Q: I was doing 40 over on my way to OHare, I live in Wisconsin and they want me to show up in court in 2 weeks.
What will happen if I ignore the ticket?
Will I get my license revoked if I show up?
A: Do not ignore the ticket. If you do you will end up with a warrant for your arrest and probably a suspended license. You need to contact a local lawyer as soon as possible.
A: Driving 35 mph or more over the speed limit is not just a simple speeding ticket in Illinois. It is a Class A Misdemeanor which carries a possible jail sentence of up to one year and a fine up to $2,500. If you do not appear a warrant for your arrest will be issued and it's possible that your license will be revoked or suspended. You should hire a lawyer to represent you for this.
A: An attorney may be able to change the initial court appearance date if that is the issue. Because it is a criminal offense (Class A misdemeanor), you will need to appear in court. The goal is to avoid a criminal conviction and keep the consequences to a minimum.
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