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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: What happens when on court supervision for a ticket in August 2019 & receive a following too close?

I received a speeding ticket in Lake County on 8/28/19 & was placed on court supervision. Completed traffic school. On 2/8/19, I received a following too close ticket for a minor accident in McHenry County. How will the second ticket affect my court supervision. What are my chances to get... Read more »

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

If you are still on court supervision at the time you received the second ticket, your supervision could be revoked and a conviction could be entered. The ticket for the traffic accident may be dismissed if the other party doesn’t show up in court or you may be eligible to receive a second order... Read more »

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Q: If proven that I was only going 3 mph over the limit rather than 8 due to where the sign is, can I get a dismissal?

And if dismissed, could I get the related dui charge dropped?

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

Unfortunately no.

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Q: what happens if supervision is denied after pleading guilty to speeding and paying the ticket?

I got pulled over for speeding and the cop told me to pay the ticket online and apply for supervision. I went online, paid my ticket and asked for supervision. The cop had said I didn’t need to show up to court. I just got a letter in the mail saying the supervision was denied. What does this... Read more »

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

A conviction will be entered for the offense on your public driving record. It may be possible to remove the conviction by filing a motion to vacate.

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Q: I live in Lincoln, illinois. I got a moving violation ticket in October for looking at my cell phone.

I got court supervision following traffic school and got it “off my record”. Last night, I got another moving violation, this one for not fully stopping at a stop sign. These are my only two tickets ever, no other ones. Will I lose my license or what will happen to me? And what can I do?... Read more »

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

You won’t lose your license because it takes 3 convictions within 12 months (the second ticket was issued after you turned 21). You may want to contact an attorney that practices in your area to assist in obtaining another order of court supervision. You can technically receive supervision twice... Read more »

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Q: What Does does it mean when an officer gives you a blue and orange paper after the pulled you over for speeding?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 5, 2020

Are they copies of the tickets? Read them carefully.

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Q: I got a ticket for tinted windows but the cop did not fill out car info can I ask to dismiss?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 5, 2020

A dismissal is unlikely for that specific reason. However, proof of removal of the tints (even a picture or receipt) may result in a dismissal.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket for 27 miles over the posted limit.

I received a ticket for speeding 27 miles over the posted limit in Illinois . I have come to understand that is now considered a Class B Misdemeanor and am freaking out about it. The officer listed it as a minor traffic offense with no court appearance required marked on the ticket; he informed me... Read more »

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

Unfortunately, we see this happen often. You will need to appear in court. Contact an attorney ideally prior to 3/10 to assist. If you are unable, ask the judge for a continuance.

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Q: I got a ticket in dupage county for crossing white median if I go on supervision will I need to go to traffic school

I have perfect record.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 3, 2020

Traffic school can likely be avoided if you are 21 or older. It would require a court appearance to request supervision.

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Q: Can i get supervision on speeding ticket if i am currently suspended i am 18

Ticket was issued before suspension went into effect, court date for ticket is after suspension went into effect

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 1, 2020

Under Illinois law, you are eligible to receive court supervision on a traffic violation twice within 12 months. However, it is still at the judge's discretion whether to grant you court supervision.

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Q: I was issued tickets, but they were never handed to me. They gave them to my mom, I was in the hospital.

Was pulled over due to looking confused. They took me into custody for refusing tests. I hung myself at the station is what the report says. I woke up in the er. Odd thing is cop never asked for a copy if my registration ir insurance. I have bad ptsd, and agoraphobia. Medical retired vet.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Feb 29, 2020

If your question is regarding the tickets not being handed to you, they were issued in your name and any charges will have to be addressed in court. Speak to an attorney that practices in the county/courthouse where your case is pending.

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Q: Please explain why my son is required to go to court, rather than paying the ticket and having insurance deal with it.

My son arrived in Lisle, Illinois for school just a few days ago, and will return to Massachusetts in 3 months. He received a citation today for "failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident." He was distracted and hit the car in front of him when traffic began moving. Why is he required... Read more »

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

Unfortunately, those are the rules. However, it is certainly possible for an attorney to appear on his behalf to address the situation. We often must appear for our clients in DuPage County because they reside out of state or for a variety of other reasons. As Mr. Harvatin indicated, the ticket... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: I have been waiting on dui blood results for 8 months and my case keeps getting continued in North Carolina

I did not blow but blood was taken

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Feb 26, 2020

It would be best for you to speak with your attorney in North Carolina who should be able to explain the delay and options at this point. As the case in pending in North Carolina, you may want to submit this question under NC rather than IL to receive responses from attorneys licensed in that state.

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Q: I tried calling the skokie traffic court a million times, no one ever answers the call. Any alternate to reach them?

I'm trying to find out the court supervision end date to which I was told to call the court and ask them about the ticket I received. No one is picking up the call from customer service or clerk office. Any number that I can call for skokie traffic court That works? Any other alternate option... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Feb 25, 2020

Unfortunately, you would need to go into the Clerk's Office in person to obtain the information if you can't get through via phone, which is often a problem.

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Q: Hello, under what circumstances is traffic school required for a speeding ticket with court supervision?

I recieved a speeding ticket for 22 mph over the limit. I have what I think is a decent driving record. Im 32 and haven't had a speeding ticket since I was 17. I plan on asking for court supervision, but was wondering what the probability of having to do traffic school was.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Feb 24, 2020

It depends county to county and judge to judge. Oftentimes, it is not required for a minor speeding ticket if you have a good driving record.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: If I missed my pay or appear date for a DUI, then I went to jail for it, can I avoid going to jail for contempt?

I already had a warrant and went to jail. Now I have to go to court for contempt. I paid my bond to get out until my court date. I also paid an extra $50 towards my fine directly after I got out of jail. What else can I do to stay out of jail?

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

The best advice would be to complete any remaining conditions as soon as possible (payment of fines, etc.). Have an explanation, not an excuse, for anything that is left unresolved. Contact your DUI attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Got caught speeding 50 in a 25.

Should I just plead guilty? I'm so scared. I've never been in this much trouble before.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Feb 22, 2020

Luckily 25 mph over the limit is still a petty offense (non-criminal), while 26+ mph is a misdemeanor. You may be eligible for court supervision to keep this offense off of your record. Depending on your age, it may require completion of traffic school.

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Q: How to read type 55 court supervision end date from my driving abstract.

I had received a speeding ticket in Sept 21, 2019. When I pulled my driving abstract I see that there is a field SUP-DT (sounds like supervision start date) of Sept 30, 2019. Can someone tell me when my court supervision date ends? I got this ticket in Cook County. Below is my court supervision... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Feb 22, 2020

It is typically four or six months of court supervision. You can contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court (2nd District) to confirm the termination date.

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Q: Can I get out of paying traffic ticket if judge forgot to have me sign the court order?

I recently went to court for improper passing of an emergency vehicle (officer stated “you got over but not far enough”). It is a pretty hefty fine. There were close to 500 people in the court room that day so everything was rushed. When my turn came up the local prosecutor was distracted and... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Feb 21, 2020

Maybe not but the final result may be worse once your case ends up back in court.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: I did a dui evaluation without it being court ordered does my paperwork go striaght to the courts
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Feb 18, 2020

It depends on the agency where it was completed. If it is the designated agency for the specific county where your DUI is pending, it should be sent directly to court. For example, if it was Central States Institute in Cook County, they will send a copy directly to the courtroom on your next court... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: In Illinois, how many days from the date of occurrence,does an officer have to issue a ticket?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Feb 17, 2020

There is no specific limitation.

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