Q: Will the judge understand that I didn't know I needed sr-22 for 3rd year? Please help, I never even received a letter.
A: Illinois law requires you to notify the Secretary of State every time you change your address so they can send you notices. Failure to do so can lead to getting another ticket.
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A: Lack of knowledge is unfortunately not a defense to any charge. The best thing you can do now is clear the suspension by getting SR-22, hire an attorney and appear in court on the court date with that attorney. Depending on where you have to be in court, that attorney might be able to get this ticket dismissed. The sooner you hire an attorney the better, so that attorney can start working on your case.
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