West Frankfort, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: Is a citation not a warning or ticket not signed by myself the offender hold up in court?

I was pulled over by a state officer in the middle of town where it should have been city jurisdiction. He ran my plates three block ahead of me and saw I have technically a revoked liscense. I had permits from the sec of state to drive and they had just expired four days prior. Two days prior I did my full evaluation to go see the hearing officer for full rienstatement. I explained to the officer and he did not write me a warning or regular ticket. He had me call someone to drive me home and wrote out what he said was a citation of sorts saying he did stop me. He did not have me sign my signature to it. Is this binding in court or can I fight it?

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Brian Polinske

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  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: A mistake such as what you have described is referred to a "scrivenor's error" and may be corrected by the officer at any time. It will not result in a dismissal of the charge. The officer does not need you to sign a citation either.

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