Chicago, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: What would be the best way & proper way for a minor to ask for court supervision on a misdemeanor speeding ticket?

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Theodore J. Harvatin

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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Springfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: First off, you must have a parent or guardian present so they should be asking these questions

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Brandon K. Davis

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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Northfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The goal may not just be to simply request supervision from the Judge, but to negotiate a reduction of the offense from a misdemeanor to a petty offense with the prosecutor, if possible. Your parent or legal guardian must be present in court as well.

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Juan Ooink

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If you are facing a Misdemeanor Speeding Ticket, you really should have an attorney by your side when you appear in court. Talk to your parents and have them hire an attorney for you right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner that attorney can start working on your case.

David J. Winer

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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Waukegan, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: A minor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in court on a misdemeanor speeding ticket. I highly recommend obtaining an attorney in your area to accompany him in an effort to have the charge amended to a lower speed from a misdemeanor to a petty speeding ticket. It will help with insurance rates and keeping his record clean.

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