Contact the clerks office at the courthouse and you can pay your fines - they will explain your payment options. However, if you want to remove the conviction from your record, a motion would need to be filed, which would be the recommended course of action. An attorney can assist with that process.
I got a ticket for going 22mph over in a work zone(though it was at the end of the zone and I thought I could speed up,) and the ticket says appearance required in Southern Illinois. I was driving from Michigan, where I live, to Louisiana, where I go to college, and it would be quite difficult to... Read more »
I am two months away from turning 18 I got my first moving violation about 3 months ago when a woman stomped on her brakes and I couldn’t stop in time. I got a ticket for failure to reduce speed. Just the other night I got a speeding ticket 55 in a 40. Can I plead guilty to the failure to reduce... Read more »
The ticket you received for the accident should be set for trial in hopes that the other party does not show up in court. You may qualify for a deferred prosecution/dismissal or court supervision on one or both as well. An attorney can certainly assist.
Speeding 26-34 over is a Class B misdemeanor and, therefore, a criminal offense - often referred to as aggravated speeding. However, you are fortunately not facing a license suspension based on this single offense. Of course, the goal is still to keep this off of your public record and minimize the...Read more »
Received traffic ticket 5 months ago, did online traffic school. Supervision is cleared. Received another traffic ticket last week. Was going to pay it next week, but it says that I cannot do traffic school again via paying it by mail. I would have to appear, but I will be out of town on... Read more »
I was informed that I had a ticket being sent to my old address a few days ago that’s now tripled in its amount because it was never paid & I was hoping if there was any possible way I can get the amount lowered. If I would’ve known I had a ticket a few months ago I would’ve paid it right... Read more »
It may be possible to file a motion at the courthouse and attempt to reduce the fines. Success depends on a variety of factors including the amount of time past due and whether the citation was sent to the other address in error. You may wish to contact the clerk at that specific courthouse to...Read more »
My 16 year old son just received his second speeding ticket in less than 6 months in IL. On the first ticket, we went to court, plead guilty and requested driving school/supervision. He completed the 4 hour class. Will he be allowed to request traffic school again or will his license be suspended?
It is ultimately up to the judge. Technically, he can receive supervision twice within 12 months (with a requirement that he complete traffic school). Two convictions within 2 years would cause a license suspension.
The Illinois Child Passenger Protection Act (625 ILCS 25/1) provides the requirements for proper child restraints in vehicles. It would be a good idea to speak to an attorney that practices in the courthouse where your tickets are assigned regarding the three violations. Taking photos of the...Read more »
It would be a required court appearance. An attorney may be able to represent you in your absence and ensure the ticket is resolved favorably. You may file a motion at the Clerk’s Office to change the court date as well if you prefer.
My license was suspended 3 months for a no insurance ticket. I just got caught driving on suspended license for that ticket. I'm wondering if I can get Court supervision on this driving on suspended ticket. I've had another driving on suspended license but it's been 13 years since that happened.
It may be possible to get court supervision due to the basis of your suspension (insurance). Of course, there's no guarantee. A conviction would go on your public record and extend the existing suspension. Speak to a local attorney who practices in the courthouse where your case in pending.
Green light and hit the older couples car. No damage but she was issued the citation plus one for having two friends with her. We have a court date. What can the outcome be (has insurance under her dad and car in her dads name) Thank you
If the other party is not present in court, it may be possible to get the ticket(s) dismissed. If they do appear in court, it is still possible to avoid a conviction on her record through negotiation with the prosecutor. She would like be required to complete a traffic safety school course. An...Read more »
I had an accident when i was 18 but that didn't go on my record and a warning before for speeding when I was 20 so my record is clean, what are my chances is if i decide to show up to court with no attorney Present? I know its a class B misdemeanor but how likely is Jail if i decide to admit guilt... Read more »
Jail time is unlikely under the circumstances, but there are other considerations, such as avoiding a criminal conviction and minimizing the other possible penalties such as high fines and community service.
An attorney may be able to represent you in your absence depending on a few factors. Contact an attorney that practices in the courthouse/county where you case is assigned. You can also try to file a motion at the courthouse.
Cell phone violations are moving violations in illinois. As far as appearing in court, every ticket is different, read the options carefully. Usually, paying the ticket will result in a conviction on your record. Appearing in court or having an attorney handle this on your behalf is typically the...Read more »
One prior speeding ticket 3 years ago in Iowa. Current speeding ticket is in Illinois. Can I just apply for supervision online/pay the ticket or would it be more beneficial to go to court in front of a judge?
If you have the option of receiving court supervision pre-court you may do so. Simply paying the ticket typically results in a conviction. Appearing in court may also have the added benefit of a dismissal if the officer is not present (and the option to request supervision).
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