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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: How should I tell the court I want to plead guilty to my speeding ticket, but I would like to get court supervision.

I'm 18 years old and got a ticket for speeding. I was going 15-20 mph above the 40 mph speed limit. My ticket says, "no court appearance is required." However, I've only got two options which are pleaded guilty, and pay the fine and get a conviction. Or plead not guilty and try... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 12, 2020

If those are the only two options listed, you would need to appear in court and ask the Judge for court supervision.

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Q: I got pulled over in Joliet, Illinois for speeding over 33 mph in a 55 mph zone.

They didn’t give me option more than go to the court on November and method of released on 2,500 dlls. I’m with J1 cultural interchange student status. What should I expect? I’m really worried.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 12, 2020

In Illinois, speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is up to 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. However, it is very possible to reduce the penalties and possibly keep this off of your criminal record. Often, conditions like traffic safety school and/or... Read more »

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Q: 2 speeding tickets, both 15-20 over, doing speed school for 1. is the license still going to be suspended?

person is under 21

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 12, 2020

Traffic safety school is usually imposed as part of court supervision, which does not county against your record as a conviction. Only convictions count toward a license suspension.

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Q: Got pulled over for going 80 on a 45. Only got a ticket and kept my license and was given a court date.

I have a clean record and my hearing is a few weeks from now. Will I have to serve jail time? And have a high fine? Located in Illinois. Pulled over on grand avenue.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 11, 2020

Speeding 35+ is a class a misdemeanor. It may be possible to avoid a criminal conviction and reduce the penalties. Jail time can likely be avoided. Depending on the circumstances, other penalties such as traffic school and/or community service may be imposed. An attorney can certainly ensure you... Read more »

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Q: I am 16 years old and got a 26-34 over ticket in Illinois. How can I get this off my record? I have a clean record.

Speed limit was 35 on a 4 lane road in naperville, I was going about 59-60 I have a heads up display so I can always see my speed. Officer said I was going 66 mph which wasn’t even true. Gave me a court date. I see online that this is a class B misdemeanor, how can I get out of this ticket??

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 10, 2020

Because it is a criminal offense (class b misdemeanor) you should contact an attorney. It is very possible to keep this off of your public record if handled properly. Due to your age, a parent or legal guardian will also need to be present in court.

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Q: My son is 18 and received a ticket for operating a motor vehicle while using an electronic communication device.

He would like to ask for court supervision but we are not sure if he should pay the fine and plead guilty before appearing in court or should he pay the fine on the day he appears in court and asks for court supervision?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 12, 2020

Payment should be made after his sentence (i.e. court supervision) is granted.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: I have 5,500 and $5 and unpaid tickets in Kansas I do not have the money to pay them tickets and I would like to know ho

This is in Kansas Wichita Kansas to be exact

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 12, 2020

This was posted under Illinois. Because the law regarding these issues is different from state to state, you should contact an attorney in Kansas. Ideally, someone local in the area where this took place.

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Q: I was given court supervision but I was first mailed that I had to turn in my license. Do I still have to turn it in?

I missed my first court date but asked to vacate ex-parte conviction and was given court supervision. Before that, I was sent a notice from the secretary of state that I need to turn in my license. Now that I have court supervision, do I still need to turn in my license?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 28, 2020

As long as the Secretary of State is aware you resolved the issue you should not need to surrender your license. You can give them a call to verify - 217-785-8619.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Today I received my first ticket of going 25 over the speed limit and it was on the highway what should I do?

I’m concerned with my insurance rates for my family going up and this ticket going on my record. Can I do community service or take a driver’s class. What would be my best option. I’m 17 years old.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 27, 2020

You would need to appear in court with a parent/legal guardian and request court supervision to prevent this ticket from being entered as a conviction on your driving record. You will need to pay a fine and take traffic school if the Judge grants you supervision.

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Q: I paid my ticket online 2 days late . I got a letter stating I didn’t pay it
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 20, 2020

The letter was probably sent before the payment was received. Call the Clerk's Office at the courthouse to confirm.

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Q: In IL, could driving over statutory limit 21-25 be bumped up to reckless driving in court? This my first ticket in life.

Last night, I received my first ever ticket in my life last night. Driving over Statutory Limit by 21-25. 95 over 70. Up until now (at 35), I've maintained a 100% clean driving record, not even parking ticket or any arrests ever in my life. I was also hit with a violation for driving an... Read more »

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 20, 2020

Reckless driving is a different offense entirely, it would be very unusual for the State to 'upgrade' the charge. Speeding 25 over the limit is still a petty offense, while speeding 26+ and reckless driving are both misdemeanor/criminal offenses. If you are uncomfortable appearing on your... Read more »

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Q: what should I so, I got a ticket for going 28 miles over the speed limit, I have a clean record, and im 17.

i know it will go on my record, but I want to be in the union to become an electrician

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 20, 2020

First, it is very likely, if handled properly, this can be kept off of your public record based on your age and clean record. However, it is a class b misdemeanor, a criminal offense. You, or your parents, should speak to an attorney that practices in the courthouse/county where the ticket is... Read more »

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Q: Hello I’m 19 and got three citations at once, what will likely happen

They are all petty offenses, 95 in a 70, failure to signal, and improper lane change. First offense with no prior tickets or stops. Officer pulled up behind me as I was in a sports car and didn’t radar me, but said “you seemed to be moving fast”. Also, the tickets all say “Required Court... Read more »

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Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 5, 2020

It is likely a required court appearance based on your age as well as the number of tickets you received. It only takes 2 moving violation convictions within 2 years when you are under the age of 21 to cause a license suspension, so it is important that these are kept off of your public record.... Read more »

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Q: Speeding ticket show up for court question! (Illinois, Cook)

Hi, got a speeding ticket for going 60 in a 30. This is my first time ever getting in trouble with the law, I have no pervious background, I was also test driving a car when I got pulled over, I'm under 21. What is the most likely outcome for my case? Nervous about it!

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 30, 2020

As you probably know by now, Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Technically, you face a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail and a $1,500 fine plus court assessments. However, the goal is to prevent a criminal conviction and minimize or eliminate these penalties. Consequences... Read more »

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Q: My son is 17 and he is on court supervision for doing donuts and he got a speeding ticket. What will happen to him?
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Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 23, 2020

Technically, he is facing a license suspension. Two convictions within 24 months results in a suspension for those under the age of 21. However, it is very likely this can be avoided as long as it is handled properly in court. He may need to complete another traffic safety course. It would be... Read more »

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Q: I'm on court supervision right now and got another ticket. will I lose my license, or is there a way I can save it?

I'm 21 years old, I'm on court supervision for running a stop sign. The new ticket is for speeding.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 23, 2020

It takes 3 convictions within 12 months to cause a license suspension when you are 21 years of age or older. As a result, you are not currently facing the loss of your driving privileges. Also, you can receive court supervision up to 2 times within a 12 month period, but it is ultimately up to the... Read more »

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Q: my son has gotten 2 minor speeding ticketes in IL, the second one we got supervision. he is now a student in WY,...

while in Wy he got another speeding ticket. Do we need to get an attorney so it doesnt hit his record? Does IL and WY communicate with each other. how can we best beat this.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 10, 2020

Your best bet is to find an attorney in WY to try to have the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation, which will not impact his record in Illinois. Certain states are better than others at communicating with one another.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: I have a court date 9/02 where I am unable to bring a parent can I go by myself.

I am currently 17 right now and turn 18 around 20 days after the court date. This is for a ticket where I drove past curfew and I got a similar ticket in the past for driving on a permit. That one was dismissed, but a parent was also there with me. I live in Illinois.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 9, 2020

Because you were under the age of 18 at the time of the ticket, you are required to have a parent or legal guardian present. If you are unable, provide an explanation to the Judge, who will likely give you a continuance.

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Q: Hi there. My mother received a ticket and court sentence in February for speeding 27mph over the limit.

She went in today and the judge spoke to her very briefly, giving her a new court date next month and telling her to come back with an attorney. He did say that she could be punished with jail time. She has had her license for almost 20 years now, with a speeding ticket (7mph over) 12 years ago.... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 7, 2020

Aggravated speeding 26-34 over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. As a result, the maximum penalties include up to 6 months in jail and a fine up to $1500. However, especially with a good driving record, there is a high likelihood of avoiding jail time. An attorney can help minimize the... Read more »

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Q: Will my license get suspended?

I got a ticket last July 26,2019 and I just got another ticket July 22 2020. I’m 20 years old in the state of Illinois. My 2019 ticket, I too the safety school and finished court supervision. Will I get my license suspended?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 4, 2020

Court supervision does not count toward a license suspension, so you are not in jeopardy of a license suspension unless you received another conviction within the last 24 months of the pending ticket. However, you should still try to avoid a conviction on the new ticket. You can technically receive... Read more »

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