Orland Park, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: Have $2,600 ticket for driving without insurance and then missing court, is there a way to get fine price decreased?

Got pulled over first time driving after returning home from military basic training and realized I forgot to renew my insurance upon my arrival home. I then ended up missing my court date but called the courthouse the following Monday. I paid to have my license reinstated so it wasn't suspended anymore but they informed me my $100 ticket turned into $2,600 for not appearing in court. I didn't have the money to pay it so I put it off but now I'm wondering if there is anything I can do to get the fine lowered and if hiring an attorney would help at all. Thanks

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Jeremy Wang

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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Rolling Meadows, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes. Hiring an attorney will absolutely help to lower your fines and fees. The sooner the better.

Juan Ooink agrees with this answer

Juan Ooink

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

A: Yes, an attorney can assist you with this matter. An attorney would file a Motion to have the case brought back before the Judge to see if there is anything that can be done about the fine amount. You need to handle this right away because the longer you wait the less likely you will see the fine reduced.

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