Glenview, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I forgot to affix my license plate sticker and got a ticket. If I provide proof can I contest the ticket?

My IL registration is current and valid for another 6 months, I just did not have the sticker on my plate and received a ticket in Chicago for 'expired plate or temporary registration'. If I can submit documentation online to prove my car is registered, is that enough? Or do I still have to pay because I forgot to put it on? I put the sticker on after I received the ticket, but the ticket has pictures of my license plates with no sticker. Is it better to contest online with photos and proof or contest in person?

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Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Show proof of when it was paid and that u have it now, pic of it on your car. Might be dismissed.

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

A: Make certain you show up to Court in person and show proof of registration.

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Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Northfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It would be best to appear in person at a hearing and provide proof. They can still hold you liable under the Chicago Municipal Code for failing to display the sticker but you have a much better chance by going to court and presenting the documentation in person.

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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 show proof of valid registration and the ticket will likely be dismissed.

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