Willowbrook, IL asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I got crash with another car and i only have permit and my ticket is improper lane usage and i lied at first that my mom

was driving but in the end I confess that i was the one and he ask me why i lied and i told him that i’m so nervous which is true that i startled. what’s going to happen to me in the court? I’m only 16?

2 Lawyer Answers

Juan Ooink

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

A: Worst case, you will likely get Court Supervision and fine and have to complete Traffic Safety School. Best case, the ticket is dismissed if the other driver does not show up to court. If you are really concerned, you can hire an attorney to assist you with this matter.

Jeremy Wang agrees with this answer

Charles Candiano

  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If a licensed adult was in the car AND a policy of insurance was in effect at the time of the accident AND there were no prior moving violations, the following are likely:

1. A moving violation conviction before age 18 generates a Secretary of State warning letter to the parent and teenager; and

2. A moving violation conviction that occurs within the first year of licensing will result in a six-month extension of the passenger limitation, which allows only one unrelated passenger under age 20.

If the mother was NOT in the car OR did NOT have a valid license, the claim would be likely be denied by insurance and the SOS would suspend the permit holder's driving privileges unless or until the damages to the car and claim for personal injuries was being repaid to the satisfaction of the Plaintiff's insurer (or the Plaintiff, if uninsured).

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