Hazel Crest, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: If I got pulled over on a suspended license, but fixed it before court do I plead guilty still or not guilty?

The pull over was in Peoria, I knew they had been suspended before but they were still suspended due to financial reasons out of my control and since I’m in college and was not working at the time so I had to depend on my parents to pay things for me.

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Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis
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  • Northfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If your license was suspended at the time of the traffic stop, you are technically guilty. However, the prosecutor (and judge) may be more lenient based on the fact that your license has been reinstated. In some counties, they may even be willing to dismiss the case. You or your attorney should be sure the court knows that your license is now valid prior to entering a plea.

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Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Springfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Listen to the offer the prosecutor gives you, If it sounds OK, accept and the judge and prosecutor will walk you through it from there. (you will be admitting guilt). If you don't like the offer tell the judge you want a trial or a continuance to get a lawyer. That in effect is a not guilty plea.

Because you are valid now you should get a good offer. Where I practice they would drop all charges but that varies by courthouses.

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

A: Go to court with your cleared license and make sure it is valid on the day you appear in court. See what the prosecutor is offering. Sometimes they will dismiss this type of charge and sometimes they will not. You really should hire a local attorney to assist you with this matter because that attorney will put you in the best position possible. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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