Brandon K. Davis' answer Your daughter, or an attorney, would have to be present in court. A dismissal is only likely if the officer fails to appear. Otherwise, court supervision (with traffic school because she is under 21 years old) may be the best case scenario.
Brandon K. Davis' answer The fine and convenience fee seem to indicate that this may be some type of local ordinance violation that is not going to be reported to the Secretary of State (and may not appear on your driving record). Read the ticket carefully, if it gives you the option of court supervision/traffic school, that may be your best bet. If there is a phone number on the ticket, call and ask if this will be reported on your driving record if you pay it.
Brandon K. Davis' answer You can follow the instructions to contest the ticket based on the fact that you were already in the intersection when the light changed. It may require that you appear in court for a hearing. It is up to the Judge to review the evidence and determine if you were at fault. Otherwise, just pay the ticket. Most photo enforced tickets are essentially treated like parking tickets and will not count against your driving record.
Brandon K. Davis' answer If it is marked "Court Appearance Required", you or your attorney will need to appear in court. Unfortunately, the officer may have misspoke. You can contact the Clerk's Office at the courthouse where the ticket is assigned to verify.
Brandon K. Davis' answer If you are 21 or older, 3 convictions within 12 months will cause a license suspension. If the two Arkansas tickets are reported back to Illinois and you are convicted of the Illinois ticket you will be suspended. You may want to consult with an attorney that practices in the area that you received the Illinois ticket to help keep a conviction off of your record. A dismissal or court supervision would prevent the ticket from counting toward a license suspension.
Brandon K. Davis' answer If you are 21 or older, 3 convictions for moving violations within 12 months will result in a license suspension. If you are under 21, 2 convictions within 24 months will result in a license suspension. Speeding and improper lane usage are both moving violations. Court supervision will not count toward a license suspension. You want may want to contact an attorney to appear in court on the most recent tickets in an effort to avoid a conviction.
Brandon K. Davis' answer It was a mistake by the officer, but does not alleviate the need for you to appear in court. It sounds like you received notice from the officer, police department or Clerk of Court after the fact. Court appearances are required for criminal offenses including aggravated speeding. Of course, the goal is still to keep this off of your record and minimize any additional consequences. Any amount previously paid should be refunded or applied to any resulting fines and court costs. Contact an...
Brandon K. Davis' answer Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. The $1,500 is an I-bond, no need to worry about that amount specifically unless you fail to show up in court - your case may last a couple of court dates - typically two (first for your attorney to work out an agreement with the State and the second to show proof that you complied with the terms of that agreement).
You are technically facing a maximum $1,500 fine and up to 6 months in jail on the offense. Additionally, if...
Brandon K. Davis' answer Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. The $1,500 is an I-bond, no need to worry about that amount specifically unless you fail to show up in court. However, you are technically facing a maximum $1,500 fine and up to 6 months in jail on the offense. Additionally, if convicted, you are facing a license suspension. It only takes two tickets within 2 years when you are under the age of 21. Many of these more serious consequences can likely be avoided, but you will want to find...
Brandon K. Davis' answer Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. If convicted, it will go on your public record. The $1,500 is an I-bond, no need to worry about that amount specifically unless you fail to show up in court. However, you are technically facing a maximum $1,500 fine and up to 6 months in jail on the offense. Additionally, if convicted, you are facing a license suspension. It only takes two tickets within 2 years when you are under the age of 21. Many of these more serious consequences can...
Brandon K. Davis' answer It would be best to appear in person at a hearing and provide proof. They can still hold you liable under the Chicago Municipal Code for failing to display the sticker but you have a much better chance by going to court and presenting the documentation in person.
Brandon K. Davis' answer As mentioned, this offense is typically charged a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a MAXIMUM 12 months in jail and $2,500 fine plus court costs. You may just need to pay the fine, but if it was reported to the Secretary of State as a failure to appear, you will need to file a motion and go to court to resolve the case as part of the process of reinstating your license. The conviction would also delay the process of reinstating your license by extending your current suspension period. The wise...
Brandon K. Davis' answer Renew your registration and bring proof to court. That ticket will likely be dismissed if you show compliance. You are not currently liable for those amounts as long as you show up to court.
Brandon K. Davis' answer The goal may not just be to simply request supervision from the Judge, but to negotiate a reduction of the offense from a misdemeanor to a petty offense with the prosecutor, if possible. Your parent or legal guardian must be present in court as well.
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