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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I was doing 40 over on my way to OHare, I live in Wisconsin and they want me to show up in court in 2 weeks.

What will happen if I ignore the ticket?

Will I get my license revoked if I show up?

Timothy J. Fiscella
Timothy J. Fiscella answered on Aug 2, 2017

Do not ignore the ticket. If you do you will end up with a warrant for your arrest and probably a suspended license. You need to contact a local lawyer as soon as possible.

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Q: can u fight tickets that u received that were not you driving at the time but suspended your dl.

Convicted of speeding tickets in Springfield I was never in Springfield so idk how they figure it was me. So my dl has been suspended was just wondering how I go about fighting these tickets and getting my dl back

Timothy J. Fiscella
Timothy J. Fiscella answered on Jul 31, 2017

That is a complicated issue that sometimes comes up when there has been identity theft. There probably is a way to get those taken off your driving record and clear that suspension from your license but it will not be easy. I would contact an attorney in the Springfield area to help you with... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: How can I get this to disappear off my record

1st speeding ticket I was 16. I got court supervision, fines and traffic class.

I am now 21, work on an ambulance and need this to go away. I just bought a 2017 Ford Fusion this week and damn, totally not used to it. It felt like I was going 60 but I guess I was going 99 in a 65 on the... Read more »

Timothy J. Fiscella
Timothy J. Fiscella answered on Jul 19, 2017

You have a serious case here which can impact your driving privileges. It is also technically a misdemeanor offeense as charged. You need to consult with a lawyer. The goal ultimately would be to try and get it reduced to a petty offense but that will not be easy given the speed.

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Q: Do i have to go back to court after paying my 1st speeding ticket today?

I will be taking driving school and they put me on 6 month court supervision. I don't know if I have to go back for a court date.

Timothy J. Fiscella
Timothy J. Fiscella answered on Jul 17, 2017

Normally if you're taking driving safety school you would have to return to court to show proof of completion. You should double check with the clerk's office.

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Q: I got 1 speeding ticket and I paid 120.00 for it but I got a failure to reduce speed ticket can I keep my licence.

I also got some warnings on my record can I still keep my licence.

Timothy J. Fiscella
Timothy J. Fiscella answered on Jul 17, 2017

Probably, however, this ticket needs to be handled properly. Normally, license suspension/revocations occur when you receive multiple convictions. If you are eligible to receive "court supervision" and do in fact receive it on this citation that should keep the Secretary of State from suspending... Read more »

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Q: Driving on revoked license ticket also going 35 over ticket. Havent been to court yet.Will i be locked up 1st court

Or will they allow me time to get lawyer if i choose to get one ?

Timothy J. Fiscella
Timothy J. Fiscella answered on Jul 17, 2017

If you were already released on bond you would normally not be taken into custody unless you somehow violated the conditions of your bond. However, it is possible the prosecutor's office would seek to increase your bond depending on the cause of your revocation and other factors. Typically... Read more »

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Q: I got court supervision 3month + $335 fine + another court date. Is the fine mandatory or just if I fail supervision?

I was told if I pay the fine then I don't have to appear at the next court date, so I wonder if on the next 3 months I don't get another ticket when I appear at the next court date, the fine will be waived?

Timothy J. Fiscella
Timothy J. Fiscella answered on Jul 17, 2017

You should check with your attorney or the clerk's office. However, the fine is usually a condition of the supervision and not waived. Sounds like you will have to pay that unless you were told otherwise by the court.

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Q: Got pulled over going 82 in a 55. This is my first ticket ever. What do you think will happen, im a 20 year old girl..

Cop also messed up the ticket. He told me to my face no court is required and marked no court required on my ticket. Then i go to find out by kendall county that i do have to go to court. I read about jail time and excessive fees. What do u thik will happen since its my first time??

Timothy J. Fiscella
Timothy J. Fiscella answered on Jul 17, 2017

Exceeding the posted speed limit by 26 mph or more is considered a misdemeanor offense. It is certainly more serious than your typical traffic ticket and can have serious consequences for your driving privileges. While jail time is technically possible it is extremely, extremely rare unless... Read more »

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