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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: So i got a ticket for going 13 over at the end of May, i forgot to pay it so i had to go to court and got put on court

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 »

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Jason A. Wilkins answered on Oct 2, 2017

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 »

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Q: i was going 90 on a 55 i didn’t get a ticket but i do have to go to court what should i expect.

i was stopped and the officer told me i was going 95 on a 55 he gave me

paperwork and said that if i don’t go to court i will get arrested this is my first time getting stopped and i have a clean record would that help me lower the fines ?

Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Sep 26, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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Q: Assume 2nd super. granted 4 speed during 1st super. period, if complete it right only have 1 speed. ticket on my record?

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 »

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Jason A. Wilkins answered on Sep 23, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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Q: Does court supervision for a 2nd speeding ticket that occurred during first supervision period make sense?
Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Sep 23, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Hi - I got a ticket for jogging across railroad tracks after the red light started flashing

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?

Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Sep 22, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I just got a ticket for speeding 28 mph over the speed limit. With a clean record, will I get the full punishment?
Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Sep 21, 2017

Hell Asker,

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...
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Q: Hello, I got a speeding ticket for 26 or more. Am I eligible for a supervision?

Also, this is my first time getting a ticket, and I am 19 years old, and I got the ticket in suburban.

Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Sep 21, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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Q: Hi, I got speeding ticket for 21-25mph. Im out of state driver. does im eligible for court supervision ?

If im eligible for court supervision, does the points will not carry forward to my state issued license ?

What options do i have to keep the points away on my license records. Moreover i dont have commercial driver license.

Please help me options which i have here.

Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Sep 23, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: In Illinois, how log does an officer have to file the ticket to the courthouse.ours didnt till one hour b4 the time.

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 »

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Jason A. Wilkins answered on Sep 11, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: accident on record

Hi I got into an accident driving a cdl vehicle, no tickets were issued, will it be reported on my driving record? Thanks

Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Sep 2, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Got ticket fir speeding over 21-25mp and provided with plead guilty with supervision and driving school.

Just pay and go for driving school ?

Or hire a lawyer and can make it off record without going for driving school ?

Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Sep 2, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Can I receive court supervision even though my lisense has already been suspended?

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 »

Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Sep 3, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: How can I beat this red light camera ticket in Blue Island, IL?

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 »

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Jason A. Wilkins answered on Aug 31, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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Q: I am 17. Got a ticket going 30 over. Is it likely I will have to pay $1500 fine and should I hire a lawyer?
Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Aug 31, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got citation for tlking on the phne 1st time in 2013 now 2nd time 2017.Will 2nd citation move to a moving vio?

I have 2 tickets on my record in one year currently already.

Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Aug 31, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: i'm on court supervision and was just given a speeding ticket for going 26 over.

i had one in sept. 2016 for going 18 over and one in april 2017 for going 20 over. what will likely happen to my license?

Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Aug 31, 2017

Hello Asker,

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....
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Q: I got a seat belt ticket as a passenger. Does that count as a moving violation in my mvr.
Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Aug 30, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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Q: How long is the supervision termination period in IL?
Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Aug 30, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I am17. Have 2 speeding tickets for going 20 over & a 1 for not stoping at a stop sign. Do u think I’ll lose my license?
Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Aug 30, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Got 2 tickets today, cop took lic. I have my CDL permit and I'm scheduled to take CDL test next week, can I test?

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 »

Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins answered on Aug 12, 2017

Hello Asker,

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...
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