Saint Charles, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: Im 19 and first offense, I got a ticket for going 91 in a 50. What does, “Method of release: promise to comply.”, mean?

Also, is there any way to go about this without insurance finding out, and/or without it staying on my record? Finally, what would this be classified as? Again, first offense but I am young so they may slam me... thank you.

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

A: That’s bond. Your promise to appear in court.

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

A: You have been charged with a misdemeanor offense. The promise to appear is a bond. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to me.

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

A: Promise to comply is your agreement to appear in court. You could have been required to post a cash bond instead. The offense itself is a class b misdemeanor, technically punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. However, it is certainly possible to minimize these consequences and even keep this off of your public record, which would prevent insurance from finding out. It would be best for you to contact an attorney directly that practices in the county where this took place.

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

A: You have been charged with a Class A Misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and up to $2,500.00 in fines, not including mandatory assessments. You need to hire an attorney right away. An attorney will attempt to have this charge amended to a Petty Traffic Offense, but that attorney needs time to work your case, so the sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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

A: The promise to comply is your bond and agreement to appear in court for your ticket. The officer could have made yo post a cash bond but gave you a break instead. The tickets is a Class A misdemeanor since you were more than 35 miles over the limit. it is possible to avoid the serious consequences and keeping it off your record and avoid your insurance company from finding out. But, you must first contact a local attorney that practices law in the county where this occurred. He must attempt to negotiate a plea of guilty that reduces the speed of the ticket off of a Class A misdemeanor.

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