Bolingbrook, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: Is there any possible way I can lower the amount of my ticket that was being sent to the wrong address?

I was informed that I had a ticket being sent to my old address a few days ago that’s now tripled in its amount because it was never paid & I was hoping if there was any possible way I can get the amount lowered. If I would’ve known I had a ticket a few months ago I would’ve paid it right away before it go this large.

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

A: It may be possible to file a motion at the courthouse and attempt to reduce the fines. Success depends on a variety of factors including the amount of time past due and whether the citation was sent to the other address in error. You may wish to contact the clerk at that specific courthouse to determine your options.

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Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
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  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It depends. If the "wrong address" was your prior address and you forgot or didn't bother to notify the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, then you have no chance because it was your responsibility to correct that information. If the clerk made a mistake, you can probably get it reduced.

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

A: You need to contact the proper authority to discuss your matter. The sooner you do this the better.

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