Hastings, MI asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I received a ticket for electronic device. I was not using it. The office asked me if it was in my hand. Not witnessed

I have to appear in court. The police were called as none were present. If the officer doesn’t show will it be dismissed or can I fight it?

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Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Springfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: He probably will show. If not expect a dismissal. Hard to say from your description but it’s worth contesting.

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David J. Winer
David J. Winer
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Waukegan, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It depends on what county the ticket was written. In Cook County the officer is obligated to be present on the first court date. In other county's you must first request a trial date to fight the case. Check what the rules are in the county where the ticket was written

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

A: Go to court and see what happens. If the ticket is not dismissed, have it set for trial and hire an attorney to assist you.

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