Questions Answered by Brandon K. Davis

Q: My daughter got her first ticket. She is 20 years old.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
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.

Q: I just received a ticket for running a stop sign. I'm just a new driver and have never gotten a citation.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
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.

Q: I got a red light Traffic violation worth $100 that was sent through mail last February 19,2019

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
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.

Q: I got a ticket for driving at 61 on a 40 mph zone. The officer said I can get court supervision without going to court

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
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.

Q: Do you need a guardian present with a minor when showing the completion of court supervision.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
You should be fine going to court on the termination date without your parent or guardian to simply show the proof of completion of your traffic school.

Q: Illinois had a DUI plead guilty for supervision... do I have to go back because of a red light ticket.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
It is very unlikely the prosecutor would choose to file a violation of your DUI supervision even if they become aware of this type of ticket.

Q: I got 2 moving violations in Arkansas and 1 in illonois in the past 30 days I live in illonois.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
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.

Q: I got a speeding ticket back in 2017. I went to the courthouse and paid the ticket and asked for court supervision.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
You, or an attorney, would would need to file a motion to vacate in order to re-open the case and request to reinstate court supervision.

Q: Are there any traffic laws for traveling in a right turn lane for more than 300 feet?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
This questions was posted under Illinois. You may want to re-post under Georgia to receive relevant answers from Georgia attorneys.

Q: I live in illonois and got a speeding ticket and improper lane usage and 1 month prior I got a speeding ticket in IL.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
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.

Q: I got a ticket for going 83 in a 55 zone. The officer said and marked no court appearance required. Now I have to go?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
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...

Q: Speeding 26-34 mph above is a criminal offenses need to know what is gonna happen in court. Will I have to pay court fee

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
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...

Q: The indiv bond says 1500$ on it. Do I have to pay it. What happens when I go t court.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
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...

Q: Willl my license get suspended? Will it go on a criminal record ? What is a individual bond.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
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...

Q: I forgot to affix my license plate sticker and got a ticket. If I provide proof can I contest the ticket?

4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
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.

Q: What usually happens when your found guilty of driving on a suspended license due to a judgment? What's the sentencing?

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
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...

Q: Did I need permission to move out of state with an ongoing traffic court case?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 3, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
If it is a petty traffic offense permission is not required. If it is a criminal traffic offense, your bond will indicate the conditions that you are under.

Q: I got a 2 tickets for driving on expired plates and speeding 15-20 over posted speed limit.

5 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 3, 2019
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.

Q: What would be the best way & proper way for a minor to ask for court supervision on a misdemeanor speeding ticket?

4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
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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