Orland Park, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I got my first speeding ticket on the expressway in Tazewell county, going 26 over the limit can it be dismissed ?

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

A: You don't indicate on what basis it would be dismissed. You don't get one free pass on a first ticket. You should request court supervision.

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

A: You will need to retain an attorney to assist you with this citation because of the speed. The ticket will require your appearance in court.

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

A: Why would it be dismissed? It will not be dismissed just because it is your first speeding ticket. 26 over is a Class B Misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and up to $1,500.00 in fines not including any mandatory assessments. You need to hire an attorney to assist you with this matter. The attorney will see what can be done with this matter. A lot of the time, an attorney will be able to get such a ticket amended to a Petty Offense, but that attorney needs time to work on your case, so hire an attorney now.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis
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  • Northfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It is certainly possible to keep it off of your record given the fact that this was your first ticket (likely with court supervision). However, it is a Class B misdemeanor. Contact an attorney in Tazewell County to assist.

David J. Winer
David J. Winer
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  • Waukegan, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Because it is over 25MPH over, it is classified as a Class B misdemeanor. I suggest that you contact an attorny in that cuonty and inquire what options are available. Every county and courthouse deals with these types of tickets differently and only a local lawyer can give you an idea about that specific area. Do not blow it off or pay it through the mail as it will be entered as a conviction and depending on your prior driving record may lead to a suspension. Just call a local lwayer there who specializes in traffic cases.

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