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Q: Liscense expired forgot to renew got pulled over 12days later im on first offenders probation have insurance and liscens
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Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 21, 2019

Renew your license prior to court. There is a good chance they will dismiss the charge if you bring in a valid license.

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Q: I am 16 and received a ticket for going 51 in a 30, what will they ask me in court? i’m so nervous

i will be pleading guilty with request for order of supervision

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 19, 2019

It is likely the Judge will agree to supervision with traffic safety school. A parent will need to be present.

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Q: My 18 year old got 1st moving violation. He will pay fine and plead guilty. Will this stay on record & for how long?

He did not come to a full and complete stop at a stop sign. He does NOT have to appear in court but he does not want to have this on his record. By pleading guilty and paying the fine through the mail, does it stay on his record? For how long? Is he on probation? THANKS for your help!

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 18, 2019

It would be better to appear in court and request court supervision to prevent a conviction. He will likely need to complete traffic school.

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Q: Speeding ticket for 77 in a 45 and must appear in court. No violations in last 10 yrs. Is court supervision possible?

Seeking advice as to how to plead and whether I can request supervision given my previous record.

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 16, 2019

Under Illinois law, speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Technically, this means that the offense can be punished by up at 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. Court supervision is certainly possible. However, based on your driving record and other mitigating factors, it would... Read more »

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Q: Can I get court supervision twice in one year?

I got a ticket for Scott’s law in June and was put on court supervision. I recently got another ticket for speeding and the officer said I don’t have to go to court and I could just pay the fine and request court supervision. I’m not sure if he could see I was already on court supervision for... Read more »

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 13, 2019

Technically, you can receive court supervision twice within 12 months. However, a second order of supervision will typically require that you appear in court. You may want to contact the Clerk's Office at the courthouse where the ticket is assigned to try to verify your eligibility. Technically, a... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Well I’m a truck driver. And I came to a complete stop. Another driver hit me on the right side

Because she was speeding. But the police didn’t hear my side of the story and gave both of us a ticket. I don’t think it was fair if she hit me . Her vehicle is damaged in the front.

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 31, 2019

It is worth appearing in court, ideally with an attorney, especially because of your CDL. Court supervision would not prevent the ticket from showing up on your driving record.

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Q: I have court tomorrow and I'm on conditional discharge till July 2020but have not been able to pay on fines due to loss

Due to loss if job n just starting a new job have not been able to pay on them will I be tooken into custody fines are 600 will be able to start paying this week but do not want to go to jail

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 29, 2019

Be prepared to explain your financial hardship to the judge. If possible, make some sort of payment tomorrow to show good faith.

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Q: Is a copy of the cancelled check and a photo acceptable proof in court that my IL license plate sticker is up to date?

I don’t have the sheet the sticker was on when purchased, which would serve as proof.

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 24, 2019

The photo of the plate and new sticker would be sufficient for most prosecutors.

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Q: I was driving my car and it didn’t have insurance at the time I had house fire and needed to move it off the street.

As I was driving to drop the car off A man hit the back off my car as I sat at the red light waiting the office gave me A ticket for no insurance I have insurance now on the car but I have court an dont no what to do or plea im trying to prevent suspension off my license. Its my first offense I... Read more »

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 22, 2019

As my colleagues mentioned, as long as you obtain court supervision, which should be offered if you bring proof of after-acquired insurance, your license will not be suspended.

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Q: my Ex boyfriend recently got a speeding ticket that he has to go to court for. But my address is on the record.

He’s been moved out for a year and refuses to change his address. Is there anything I can do about it???

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 15, 2019

As long as the ticket is under his name and license number it should not cause you any problems. There is no way to amend the ticket without appearing in court on the court date, but, again, that should not be necessary.

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Q: Should I get a lawyer for speeding in school zone?

Im 19 clean driving record and got pulled over in a school zone, 38 in a 20 what should I expect with or without a lawyer. I had a discussion with the officer on the side of the road that there was cars near me and he said that didn't matter. I was unaware I was still in the school zone and the... Read more »

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 11, 2019

The major issue with speeding in a school zone is that you are not eligible for court supervision. As a result, if you plead guilty or if you are found guilty after trial, a conviction is the only possible sentence. An attorney may be able to negotiate an amendment to the offense or challenge the... Read more »

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Q: I got a speeding ticket for 88 in a 70 zone. payment due Oct. 21st. wont have money until Nov. 1st.extension possible?
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Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 10, 2019

The extension would likely need to be requested in court. You may want to contact the Clerk’s Office for options.

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Q: Is it likely the judge would lessen the penalty or points if I appear without a lawyer?

I'm a 17 yr old MO resident and got an IL ticket for 54 in a 35 construction zone from Alexander Co

I have 2 pts in MO for speeding already. I need my license for work and school and can't afford a lawyer or suspension. Should I just pay or is there a chance going before the judge would... Read more »

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 7, 2019

Because you are under 18 years of age a court appearance is typically required. In addition, speeding in a construction zone also requires a court appearance. Having an attorney present in court to attempt to reduce the violation and/or prevent a conviction on your record is encouraged but not a... Read more »

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Q: Received a ticket for going around a road closed sign. However, there was traffic coming from the opposite direction!

Can I get supervision without going to court and just pay the fine?

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 30, 2019

Certain tickets will give you the option of requesting court supervision without the need to attend court. Usually, this will require the completion of a traffic safety school course. Read the ticket carefully, it should explain your options. If this is not an option, a court appearance would be... Read more »

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Q: 89 in 70mph zone. no court appearance but has court date. Method of release not guilty pay 164.00. What does this mean

Does this mean if I pay fine I’m not guilty. Also should I just go to court date and ask for traffic school.

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 27, 2019

If you pay the ticket, a conviction will be entered on your record. If you appear in court (or have an attorney represent you in court), the offense can likely be kept off of your record with court supervision, which may or may not require you to complete traffic school.

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Q: Got a ticket for tinted front side windows & have court tomorrow. They’re removed. Will ticket me dropped w/the receipt

I got the ticket 8/20, removed tints two days ago and have court in Rolling Meadows tomorrow 9/27. If that’s not enough proof, can I have an officer from the City of Chicago sign off on it?

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 26, 2019

A picture of the windows showing the tints have been removed and a copy of the receipt should be sufficient to show that your vehicle in now in compliance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Insurance Defense for Illinois on
Q: i got pulled over today and the officer took my license and said that he would bring my license to my house.

I am just wondering if i got a ticket or not. he didnt say and told me to drive away without my license. did i get a ticket?

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 17, 2019

When an officer issues a ticket he or she will provide with a physical ticket advising you of the offense, etc. It does not sound like you were given a ticket. I’m guessing it has to do with your age? Maybe the officer wants to bring your license to your home to speak with your parents. It may be... Read more »

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Q: Pulled over by sheriff in Illinois no physical ticket was presented to me. 3 months later ticket from Missouri pops

Up. and it’s for Erratic Lane change. It’s 4 points on my Driver record . Wondering if I could clear this up and how.

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 13, 2019

The ticket says it was issued in Missouri? You would need to contact an attorney in Missouri to review the ticket - find someone local that practices in that specific county. At this point, a motion may need to be filed to contest the citation.

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Q: Was pulled over and given a court date for not having an up to date insurance but it was up to date?

Could only find the expired insurance card when the police officer first approached. Then pulled up the current one on the mobile app and showed him once he returned from his vehicle. Officer said “I don’t have time for this” and gave me the court date information. Is this legal?

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 11, 2019

It is certainly frustrating that the officer wasn't more patient with you, but not an uncommon situation. The ticket will be dismissed in court if you provide the proof of insurance on your court date.

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Q: I have a hearing to get my license back and I'm on supervision do I admit to supervision or can I say no I have not been
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Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 10, 2019

They will likely be aware of the supervision regardless, better not to lie.

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