Peoria, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: So I got a no proof of insurance ticket today, the ticket has a fine of 140. Is that the true?

It happened in Macon County, IL. I was speeding and got a ticket for that also.

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Brandon K. Davis

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

A: The insurance ticket should require a court appearance. Fines and costs would be assessed by the judge. Bring proof of insurance covering the time of the ticket. If you didn’t have it, bring after-acquired insurance to minimize fines and request court supervision. A conviction would cause a mandatory 3 month license suspension. Contact a local attorney to discuss options.

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Jeremy Wang

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

A: The 140 is your bond. The penalty fine for no proof of insurance is much much higher.

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Juan Ooink

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

A: You need to go to court and show proper proof of insurance. If you can show that you had insurance on the date and time you were ticketed, this ticket will be dismissed. If you cannot show proper proof of insurance, you need to obtain insurance prior to the court date and show this late compliance insurance to the Judge. This will allow you to get Court Supervision, assuming you have never been ticketed for no insurance in the past. If this is not your first no insurance ticket and you have received Court Supervision on a no insurance ticket in the past, you need to hire an attorney to assist you.

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