New Lenox, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: Was pulled over and given a court date for not having an up to date insurance but it was up to date?

Could only find the expired insurance card when the police officer first approached. Then pulled up the current one on the mobile app and showed him once he returned from his vehicle. Officer said “I don’t have time for this” and gave me the court date information. Is this legal?

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

A: It is certainly frustrating that the officer wasn't more patient with you, but not an uncommon situation. The ticket will be dismissed in court if you provide the proof of insurance on your court date.

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

A: Yes.

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

A: Yes. Such show up to court with the current proof of insurance showing that you were covered on the date and time the ticket was issued and the ticket will be dismissed. If you do not wish to appear in court, you could hire an attorney to appear in court on your behalf.

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