I am currently 18 y/o. In 2/2019 I got a speeding ticket for 21-25 over(80 in 55mph zone). I chose not to do court supervision for the ticket and just pay it off. Then, in 7/2020 I received another ticket for 21-25 over(77 in 55mph zone). At the time of the pullover, the officer told me I could... Read more »
It is certainly possible. An attorney can likely file the necessary motion and handle the process on your behalf. Contact an attorney that practices in the area where you received either of the two tickets to discuss your options. Many of us offer free consultations.
I went to pick up one of my friends to work it was night I was running out of gas so I tried to get fast to her house and pull gas , I forgot my license at home the total of the ticket is $2,500 he said I don’t have to pay it after I go to court I never get in a situation like that
As my colleagues have indicated, there are certainly options to minimize the consequences. Are you able to obtain a license? If so, get started on that process right away. Find an attorney that practices in the courthouse where your case is pending to discuss the best course of action.
My speedometer was broke and I was in a rush to get back for a class on campus. I have no previous interactions with the law. I know its a class B Misdemeanor but what does that mean in terms of my license? I am an EMT and need my license to drive.
As you seem to be aware, aggravated speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1,500.00 fine (maximum). As a criminal offense, the priority is keeping this off of your public record - especially considering your occupation. The offense...Read more »
I got two speeding tickets and I paid the ticket and the ticket said that i didnt need to go to court. I just got a letter that my license is suspended. What do I need to do to get a restricted license so i can still go to work and school.
It may be possible to file a motion and attempt to remove one of the two convictions. If successful, the suspension would be rescinded and you would regain your full driving privileges. You should consider hiring an attorney to handle this process. You can apply for a restricted driving permit for...Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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??
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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!
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 »
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 »
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 »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.