supervision, the judge said i had to come back in november to prove that i took the class that was required, im still on court supervision and a week ago i got another ticket for going 19 over, am i going to get my license taken away/suspended? i'm 17, should i get a traffic lawyer to prevent it... Read more »
Mr. Harvatin is correct. In order to revoke your supervision, they must file paperwork to do so. A key point in whether your supervision may be revoked is whether your new ticket occurred in the same county as the one you are on supervision for. If this is the case, then you should certainly seek...Read more »
Considering your location and the VERY specific speed (exactly 35 over), I am guessing you have court in the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. They have in recent years made a habit of writing construction zone speeding tickets at exactly 90 mph over (often they cite the driver...Read more »
Assuming I have a 2nd court supervision granted for a speeding ticket during my current court supervision for another speeding ticket, if I go the 120 days without another ticket here and complete the course, will I only have 1 speeding ticket sent to my car insurance company? Or is it a situation... Read more »
It is always better to get supervision as opposed to a conviction. The only exception to this would for out-of-state drivers and for commercial drivers who are governed by different rules and they should only take a conviction upon consultation with an attorney that it is in...Read more »
It is entirely possible to be placed on court supervision for a second ticket that was picked up during the supervision period of a prior ticket. With that being said, there are a couple of caveats. First, the courts do not routinely grant supervision requests without a court...Read more »
The bar was still up, so traffic could have gone through, so I'm not sure why I was not able to cross. they gave me a ticket and I have to go to court. Is there a way to just pay a fine and not appear?
Unfortunately, I don't think your defense is very convincing. The red flashing lights indicate that you need to stop for an oncoming train. The mere absence of a physical impediment is not justification to disobey the signals indicating the need to stop. For example, we...Read more »
At 28 miles per hour, it would be placed in the 26 to 34 mile per hour bracket which is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor, up to six months in jail and or $1,500 fine. Both of these are very unlikely outcomes to occur. With that being said, Joliet is probably the harshest...Read more »
It depends upon your driving record and where the ticket occurred. Since this is your first ticket, the restriction for having a prior misdemeanor speeding offence on your record would not apply. The only other restriction against supervision would be if the speeding offence...Read more »
I appreciate Mr. Ooink's answer. He has very thoroughly discussed the issues that come with being an out of state driver. I would only add that if you want to be fully aware of the impact on your license, you should also consult with a traffic attorney from the state in which...Read more »
My son got a Non-Traffic complaint and notice to appear in court on a specific day/time. As of 2 hours before our time in court, the officer still had not filed the ticket. Our lawyer told us not to appear since it wasn't even filed yet. All of a sudden the officer showed up to file the ticket... Read more »
first, I would advise that you take everything here with a grain of salt and run it by your lawyer. With that being said, they have an obligation to turn in the tickets within 48 Hours of writing the ticket however in practice this is rarely an enforced rule. You may have...Read more »
Unfortunately, it is highly likely to be reported as an accident on your Illinois abstract as a Type action 14, 16, 19, or 80. These are classifications that there WAS an accident though not necessarily establishing fault or liability associated with them. My understanding is...Read more »
It depends. If you were cited as going 25 mph over or very close to it, I would not recommend mailing it in. If you had a prior ticket within the last year, I DEFINITELY would not mail it in. The first circumstance is less likely to be successful because high speeding...Read more »
My first speeding ticket was June of 2016 and my second was in July of 2016. Because of these tickets my lisense was suspended from October 2016- January 2017. I did all that was needed to re obtain my lisense and I have been driving since. I just got pulled over (September 2017) am I still... Read more »
Yes, you are eligible for court supervision on the new ticket so long as it is itself a supervision eligible offense. An attorney can answer this question if you present them the ticket and ask them about supervision eligibility. A much bigger concern is that if you have no...Read more »
I needed to make a right turn and saw that cars were starting to make left turns. Knowing that there cannot be oncoming traffic while cars are turning left, I did a rolling pause, and then proceeded with my right turn; but somehow, I still received a $100 fine. The "photo enforced" sign is clearly... Read more »
My apologies that this answer is reaching you later. Unfortunately, there isn't a defense to be raised here. The law relating to red lights requires a full and complete stop even when it would appear that you are clear to travel. Even though traffic wouldn't likely collide...Read more »
You should consider hiring a lawyer. This is because it is considered a criminal misdemeanor and can give you a criminal record. You also have a lower chance of getting court supervision which would make it less visible to insurance companies. The danger here is that it may...Read more »
Unfortunately, by statute, a second cell phone ticket is considered a moving violation. With two tickets on your record, you should definitely work to minimize the impact of this ticket with either fighting the ticket or seeking court supervision. If you are under 21 and...Read more »
What happens to your license will depend on what state your license was issued in. If you are an Illinois driver, then you may be at risk of suspension. If you have a Colorado license (as your location would seem to imply, you should definitely consult a Colorado attorney....Read more »
TECHNICALLY, no. It shouldn't count as a moving violation. With that said, it isn't always so cut and dry with CDL drivers such as yourself (I presume). My understanding is that while Illinois doesn't see it as a moving violation, it is an offense that can cause issues for...Read more »
Unfortunately, the answer is hard to say. It truly depends on the county, your age, the offense type, and your driving history. In general, the shortest supervision periods tend to be 60-120 days with 90-120 being the norm for a shorter supervision period. Medium range...Read more »
As Mr. Ooink stated, you may be suspended if you have had two moving violations within 24 months that you were later convicted from. He is also correct with regards to the limitation on supervision for moving violations. I would add that you should certainly take under...Read more »
I got a speeding ticket today in my personal vehicle (a petty- going 60 in 35) and the cop took my drivers license because I also didn't have proof of insurance. He gave me back my CDL permit but not my normal drivers license and I'm suppose to test next week for my CDL license. Can I test for my... Read more »
Unfortunately, I don't know the answer to your question. We would recommend calling the Secretary of State's CDL Help Desk phone number at 217- 524-1350. They are very knowledgeable and can answer your questions about CDL testing. When you do speak to them, you want to ask...Read more »
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