Chicago, IL asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: In court can they check the status of your insurance even if you present them with proof of Insurnace documents ?

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Brandon K. Davis
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Brandon K. Davis
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Waukegan, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If the prosecutor suspects the proof of insurance is fraudulent or invalid, they can call to verify that it is legitimate.

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James G. Dimeas
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James G. Dimeas
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: I have had many cases in which the case is passed for the prosecutor to call the insurance company to verify coverage. I have even had clients caught with presenting fraudulent or fake insurance documents in court..

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

A: Yes they can and they do often check the status of your insurance on the date and time you received the ticket. DO NOT bring in a false insurance card because you could be held in Contempt of Court for doing so and I have seen it done.

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