Q: I have been in a minor collision (at fault) and given a citation. I have 2 speeding tickets in last 12 months.
What can be a possible outcome? i have taken one online course and one in-class 8 hour course!
The possible outcome depends on whether you are on supervision still. If you are on supervision for one or both of the tickets, you can have your supervision revoked resulting in a conviction. Two convictions for moving violations in a 24 month period under the age of 21 will suspend you. Since you got traffic school both times, I'm guessing you are under 21. I also am guessing that one or both of your tickets was in McHenry County since they have a tendency to do the escalated traffic school. They are more likely to revoke your supervision if you got a violation (such as this accident) during the supervision period than most counties IMHO. Even if it wasn't McHenry County, you should definitely schedule a consultation with a lawyer to protect your license if you got this ticket during your supervision period.
As for this current accident ticket, it appears you had insurance so the good news is you may yet avoid a conviction for this violation as well. Seeing as how this is Elk Grove (Cook County), you may need to request a court date if there was no injury during the accident. This is ordinarily the best option for anyone facing an accident ticket. My recommendation still would be to seek out an attorney because you won't be supervision eligible and you don't want to be found guilty and convicted of a moving violation at your age if you can avoid it. With an attorney's help, you can greatly increase your chances of getting this ticket dismissed.
Hope that helps and let us know if you have any additional questions
Jason A. Wilkins
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