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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Received a ticket with court date and time on bottom but officer did not mark appearance required or not. Do I go?

Ticket is for expired plate sticker (11 months). Officer wrote court date and time but did not mark the boxes..whether it is required or not. Am I supposed to show up on that date, even if I send a payment for the ticket?

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

You should not have to appear in court if the box for "court appearance required" is not checked (even if there is a court date listed on the ticket). You can contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court to confirm. Regardless, it is likely that the ticket will be dismissed if you appear in... View More

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Q: I had a 28 over speed limit ticket in 25 mph zone with court appearance. Will I go to jail?

Mt prospect

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answered on Feb 5, 2023

The maximum penalty for speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is 6 months in jail and a $1,500.00 fine - the minimum penalty is court supervision. Of course, the goal is to avoid jail time and a criminal conviction. Traffic school and community service are more common than jail. The ultimate result... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: I got a ticket for driving 28 over speed limit in 25 mph zone. I know it can be a jail time . How likely that to happen?

Mount Prospect Illinois

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answered on Feb 5, 2023

The maximum penalty for speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is 6 months in jail and a $1,500.00 fine - the minimum penalty is court supervision. Of course, the goal is to avoid jail time and a criminal conviction. Traffic school and community service are more common than jail. The ultimate result... View More

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Q: I got a speeding ticket a couple of years ago in Illinois but totally forgot about it and I live in Missour.

I think the speeding ticket was in Cook county.

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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Apr 10, 2024

There are several possible courses of action depending on the impact it is having on your Missouri license, if any. If it is causing an issue, an attorney here in Illinois can likely handle the matter without you returning to Illinois.

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Q: Will County Court Supervision granted for speeding (second offense)

I recently received a ticket for going 22mph over the limit in Will County. I also got a warning for following too close. I have a ticket with court supervision from a different county in Illinois from a little over a year ago. How likely are my chances of court supervision? Also, is it better to... View More

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

Court supervision is likely if it has been over a year. Read the ticket carefully to see if you qualify for court supervision by mail.

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Q: If I get two tickets in less than two weeks and I am 17, if I go on court supervision for one will that help me
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answered on May 4, 2023

You will want to get court supervision or a dismissal on one or both tickets to avoid a license suspension. As Mr. Harvatin pointed out, you will be required to complete a traffic safety course if you receive court supervision.

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Q: I’m on a ticket payment pan but I’m a day late will I be kicked off

Can I still pay

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answered on Oct 30, 2022

Contact the Clerk's Office to determine your options, that is the only way to know for sure.

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Q: Will I be able to receive or ask for another court supervision?

I had my first ticket in June of 2021, it was nothing but 164$ and I payed that. Got another one I March of 2022 was placed under supervision for 6 months. I did the 6 months and payed the court fee. So should that ticket be off my record? Anywho, got 2 more on Friday, October 7th, 2022 and I have... View More

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answered on Oct 30, 2022

Court supervision stays on your court record (court purposes driving abstract), so they will have access to that information.

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Q: I had court for driving without license had court was giving 2months to get driver license and insurance
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answered on Jul 25, 2022

It sounds as though the judge is giving you an opportunity to address these issues prior to resolving your case. You should go the the Secretary of State to obtain your license or determine what steps need to be taken before you can obtain a license. Depending on the reason you have been unable to... View More

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Q: I got a speeding ticket and there is no court date set on the ticket nor does my ticket exist when I look it up online

I was speeding on the highway and issued a warning for something else and a citation for speeding. There's no court date on my ticket and when I look my ticket up on the cook county clerks website my tickets doesn't seem to exist. Should I call the clerks office or just let it go?

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answered on Jul 25, 2022

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County can be very slow loading tickets into their system. Keep checking and/or contact the Clerk's Office. Chances are that it will eventually show up.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: For a DUI misdemeanor in IL, should I answer yes to a criminal history disclosure that I've been convicted of a felony?
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answered on Jun 13, 2022

A misdemeanor is not a felony so the answer would be "no".

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Q: Just received 2nd speeding ticket in 6 months. Under 21. Just found out speedometer is off. Can I fight these tickets

Am I able to fight these tickets to avoid suspension?

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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Apr 16, 2022

It is certainly possible to avoid a license suspension. However, a broken speedometer is not a legal defense. It would be best to contact an attorney that practices in the courthouse/county where these tickets were issued to discuss the specifics and your options.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: I miss my court date called district clerk's office. She said I did have an active warrant for $750 Bond

I had already been to court like two times and she told me to get a lawyer I work at the Waffle House I don't make a lot of money so I was trying to figure out how to do that and come up with money to pay my fines and unfortunately I missed my court date because I was thinking it was on the... View More

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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Apr 9, 2022

Your best bet is to contact and hire a local attorney to assist you. If you are unable, gather the money to post bond and turn yourself in so you can be processed and released.

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Q: I recieved a parking ticket for expired Illinois registration. I had the sticker, just not on plate. It was in my car.

Does the law say u have to have the sticker on the plate or just paid for. I.E. not expired?

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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Apr 5, 2022

It depends on the specific local ordinance/statute you were charged under. Regardless, it may be in your best interest to request a court date/hearing and provide proof that the registration was renewed prior to this incident. Also, provide proof that it is now properly displayed.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: I need proof that I completed court supervision to appeal my FOID revocation. How do I get this proof/documentation?

I got a DUI a few years back, and had to complete court supervision. Due to the supervision, my FOID card got revoked. Now that supervision is over, I can appeal my revocation. I need documentation proving that I completed supervision and that I’m no longer prohibited from owning firearms. What... View More

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answered on Apr 5, 2022

You can go to the Clerk's Office located at the courthouse where your case was handled and ask to purchase a certified disposition. This is a certified document that will confirm the successful termination of your court supervision.

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Q: My daughter got a speeding ticket a month ago and the police officer hasn't filed it Does she still have to worry about

It says no court apparents

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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Mar 14, 2022

She may get lucky, but I would suggest checking with the Clerk's Office for another 30 days to see if it is entered.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I have traffic court, do I need a lawyer

I have court tomorrow morning for speeding, I have no lawyer, is that bad?

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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Feb 13, 2022

It is difficult to answer your question without more information. If it is a more serious speeding ticket - such as aggravated speeding (26 or more over the limit) - or if you have prior traffic violations, it would be best to consult with an attorney.

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Q: I got two speeding tickets 1 I was going 60 in a 40 and the other I was going 53 in a 35 what will happen next ? I’m 17
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answered on Feb 12, 2022

When you are under the age of 21, it takes two convictions within 2 years to cause a license suspension. You must avoid a conviction on at least one of these tickets, but ideally both, to keep your license. You (and your parents) should speak directly to an attorney in the area where these tickets... View More

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Q: I received a ticket for expired license plate. I went to the DMV and paid for a new registration sticker.

I paid for the new registration prior to my scheduled court date. However I was extremely busy with work and totally forgot about the court date! The court date was two days ago, what is the best thing for me to do right now?

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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Oct 1, 2021

Contact the Clerk's Office at the courthouse to see what action was taken. You may need to file a motion to bring the ticket back into court.

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Q: 2 ticket, 2 counties, can i get court supervision for both?

Hi, I received a ticket for crossing the center line early in july. in early august, I was in a very minor accident and got a improper merge ticket....am I able to get court supervision for the 2nd one? I have missed my court date for the 2nd ticket as I read the date wrong on the ticket.... View More

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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Sep 7, 2021

Technically, you can receive court supervision up to 2 times within a 12 month period, but that is ultimately up to the Judge. If a conviction was already entered on the second ticket due to the missed court date a motion would need to be filed to bring the case back into court. An attorney can... View More

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