Hastings, MI asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I received a ticket for improper right turn. No officer was present another party called the police.

The other party claimed they had to drive over the median to avoid me. The only witnesses was the one who claimed I did this. They also said because they had to drive over the median they are hurt. What should I do? I have a court date on my ticket

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Theodore J. Harvatin

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

A: First off, notify your insurance agent ASAP in case there is a claim. Second, plead not guilty and find a lawyer.

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David J. Winer

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

A: You should certainly appear on the court date on the ticket otherwise the Judge will order a judgment of conviction and place it on your permanent driving record. To contest the charges I would seriously consider hiring a Traffic Law attorney to assist you at trial, as the other person has a prosecutor on his side to present the case against you.

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Juan Ooink

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

A: Appear in court and see what happens. If the case is not dismissed, have the matter continued for trial and hire an attorney to assist you.

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