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I was ticketed in Indiana for passing a school bus, and now IL wants my license for 3 months...

I consulted a lawyer in Boone County where it happened, and he told me that it was a basic traffic ticket with a light fine and no suspension and recommended I pay it and avoid the court date. I did so, but recently I received a suspension notice that starts August 17th. I attempted to have an... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jul 15, 2020

You would need an attorney in Indiana to reopen the case and have it dismissed or amended to a different violation. If you're successful, once this is reported back to Illinois, the suspension would be removed. Look for a local attorney in that county to assist you.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: First speeding ticket in 1/20 (52 on 40), attended traffic school; Got another speeding ticket 7/2020 for 75 - 55.

Attended Traffic School on 1/28. What are my options and what can I do to avoid points taken off and can I appeal it.. IL resident and violation happened in IL

Would I be violating the court supervision I received when I went to traffic school on Jan, 28, since I received a ticket a ticket... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jul 15, 2020

You can technically receive court supervision twice within a 12 months period, but it is not guaranteed. You (or an attorney) would likely need to attend court to keep the second speeding ticket off of your record.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: License suspension

My 20 year old son received a speeding ticket in August 2018 (paid the fine) and in March (2020) was in an accident and issued a ticket for following too closely. There was no court date and he kept calling to get a date but the clerk told him to call back because the ticket was not in the system.... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jul 14, 2020

It is certainly possible to remedy this situation. A motion would need to be filed to re-open one (or both) cases in order to bring the ticket(s) in front of a Judge and request that the conviction be removed in place of court supervision. Once the motion is granted, certified paperwork from the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Do amendments to work permits for asylum renewal include misdemeanor crimes, felonies, and traffic offenses,

The question is in the recent amendments to the law to renew the work permit for asylum. Does it include speed violations such as aggravated speed Is it prohibited to renew this work permit before the start of Resolution 25 August 2020?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jul 14, 2020

I agree with Mr. Ooink - I would suggest posting this question for immigration attorneys or contact one directly. Best of luck

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I recieved a ticket last night going 85 in a 55 with 3 friends in the car and I’m only 16 what would most likely happen
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jul 14, 2020

Speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by a maximum of 6 months in jail and a $1,500.00 fine. However, assuming that this is your first offense and you were polite and cooperative with the officer, it may be possible to keep this off of your public... Read more »

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Q: 16, got a speeding ticket for 30 above. First offense, chances of suspension in IL?

I'm 16 and It was 2am, and I was going 60 in a 30, there was no one else on the road. got a ticket for past curfew and paid it, my court date is tomorrow. What are my chances of getting my license suspended vs getting supervision?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jul 13, 2020

Speeding 26+ mph over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. If you are convicted of 2 moving violations within a 2 year period under the age of 21 you face a license suspension. It may be possible to avoid a conviction depending on a few factors. An attorney can certainly assist you and ensure the... Read more »

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Q: Ticket while using a cellphone. No option to pay without admitting guilt.

I thought that there is usually an option to pay the fine and not have it affect my driving record or plead guilty. Only option appears to be paying the fine and pleading guilty or requesting a trial. The trial location would be hours from my home. Am I missing something?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jul 10, 2020

It is possible to keep it off your record but you may need to have an attorney appear on your behalf if you are unable to attend court. Not all tickets have the option of requesting supervision without a court appearance.

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Q: Got ticket 103 mph speeding in Illinois. Posted limit was 70. How to solve it ? I am from California and Licence too.

Please give me best idea. I am not sure that I drove 103 mph it might be 83 or 93 mph but coups issued ticket of 103.I didn’t want argue with coups that time, whatever he said I did and sign the ticket. I also paid 250$ cash at the same time. What is best further step please advice me.

Thank you.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jun 27, 2020

Because the offense was for speeding 33 over, this is a Class B misdemeanor. Technically, you are facing a maximum penalty of 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1500. However, there are many possibilities based on a variety of factors including your driving record. Contact an attorney directly... Read more »

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Q: I was pulled over for going 93 in a 70 in Wisconsin, but live in Illinois. How will points work?

I have a clean record as this is my first offense. Is there a way to either reduce points or get the violation removed through supervision and/or traffic school? I’m 21.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jun 27, 2020

Wisconsin does not have court supervision. Ideally the ticket would be reduced to a non moving violation. An attorney in Wisconsin may be able to assist you or advise whether that is possible. Paying it outright would result in a conviction on your Illinois record.

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Q: I am 22 and just received my first speeding Ticket. I already paid it online. Can I still get court supervision?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jun 25, 2020

A motion would need to be filed with the clerk of court to reopen the case. It is still very possible to obtain court supervision. An attorney may be able to handle this process on your behalf without the need for you to to appear in court.

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