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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
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.... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
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... Read more »

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Q: I got pulled over for being on phone while driving. My license had also been expired for 3 years.

I didn't get arrested, I was able to drive away from it. I was issued a citation to appear in court in a month. My only other ticket on record is a speeding ticket (10mph over) from 5 years ago. Can I renew my license before my court date? And is there any chance I could get court supervision?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 7, 2021

Yes, you can and should renew your license prior to court. The primarily goal is to keep your record clean - with a dismissal or supervision. An attorney can certainly assist.

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Q: I got my first speeding ticket in Pekin, IL for going 77 / 45. I’d go early to pay, but I don’t know how much it cost.

Around nighttime still evening, I was At a stoplight and the light turned green. As I noticed I stepped on the gas and went up to 40 and a cop siren was flashed. Me nervous and scared, the cop asked me for ID and drivers license. He asked me was i in a hurry, I said no. He said you know you went up... Read more »

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 7, 2021

Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Because it’s a criminal charge, a court appearance is required. It would be recommended that you appear in court with a lawyer to ensure the best possible result. Contact an attorney that practices in the county / courthouse where your case... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: If you have a accident with another vehicle and receive a ticket for ignoring traffic light. Should you sign and pay.

No one seemed to be injured and driving record great but don't want to admit guilt by signing ticket if there is another way or if it could turn out to bite me later.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 31, 2021

You should not pay the ticket. In the majority of these matters, there is a good chance of a dismissal or at least avoiding a conviction by appearing in court. An attorney can certainly assist you.

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Q: I got pulled over with an expired registration. After fixing this, will I have to appear in court to fight the ticket?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 18, 2021

If there is a court date, you should appear in court with the renewed registration to attempt to have the ticket dismissed. If there is not a court date listed, you would need to request one.

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Q: if I have a misdemeanor and never found a lawyer and have court tmr what will happen will I be put in jail said I could
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 16, 2021

It’s difficult to answer your question without knowing the details of your specific situation. You may want to ask the Judge for additional time to retain an attorney.

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Q: 2 tickets under 18

My daughter is turning 18 in less than a month. She received one moving violation, and has taken the online drivers improvement course. She just now received another ticket for getting up to speed right before the speed limit sign. How can we keep her from getting suspended?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 12, 2021

Technically, she is eligible to receive court supervision twice within a 12 month period, but it is at the judge’s discretion. An attorney may be able to help negotiate an agreement to prevent a conviction from being entered on the new ticket.

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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 »

Brandon K. Davis
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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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, DUI / DWI and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
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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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
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 »

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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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