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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Have $2,600 ticket for driving without insurance and then missing court, is there a way to get fine price decreased?

Got pulled over first time driving after returning home from military basic training and realized I forgot to renew my insurance upon my arrival home. I then ended up missing my court date but called the courthouse the following Monday. I paid to have my license reinstated so it wasn't... Read more »

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Jeremy Wang answered on Jan 9, 2019

Yes. Hiring an attorney will absolutely help to lower your fines and fees. The sooner the better.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Can they stack expired sticker tickets before the 1st one is even paid?

I live in Illinois and due to my car needing major repairs I am unable to pass an emissions test which means I cannot get a new sticker. I was pulled over yesterday January 4th and the officer was nice about it but explained because I've gotten warnings he had to write me a ticket but all the... Read more »

Jeremy Wang
Jeremy Wang answered on Jan 5, 2019

Yes - law enforcement can stack the tickets until you are valid to drive.

5 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Will I need the money for a traffic ticket (speeding) when I go to court, or can I pay it afterwards?
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Jeremy Wang answered on Dec 16, 2018

If you show up to Court and the Court finds you guilty - the Court will give you a certain amount of time to pay your fines and fees. If you can not pay off what you owe - just come back on your return and ask the Court for more time to pay.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Under what situations could a traffic ticket potentially get dismissed?
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Jeremy Wang answered on Dec 11, 2018

There are way too many ways to potentially get a traffic ticket dismissed. You maybe better served calling a local traffic attorney and explaining your unique situation in private.

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: My court date for a suspended license is on December 14. 1500 fee. Do I have to pay this fee before December 14?

I was recently arrested for driving on a suspended license in Illinois. The fee is 1500. I must appear in court on December 14. Do I have to pay this fee before December 14 or will I have more time?

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Jeremy Wang answered on Dec 3, 2018

No. That is the bond amount you owe if you fail to show up to Court. You are facing at minimum a criminal Class A misdemeanor. Class A misdemeanors carry a maximum penalty of 364 days in the county jail and fines up to 2500. You will need an attorney.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Can you send one to Traffic court Indianapolis for you if you have to go to court in another state on the same day
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Jeremy Wang answered on Nov 13, 2018

If you are referring to the “one” as an attorney licensed in Indiana. Then the answer is “yes”.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: How do I know when my court supervision is expired? Do I get a notice?
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Jeremy Wang answered on Nov 8, 2018

Call the Court Clerks Office in the county where you got your ticket. They will be able to give you the information over the phone.

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Q: I received a ticket in 2000 that I paid but the county has hired a collections agency to come after me for the ticket.

I do not have records from 18 yrs ago and they have raised the fine due to non payment. The fine is increasing daily. What can I do? At the least if I do have to pay I think I should have to pay the original amount. I haven't been hiding for 18 yrs how is it that they are just now coming after... Read more »

Jeremy Wang
Jeremy Wang answered on Nov 7, 2018

1) Call the county clerk and explain what happened - most likely the burden is on you to prove you did pay.

Or;

2) Call the collections agency and work out a written payment agreement.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I received a citation and a speeding ticket which I have to go to court for, all in 1 day. I'm 18 will I get my DL sus?
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Jeremy Wang answered on Oct 23, 2018

Your license can be suspended if you receive two moving violations within a 24 month period and if you are under 21 years of age. You may want to bring a lawyer with you to Court.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Do I need a lawyer in order to get court supervision in Illinois. First ticket in 17 years. CDL driver. Thanks

Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. No injuries

Jeremy Wang
Jeremy Wang answered on Oct 15, 2018

For the CDL- It is considered a serious moving violation. Court Supervision counts as conviction for the CDL holder.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I'm 20 and will be 21 in 3 months I just got my first ticket for going 20 over the speed limit will I get my license su
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Jeremy Wang answered on Oct 3, 2018

Whether you will be facing a possible license suspension depends on whether you have been convicted of any moving violation with the last 24 months. If so, you may want to speak to a traffic attorney near you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Driving with a license from the wrong state?

I moved to Chicago, IL from Wisconsin (WI) about 18 months ago. I was unaware that there was a rule that within 30 days of moving to Illinois (IL) you need to get an Illinois license. I was planning to get an IL license when my WI license expired. I was pulled over and told that I committed a... Read more »

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Jeremy Wang answered on Sep 12, 2018

Welcome to Illinois! Driving with no valid license is a criminal offense in Illinois. Go get your Illinois Drivers License as soon as possible and bring to Court. Your best defense is hiring a traffic attorney near the area you got your ticket - just in case you think you may get the judge you... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got ticketed for expired registration in Illinois. If I plead guilty is it a misdemeanor?
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Jeremy Wang answered on Sep 9, 2018

A simple expired registration plate sticker is a petty non- moving violation. It is not a

Criminal misdemeanor offense. Get your vehicle sticker rite away.

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4 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Illinois on
Q: If someone was drunk, but got hit by someone else and died, can we still file a wrongful death suit?
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Jeremy Wang answered on Sep 7, 2018

Absolutely - Whether or not you will win is entirely a separate matter.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: Our renters are breaking their lease and won't give us access so that we can list it for sale. What can we do?

Our renters gave notice that they are breaking their lease 6 months into a 1 year lease. We are trying to list it for sale, but the renters are not being accommodating for us to get pictures for the listing. I'm sure it is going to be impossible to show the house to potential buyers. What... Read more »

Jeremy Wang
Jeremy Wang answered on Sep 7, 2018

The easiest way to handle this is to offer to pay your tenants to move out earlier.

The sooner they move out - the sooner you can get the house on the market.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I’m from Missouri, got a speeding ticket for 85 in a 70 in Illinois. How much will it cost me to get this reduced?
Jeremy Wang
Jeremy Wang answered on Sep 4, 2018

You may be best served contacting a local traffic attorney in the area you got the Illinois ticket.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Can I get supervision for second ticket if the supervision time from 1st was not complete and/or in a different county?

Received court supervision for speeding ticket in will county, Illinois. Received another speeding ticket in a different county but don't know if the supervision from the first ticket has ended. No previous tickets in many years.

Jeremy Wang
Jeremy Wang answered on Sep 3, 2018

It appears you are eligible for Court Supervision on the second ticket. You can always contact the court clerks office in Will county to find out whether your supervision ended on your first ticket.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: In Illinois if I received a written warning for speeding, will anything be sent to my house other than the slip I got.
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Jeremy Wang answered on Sep 3, 2018

If all you received was a written warning then consider yourself to be very lucky. Nothing further gets sent to your house.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: How do I get court supervision for a second time in 12 months?

I got my first ticket for speeding, 20 over, 55 in 35, at age 17, received and completed supervision, just got a second ticket at age 18, going 25 over, 90 in a 65, 6 days shy of 12 months from first. How do I get court supervision again?

Jeremy Wang
Jeremy Wang answered on Sep 3, 2018

If you are under the age of 21 - two moving violations within a 36 month period will trigger a drivers license suspension. Court Supervision will avoid a suspension but that is entirely up to the judge if you are found guilty. Best to bring a traffic lawyer with you to Court.

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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Illinois on
Q: Are all law libraries not opened to the public? If not, how do I find out which ones are open for the public?
Jeremy Wang
Jeremy Wang answered on Sep 2, 2018

All law libraries located in the county Court houses and public law schools are open to the public. You maybe even able to find what you are searching for at your local public library. Good Luck.

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