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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?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis 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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Brandon K. Davis 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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Q: I got a speeding ticket for the first time in Illinois. Was doing 72 in a 45 and wonder what the price is going to be.
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 27, 2021

Agg speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is up to 6 months in jail and a $1,500.00 fine. Again, that is the maximum penalty. Ideally, a conviction can be kept off of your record through negotiation. Of course, minimizing the fines is also a priority.... Read more »

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Q: I’m on court supervision till may 11 for aggravated speeding, I got pulled over for reckless driving.

I have court for that may 12 I don’t have any other record then that I’m only 19 idk what to do I don’t want my license suspend or end up going to jail they arrested me

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 29, 2021

Reckless driving is a Class A misdemeanor and you are already on court supervision for a misdemeanor offense. You should find an attorney that practices in the courthouse where your new case is pending. There are steps you can take to try to reduce the consequences and show the judge that you... Read more »

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Q: Over 21, clean record. Was cited as going 94 in a 60 on highway (34 over so a Class B) What next?

As above, clean record. Cop cited me for 2,500$ but class B only denotes 1500$ max. Is there a way I can keep this off my record as I need a clean background check for work.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 1, 2021

Agg speeding 26-34 over is a class b misdemeanor. Technically, the offense can be punished by up to 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. In many of these cases, it is possible to avoid a criminal conviction on your record. It may even be possible to reduce this to a petty offense. Contact an attorney... Read more »

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Q: I got pulled over for speeding. I was going 23 MPH over the limit. I’m 16. First offense. Will my license be suspended?

This is my first offense ever. I’m 16 and the ticket says no court is required. Will my license be suspended..

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Dec 23, 2020

It will not cause a license suspension on its own. Do not pay it or a conviction will be entered on your record. Request a court appearance if a date is not listed on the ticket. You will want to request court supervision to keep your record clean. An attorney can assist.

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Q: Hello i am 16 years old and have gotten my second ticket within a 3 month period

I was pulled over in Illinois and have been approved for court supervision on the first ticket the second I have just received. what are the consequences? The first ticket was 22 over and I have already paid the fine. The second was 96 in a 65 and have a mandatory court date on January 27th. Should... Read more »

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

The new ticket is a criminal offense. Aggravated speeding 26-34 mph over the posted limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Technically, that offense may be punished by up to 6 months in jail and a $1,500 fine. Given your recent prior speeding ticket and the nature of the new offense, you (or a parent)... Read more »

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Q: will they take my licence

i have not got a ticket in about a year and i got court supervition i just got one tonight going 28 over i turn 18 in 3 day i am all for paying the fine i just dont want them to take my licence

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

You would not automatically lose your license. However, this is a class b misdemeanor. Avoiding a criminal conviction and minimizing the penalties is the top priority. It would be advisable to contact an attorney that practices in the courthouse where your case is pending.

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Q: I went 90 mph in a 60 mph highway. I got pulled over and got no ticket but got court and I dont know what to do.
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 30, 2020

Because it is a criminal offense (with a mandatory court appearance), having an attorney is recommended. Aggravated speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. Depending on certain factors, it may be possible... Read more »

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Q: I drove 90 mph in a 60 mph zone in a Express. What lawyer should I get?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 30, 2020

Because it is a criminal offense (with a mandatory court appearance), having an attorney is recommended. Aggravated speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. Depending on certain factors, it may be possible... Read more »

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Q: I live in illinois, I was driving 90 on a 60 limit express. I was given a court date do I need a lawyer? First time.
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 30, 2020

Because it is a criminal offense (with a mandatory court appearance), having an attorney is recommended. Aggravated speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. Depending on certain factors, it may be possible... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Charge changed from minor traffic offense to misdemeanor? ILLINOIS

A few weeks ago, I was pulled over for speeding. The officer claims I was going 26 over the speed limit on a highway, though my car physically can’t go that fast. HOWEVER he wrote the ticket for a 15-20 over infraction, no court appearance required.

I went to pay my ticket online and... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 29, 2020

We’ve seen these mistakes made by officers more than a handful of times. There is a mandatory court appearance for speeding 26+ in Illinois as the offense is a Class B misdemeanor. You should contact an attorney who practices in the courthouse where your cases is assigned to discuss your options... Read more »

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Q: Can my ticket be dismissed? Illinois

I got into an accident last week (it was my fault) and I received a ticket for failure to reduce my speed and causing an accident. Today I received another ticket by mail saying that I was operating my vehicle without insurance. I do have insurance but when the police asked for my insurance card at... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 26, 2020

If you provide proof of insurance that covers the time of the accident, the ticket for not having insurance will be dismissed.

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Q: My 16 year old daughter has had her license for 9 months. She received a speeding ticket for 70 in a 45.

The ticket is checked with "No court appearance necessary". Does she just pay it? Can she still drive? Should she still drive? Should we go to court? We really are not sure what to do. Help!!

Thank you so much.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 23, 2020

Do not pay it as that will result in a conviction on her record. It is best to appear in court and, at a minimum, request court supervision. An attorney can assist if you would like more guidance. She can still drive with the ticket pending but that is up to you.

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Q: Consequences for 16 year old pulled over for going 15 over limit?

My son (16) was ticketed for going 15 over the limit (50 in a 35) and also another ticket for not having his insurance in the car. He has insurance and was issued a court date and must appear. What possible consequences can he face? Does he plead guilty or no? What are some possible things he can... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 21, 2020

Presumably, this is his first ticket. If so, the prosecutor may be willing to offer a deferred prosecution for a dismissal or court supervision with a traffic school course to prevent this from counting against his driving privileges (and insurance). That depends on a few factors including the... Read more »

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Q: Hi, I got a citation speeding ticket from the West Virginia State police . Speeding 104mph on a 70mph.

However I wasn’t speeding that much. I was going I was going between 85/90/95 then reduced my speed. And when he pulled me over he said he was following me for an hour but why didn’t you pulled me over at some point then ?! I just don’t know what to do cause I got my ticket out of state (West... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 20, 2020

In Illinois, this would be charged as a misdemeanor (criminal) offense. However, laws change from state to state. You should contact an attorney in West Virginia to discuss the specifics, your options, and determine the best strategy moving forward.

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Q: My traffic case was dismissed in Chicago via Zoom. I’ve been waiting months for my license to be mailed. How long it ta?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 18, 2020

It should be mailed to the address on your license, but that doesn’t always happen,

especially due to their limited staff and constantly changing procedures due to Covid. You can go in person to the Clerk’s Office at 50 W Washington or consider it lost/destroyed and request a duplicate...
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Q: Will my girlfriend be convicted of violating scott's law?

My girlfriend was ticketed for speeding on June 2020 and had to pay a fine and court supervision. Comes November 2020 and she got pulled over for violating Scott's law. She saw the lights flashing behind her, she slowed down but couldn't move over to the other lane since it wasn't... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 18, 2020

She may be granted court supervision despite the prior ticket. There is also the option of challenging the ticket at trial.

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Q: i’m 16 and i was going 70 in a 45 after curfew got two tickets and i have had my liscense for less than a month

i’m a grade A student, will i loose my liscense for a year ? this is my first offense. this was in carol stream IL

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

The Secretary of State can suspend your license for a single conviction at your age. Sometimes a traffic school course or community service may be imposed to prevent a conviction and license suspension. It must be handled properly in court. Your parents may want to consult with an attorney to... Read more »

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Q: I feel I was not at fault when I received a failure to reduce speed ticket. What should I do?

I was driving down and alley and the person I hit was backing out of their driveway. They didn't look or slow down. I tried to swerve to avoid hitting them but we still collided.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 16, 2020

You always have the right to contest the ticket at trial. There is also a chance that the other party will not show up in court and the ticket could be dismissed. You may want to find an attorney that practices in the courthouse where your case is pending to discuss the specifics.

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