Chicago, IL asked in Traffic Tickets, Appeals / Appellate Law and Communications Law for Illinois

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.

2 Lawyer Answers
Jeremy Wang
Jeremy Wang
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Wheaton, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

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

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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