Springdale, AR asked in Traffic Tickets and Insurance Defense for Illinois

Q: I have a ticket from 15 years ago what can I do it's for no insurance

3 Lawyer Answers
Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Call the state's attorney and ask. It is a fine of $500ish, not a jailable offense.

Brian Polinske
Brian Polinske
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Not much if it is that long ago. The statutes that allow you to petition to vacate a conviction grant the ability to attempt to do so up to two years from the date you should have had knowledge of the conviction. If you are asking due to a failure to appear suspension by the SOS then you must pay the fines to the circuit court where the ticket was filed.

Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Naperville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Hello Asker,

As I mentioned on your reposted question, I would recommend speaking to an attorney before filing any motions on this case. Old insurance tickets are among the most dangerous to motion back into court blindly. It is very easy to do more damage to your license than good if you don't carefully examine your driving record before returning to court.

I hope that helps and let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jason A. Wilkins

Traffic Attorney

(630) 445-2293

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