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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: 51 in a 30 in Lake County, IL. Clean record otherwise, going to court tomorrow hoping for supervision. Need a lawyer?

I’m 67 and had supervision for crossing a white line many years ago. Probably too late for an attorney now, do I just plead guilty and ask the judge for supervision?

Larry Davis
Larry Davis answered on Oct 15, 2018

Yes you should absolutely retain an attorney who can assist you in keeping the matter off of your public record (for insurance purposes, etc.).

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I received a cell phone ticket in Chicago and the police officer set the court date at 19 after issuance.

Can I ask for this to be dismissed since court dates should be set 21-60 days after ticket issuance?

Larry Davis
Larry Davis answered on Apr 29, 2018

Supreme Court Rule 504 - 14-60 days / not 21-60 days

The date set is within the rule

3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: License reinstatement Illinois?

Hi All,

I need some valuable suggestions to get my revoked license reinstated in the state of Illinois.Currently Currently live in Washington state from the past 3 years.Have no intention to go back to Illinois. However my license was revoked in October 2014 in Illinois.I completed all the... Read more »

Larry Davis
Larry Davis answered on Mar 7, 2018

Your question cannot be answered with a simple on-line answer. My strong suggestion is that you contact an attorney in Illinois whose practice is concentrated in the area of administrative Sec of State hearings and can guide you. Once you have been denied, the denial creates additional issues that... Read more »

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Q: In the state of IL, do I have to be present in traffic court if I have a lawyer?

Do I have to be present in Lake County traffic court if I have a lawyer who I have hired to try to either reduce the speed on my ticket or give me court supervision? I have heard in some states the lawyer will go instead of you and take care of it with the judge. This was a ticket for going 22 over... Read more »

Larry Davis
Larry Davis answered on Mar 6, 2018

Not necessarily if you have a valid reason for not being able to be present. A lawyer would provide you with an Affidavit and would be able to assist you in most circumstances without the need for you to be present.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Do I qualify for possible court supervision on a MUST APPEAR IN COURT TICKET for going 20 over the speed limit?

Do I qualify for possible court supervision on a MUST APPEAR IN COURT TICKET for going 20 over the speed limit in Lake County if I already had traffic school within a year on a regular going over 10 mph ticket from Cook County? I am 25 by the way.

Larry Davis
Larry Davis answered on Mar 6, 2018

Yes you are - however, you should be represented by legal counsel to accomplish this.

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Q: Will my license be suspended?

I was caught doing 78 mph on a 55 mph interstate in Lake County, IL (route 120). I have had traffic school already to erase a 18 mph speeding ticket and had another ticket for incorrect lane usage so technically this is my second ticket. Will my license be suspended?

Larry Davis
Larry Davis answered on Mar 5, 2018

Hire an attorney who regularly practices in Lake County to avoid any problems with your record/license.

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Q: I got a ticket for expired registration in a company work truck, going to a job site.

I turned tocker over to employer who said he'd handle it and never did. Now I got charged for orginal ticket and late fees. Who's responsible to pay for ticket?

Larry Davis
Larry Davis answered on Mar 2, 2018

Unfortunately, as the driver of the vehicle - you are responsible.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: My first dui was a felony can I get supervision on my second one in the state of Illinois
Larry Davis
Larry Davis answered on Feb 28, 2018

No. A prior DUI disposition - anytime in your life - including supervision, probation, conditional discharge bars you from being considered for supervision in the future.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: I live in Illinois and I have 3 DUI convictions July of 2018 will be 5 years since the last one

When can I go in front of secretary of state judge and ask for full reinstatement?

Larry Davis
Larry Davis answered on Feb 28, 2018

I assume that you are indicating that you had a five year revocation and that you are eligible to be considered for reinstatement in 7/18. Please be aware that if you have 2 or more convictions you will first be required to drive on a restricted driving permit for 5 years with a BAIID device.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: If you get cited for driving under the influence while traveling abroad - can a US license be revoked here?
Larry Davis
Larry Davis answered on Feb 28, 2018

Under Illinois law a license can only be revoked for offenses that occurred in this State, another State, a local ordinance or a military installation in this or any other state.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got a registration ticket in Dec. I didn’t pay it, they gave me 2 months.I still can’t pay. Is my license suspended?

My ticket was in Illinois. I got it 12/26 and had court yesterday but couldn’t make it so I got a failure to pay. I want to know if my license is or will be suspended

Larry Davis
Larry Davis answered on Feb 28, 2018

A Failure to Pay will result in a stop on your license but not a suspension. However if you are stopped you could be charged with driving without valid driving privileges. Go to the clerk's office and take care of this matter immediately. If you still can't pay you can file a motion and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Intellectual Property for Illinois on
Q: How can I get another attorney due to attorney hired not responding and judge is demanding attorney and won't assign PD

I hired an attorney for a DUI case, i was making monthly payments and he always showed up for court. I made final payment in December, attorney did not show up for january or feburary court date. on february court date asked judge for public defender judge says he can not assign public defender... Read more »

Larry Davis
Larry Davis answered on Feb 13, 2018

Your attorney has an ethical and professional obligation to appear if he has filed an appearance on your behalf. Advise the judge that your attorney has failed to respond to your attempts to reach him and has failed to appear at your last 2 court appearances.

The Court should then take...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: If I get a fine for speeding over 35speed limit will I also lose my my driving license?
Larry Davis
Larry Davis answered on Feb 12, 2018

You will only be suspended or revoked if you are convicted and - if you are 21 or older - this is your 3rd moving violation conviction within a 12-month period. If you are under 21 a second moving violation conviction within a 24 month period will cause a loss of privileges.

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Q: Do tickets from Chicago speed trap cameras end up on driving records? Essentially, will my insurance be affected? Thanks
Larry Davis
Larry Davis answered on Jan 29, 2018

Automated Red Light and Speeding Tickets are not reportable to Sec of State and will not be placed on your Illinois driving record.

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