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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on

Q: What is going to happen? Am I going to get my license taken away from me? How do I prevent that?

Im 19. I was in a car accident and got a ticket for failure to reduce speed. Im on supervision and I got another ticket for speeding. I have to appear in court in 2 weeks. I do not know what will happen. I have also gotten a couple of warnings as well.

Brandon K. Davis answered on Jun 7, 2019

You are facing a license suspension if you receive a conviction on the new ticket and they revoke your supervision on the first ticket. Two convictions within 24 months at your age will cause a license suspension. However, you are eligible for supervision twice within a 12 month period, but that... Read more »

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Q: Best approach to police officer writing down wrong information on citation?

I posted a question about what to expect from speeding in a school zone yesterday, and today we realized the cop wrote down the wrong information on the citation. He had my license with him but he pulled up my fathers record and wrote his information down instead (we have the same name). Wrote down... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis answered on Jun 5, 2019

I agree with Mr. Ooink - the officer’s credibility may be undermined at trial using the various errors on the citation.

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Q: No fee on citation but court date for speeding in school zone, what to expect?

I got pulled over for going 44 in a school zone, before this I’ve only gotten pulled over with a warning for a broken tail light. I’m 18 by the way. The citation given has a court date on it but no fine. What should I expect on that date, as far as possible consequences. What are the typical... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis answered on Jun 4, 2019

My colleagues are correct. You cannot receive court supervision, which means an automatic conviction unless the charge is amended. Two convictions within 24 months (under the age of 21) will cause a license suspension. Fines/court costs and traffic school are standard under these circumstances. An... Read more »

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Q: Okay, I have a court date on June 26. But i’m flying out on June 8 and not coming back until July 28! Can I postpone it?

Brandon K. Davis answered on May 29, 2019

Depending on a couple of factors, there are different options. More information is needed - courthouse/county and the type of offense. You can file a motion at the courthouse to bring the case into court early and request to reset the initial court date. You may also be able to hire an attorney to... Read more »

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Q: I am 16 years old and I was speeding 25 over. can I do supervision or will my license get suspended? what will happen?

Brandon K. Davis answered on May 29, 2019

You must appear in court with a parent due to your age. Supervision is typical for a first ticket but it is up to the Judge. You would have to complete traffic safety school as well. Your license would only be suspended for two convictions within 24 months. Supervision does not count as a... Read more »

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Q: I was denied court supervision for a texting while driving ticket because I received court supervision for a first

Ticket in september 2018. I received a letter telling me supervision has been denied on this second ticket and a conviction has been entered. I am over 21.

What does this mean? Do I have to pay more? Go to jail? Show up in court? Lose my license?

Brandon K. Davis answered on May 29, 2019

A second cell phone offense is treated as a moving violation (note: a first will count as a moving violation beginning in July under the new law). Because you are over 21, it would take 3 convictions within 12 months to cause a license suspension. However, if you want to remove the conviction, you... Read more »

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Q: If I got a speeding ticket and immediately came home and I paid it and realized I want court supervision, can I still?

I was in Illinois and I’m 19 and have no records of a speeding ticket before. I got one for going over 20 mph but not exceeding 25 mph. I was so nervous and didn’t want to forget paying my ticket so as soon as I got home I immediately paid it. But as I was reading I realized I didn’t click on... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis answered on May 26, 2019

Contact the Clerk’s Office at the courthouse where the ticket is assigned to see if a conviction was already entered. At this point, I would assume that a motion to vacate would need to be filed at the courthouse if you want to keep the offense off of your record. The case can be brought before... Read more »

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Q: How Can I get a 2017 ticket amended from above 15- 25 mph to below 14?

I recieced two of the same types of tickets and just pleaded guilty and paid the court costs, I travel for work now and didnt realize the ticket from 2017 would effect my job. One county changed the mileage without a second question from back in 2016, the second county said it wasnt possible to... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis answered on May 17, 2019

An attorney may be able to file the motion and explain the circumstances to the prosecutor in order to secure a more favorable outcome.

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Q: Im currently under C. S. for a speeding ticket and just received a ticket for no proof of insurance. Will this effect it

i have insurance but it wasn’t with me in the car.

Brandon K. Davis answered on May 12, 2019

Bring the proof of insurance to court covering the day that the ticket was issued. It will be dismissed. It will not effect your court supervision.

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Q: I got a ticket over 3 years ago. Will it drop off and can I get my licence back

Brandon K. Davis answered on May 9, 2019

Unfortunately, no. You would need to resolve the ticket before you can get your license back. You may be able to file a motion to request supervision depending on the circumstances. It may be worth contacting an attorney that practices in that specific county/courthouse.

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Q: I’m 16 and have a clean driving record. I was cited in Illinois for doing 26mph above posted speed.

I was given a court date. Online it says this is punishable by 1500 fine and class b misdemeanor. How likely is it I would get that full punishment?

Brandon K. Davis answered on May 5, 2019

The maximum penalty is very unlikely. However, it is still a criminal offense (Class B misdemeanor). The goal is to avoid a criminal conviction and minimize the other potential additional consequences. Community service, traffic school and fines are all more likely than jail time. A lot depends on... Read more »

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Q: im under court supervision for 9 months, i recently got a speeding ticket for going over 20, can they suspend or revoke?

Brandon K. Davis answered on May 5, 2019

They can revoke your court supervision and enter a conviction due to the new violation. As far as suspending or revoking your driver’s license - it would take 2 convictions within 24 months if you are under 21 years old. 3 convictions within 12 months if you are 21 or older.

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Q: So I got a no proof of insurance ticket today, the ticket has a fine of 140. Is that the true?

It happened in Macon County, IL. I was speeding and got a ticket for that also.

Brandon K. Davis answered on Apr 16, 2019

The insurance ticket should require a court appearance. Fines and costs would be assessed by the judge. Bring proof of insurance covering the time of the ticket. If you didn’t have it, bring after-acquired insurance to minimize fines and request court supervision. A conviction would cause a... Read more »

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Q: 2 tickets in a month in different counties. Help

I got 2 speeding tickets in a matter of a month, unfortunately. 2 of them are in different counties. I have already called one of the tickets circuit clerk and have a court date next month. Am I allowed to ask for court supervision for each other counties?

Brandon K. Davis answered on Apr 10, 2019

Technically, you can receive court supervision twice within a 12 month period. The judge has discretion. While it is not guaranteed, an attorney can help you achieve the best possible outcome.

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Q: 17 year old got traffic ticket for using cell phone. Since not a moving violation will it be on record if pay the fine?

Trying to decide if court supervision and a traffic safety class is necessary

Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 27, 2019

The offense will still be reported to the Secretary of State even though a first offense is not a moving violation under current law (changing soon). Could effect insurance, etc. I would suggest requesting court supervision.

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Q: I have citation for improper lane usage, speeding and accident involved in Illinois.

citation says no court appearance required but I received the letter from circuit court that court appearance required.

Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 26, 2019

That is likely because you received more than one citation. The officer mistakenly marked the tickets as no court appearance required. If you are unable to appear in court, contact an attorney that practices in the courthouse where your tickets are assigned. An attorney may be able to appear on... Read more »

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Q: I got a ticket for failure to completely stop at a stop sign will my license get suspended?

I am 20 years old and recently finished court supervision back in November from a different ticket for speeding.

Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 26, 2019

You should try to avoid a conviction on the new ticket as well. Technically, you are eligible for court supervision (a non-conviction sentence) twice within a 12 month period, but it is not automatic. It may be worth consulting with an attorney to assist you. Your license will not be suspended... Read more »

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Q: got a ticket for speeding last year and had court supervision and traffic school in Illinois. If I just got a ticket

got a ticket for speeding last year and had court supervision and traffic school in Illinois. If I just got a ticket recently for not fully stopping at a stop sign, will the judge let me do court supervision again? Or will it go on my record for my insurance to see

Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 26, 2019

You can technically receive court supervision twice within a 12 month period, but it is not automatic, it is at the judge's discretion. An attorney may be able to assist in securing a second order of court supervision.

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Q: I have several fines from the 90's that i never paid. Do I have to pay them before I can try to get my license back?

Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 23, 2019

If they were reported to the Secretary of State, you will need to pay them prior to obtaining a license.

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Q: Is there a way to avoid having to complete a SATOP course?

I received a DUI the state of Missouri, Summer of 2016. It resulted in my license being suspended and having to complete a SATOP program. I’m now a Illinois resident and am looking to getting my license here.

Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 21, 2019

Illinois will likely not issue a license until the suspension/hold out of Missouri is cleared. If you want to avoid completing the program, you should consult with an attorney in Missouri to see if there is another way to remove the suspension.

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