Chicago, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: When you sign an i-bond for a traffic violation, are you considered under arrest and registered in the background?

And when making a deal with the Prosecutor to change the aggravated speed to obstrcut drive view, is the second violation considered a misdemeanor or a normal offense?

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John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Orland Park, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If you signed a bond slip, you were placed under arrest. As for a reduction from an aggravated speeding to a petty offense charge, your record should reflect the that information.

Brandon K. Davis and Juan Ooink agree with this answer

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

A: An I-Bond, like all other bonds, is a condition of release after being arrested and charged with an offense. Not sure what you mean by registered in the background. If you are asked the question, have ever been arrested and you have signed an I-Bond, the answer to that question is yes. Will it show up on a background check? That depends on the type of background check that is done and what happened in Court. Obstructed View, is a petty traffic offense and is not a misdemeanor offense. If you have been charged with Aggravated Speeding, which is a misdemeanor offense, you need to hire an attorney to assist you. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

Brandon K. Davis agrees with this answer

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

A: I would agree with Mr. Ooink's response. I would just add that obstructed view is a non-moving violation, which shouldn't even be displayed on your Illinois driving record.

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