Chicago, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I was driving my car and it didn’t have insurance at the time I had house fire and needed to move it off the street.

As I was driving to drop the car off A man hit the back off my car as I sat at the red light waiting the office gave me A ticket for no insurance I have insurance now on the car but I have court an dont no what to do or plea im trying to prevent suspension off my license. Its my first offense I have A good driving record.

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

A: Bring proof to court. They will offer supervision. You will pay a fine and carry SR22 for three years but won’t be suspended.

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

A: Bring the proof you have now to court with you. It is considered late compliance but with that proof you are eligible for Court Supervision. If you receive Court Supervision on this No Insurance ticket, you license will not be suspended. If you receive a conviction, your license will be suspended. Court Supervision is not considered a conviction. Please note, you are only allowed Court Supervision on a No Insurance ticket once in your lifetime, so if this is not your first, you will want to hire an attorney to assist you with this matter right away.

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

A: As my colleagues mentioned, as long as you obtain court supervision, which should be offered if you bring proof of after-acquired insurance, your license will not be suspended.

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