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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: First ticket did not understand supervision, just said guilty. 2nd ticket can I get supervision?

June 2020 I got a ticket for operating an electronic device while moving, I didn't understand what supervision was, so I just sent the guilty and waiver portion back. April 2021 I got a speeding ticket, now I'm understanding I want supervision, but the legal speak says "I have not... Read more »

Alan Jones
Alan Jones answered on Jun 4, 2021

Good question. Yes, for now you are NOT eligible for supervision by mail. However, you may be able to do a 'Motion To Vacate Judgement' on your first ticket and ask for supervision on that one. Either have an attorney do it or talk directly to the clerk of court asap. Good luck. Al

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Q: Will the judge dismiss my speeding ticket, for a first time offense?

I am a WI resident, and got a ticket for going 15 over in IL. The cop even said my record is pristine. I don’t want to just pay the fine, or go to traffic school. If I show up to my court date - could the judge just dismiss it since it’s a first time offense? I don’t want points added to my... Read more »

Alan Jones
Alan Jones answered on May 26, 2021

I've practiced in Lake County Illinois (Just South of Wisconsin) for over 30 years and our judges do not just dismiss tickets for people with good records. Sorry. On the other hand, a good driving record is a factor in mitigation that judges will take into consideration in sentencing. So,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: speeding ticket in IL for going 20 mph over my license is in MO If I file a supervision will it effect my insurance?

Drivers license in Missouri

Ticket in Illinois

20 over mph x

Only ticket in 2 years

Alan Jones
Alan Jones answered on May 18, 2021

Supervision is a disposition of guilt that is not a conviction. The Secretary of State keeps track of supervision internally, therefore your insurance company should not find out about it. Good luck. Al

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Q: How long does it take for my license to get suspended after getting three tickets?

Last summer I was in an accident where I got a ticket for “driving too fast for conditions.” In hindsight I should’ve fought it because I fell asleep at the wheel so my speed had nothing to do with it, but whatever. Since then, I’ve gotten two speeding tickets. I’m aware that three... Read more »

Alan Jones
Alan Jones answered on Apr 24, 2021

It depends on the disposition of each ticket, your age and the offense dates. If you want to pull your ‘court purposes driving record’ from the Secretary of State, I’ll read it for you at no charge. In the meantime, a good rule of thumb is to always try for court supervision to avoid... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Would you recommend going to trial? Fighting aggravated battery to a peace officer

On July 4 2019 I was charged with an Aggravated to a police officer in the most surveillanced part of Chicago (Navy pier). First, I ordered a copy of my FOIA police report, and it stated the detective showed up to get the videos. The person who was in charge of handling the videos said he was able... Read more »

Alan Jones
Alan Jones answered on Apr 23, 2021

I recommend reviewing this issue with your attorney to determine the best answer. If you don't have a good local Chicago-area criminal defense attorney, then you should get one for this case. Good luck.

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Q: I was cited a speeding ticket on the 31st and the officer put my fathers drivers license info instead of mine can get i

Can this ticket be dismissed? or will they just amend it to my info

Alan Jones
Alan Jones answered on Apr 21, 2021

The prosecutor has the discretion to amend the information anytime prior to trial. It's always a good idea to seek local counsel - especially for misdemeanor & felony charges. Good luck! Al Jones

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Q: got a ticket for driving on a suspended license. My license was suspended because I did not get the SR22 insurance.

My license was also expired. I need to know if I need a lawyer or not? It's traffic court, but I don't know if I should get one or not.

Alan Jones
Alan Jones answered on Apr 21, 2021

It's always a smart move to seek good counsel when you have any court cases, especially for Misdemeanor & Felony cases. In the meantime, get your SR-22 certificate on file and then renew your license so by the time you get to court you'll have a valid license - that will mitigate the... Read more »

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