Minneapolis, MN asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I got a 2 tickets for driving on expired plates and speeding 15-20 over posted speed limit.

The method of release on my tickets is mentioned as paying 2000 and 120 dollars respectively. My court appearance is scheduled for this coming Monday . I'm a student and couldn't pay those fines. How can i proceed further in the court without taking any attorney.

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Jeremy Wang

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

A: The method of release you are referring to is the bond amount you will have to pay if you fail to show up to Court. They are not the fines and fees. Just make certain you do show up to Court on Monday. Good Luck!

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Theodore J. Harvatin

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

A: That does not represent the fine. Bring in proof your plates are current and ask for supervision on the speeding ticket.

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David J. Winer

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

A: First try to get the correct documents to make your plates valid. If they are expired this should be rather easy as paying for the registration. If you cannt get it done by Monday ask the Judge for a continuance and bring the documents to the next court date.

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Brandon K. Davis

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

A: Renew your registration and bring proof to court. That ticket will likely be dismissed if you show compliance. You are not currently liable for those amounts as long as you show up to court.

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Juan Ooink

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

A: Hopefully you appeared in court with the proof of valid registration, which would have resulted in those tickets being dismissed. You should have received Court Supervision on the other matter if your driving record is relatively clean. If this did not happen, you should contact an attorney to assist you right away.

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