I received 14 red light violations between 2014-2015; however I never received notice of the tickets via mail or phone. Last year (Feb 2017), I received a call from a collection agency stating that my license are suspended and that I would have to pay $2800 dollars to clear the debt. I called the... View More
First, call the cities that issued the citations and ask what they can do. Let them know you are sorry and want to see what you can do to waive some of the late fees. It's a stretch but worth asking. Next, try getting on a payment plan with the collection agency. MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY THAT...View More
To be frank, many clerical errors are permitted on traffic citations. Short of severe deficiencies in the ticket which call into question the officer's judgment or whether they had the right person cited, it is rare for a ticket to be so defective as to warrant dismissal. This is, in my...View More
I got two tickets and got supervision, then got another on supervision and got a letter of license suspension, I’m about done with my suspension and have my suspension driver class this Saturday, but I just got a subpoena for violating my court supervision for not taking the class for the... View More
Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine what you are asking but I will try. When you receive supervision, you are still required to do all the terms of that in order to prevent your supervision from being revoked. If you were to take driving class, you must do so. If...View More
Generally speaking, the case must be set for trial in order for that to happen. This is because if the case is set for trial and no one is there to testify against you, they cannot proceed without you being willing to self incriminate yourself. By pleading not guilty (what...View More
Fixing his car so if i go will the 120 dollar ticket get dropped if he isnt there or do i just pay the fine and if i go do i plea guilty or not guilty. People have told me the ticket will get dropped if he said he wont go and that i should go before just paying it
It would require you to plead not guilty. This only applies if the officer did not witness the accident. The reason they dismiss is because technically, the officer's testimony is hearsay. They only can repeat what other people said and that is generally not...View More
Yes, you should definitely seek supervision but you may need to appear in court. You can call the circuit court clerk of the issuing county to verift whether court appearance is required to get supervision because some counties do not give supervision by mail if you are under 21. As Mr. Davis...View More
The possible outcome depends on whether you are on supervision still. If you are on supervision for one or both of the tickets, you can have your supervision revoked resulting in a conviction. Two convictions for moving violations in a 24 month period under the age of 21...View More
In general, we work with the assumption that such violations are reported publicly even though they are supervision when it involves out of state licenses. This isn't necessarily a guarantee but I always counsel that they should assume the worst. Mr. Harvatin is right....View More
While it is true that they changed the bond rules in 2014, it only changed them to make this requirement an option. There is no requirement that an officer take your license but it is still an option if they feel it would sufficiently help ensure the ticketed driver attends...View More
I’ve never had any violations or tickets before and would like to try to do anything I can to keep a clean record. I thought the sign said when children were present and I did not see any children. Regardless, if there is any chance of keeping a clean record, I’d take the advice. The ticket was... View More
As Mr. Ooink pointed out, the offense as it is currently charged is not supervision eligible. If you were to attend court on your own, if found guilty, the best you could hope for would be a conviction. This would likely cause your insurance rates to go up and it could affect...View More
If you received supervision on two violations that were issued on the same day, you would still be eligible for court supervision though it is recommended that you attend court to have a good chance of supervision or have an attorney appear in court to help you get supervision....View More
As the other attorneys as mentioned, this is considered a serious moving violation because it exceeds 25 miles per hour over the limit. Also as mentioned by Mr. Harvatin and Mr. Davis the $1,500 amount only applies as a punishment should you fail to appear in court. So long as you appear,...View More
Honestly, the best advice is probably just to mail in a guilty plea and $120. You should consult an attorney in your local jurisdiction to see what they think the impact is for a license offense but here in Illinois, they are typically not recorded to the record so there is...View More
I don't think you meant to say 11-602 but rather 11-601. 11-602 is more of a regulatory provision for 11-601. With that said, 11-601(a) is usually an accident ticket. These are not seen as serious violations so long as there aren't any major financial obligations...View More
Fortunately no. Because they cannot verify that you were driving the vehicle, red light cameras NEVER count as moving violations. Therefore, the rule related to receiving 3 convictions in 12 months does not apply because it requires they be point offenses (offenses governing...View More
The best answer is it depends. It depends on the following factors: whether you actually got supervision, what type of license you have, what type of employer you are asking about, and whether you are an Illinois driver. I'll just go one by one.
As usual, Mr. Harvatin is very thorough and correct in this matter. I would only add that if the ticket was the result of an accident, you should consider speaking to an attorney to see how to best go about getting the ticket dismissed. It probably won't require an...View More
On the ticket, it shows my license was used as bond. I have had my license as far back as I can remember. It's been renewed, had my address changed, and I have used it as a legal form of valid ID to obtain an FOID, Conceal/Carry, FCC for my job, as well as multiple IL Dept of Agriculture agent... View More
I know one thing...your license was not returned to you. This is simply not possible as you wouldn't possess one with a different address if you changed it since the ticket. A more likely result was that you went reapply for a new license PRIOR to the failure to pay...View More
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