Berwyn, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I live in Illinois and I got a speeding ticket. Do I have to go to court in person to request court supervision?

I want to request court supervision, but going into court is a problem right now because of the Covid-19 pandemic. I live with several at-risk family members. Can I request court supervision by mail?

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

A: That depends on the type of speeding ticket and the courthouse where it is assigned. If your ticket is not marked as “must appear” or required court appearance, you should have been given instructions along with your ticket. The instructions may be an envelope or on the back of your ticket. If you are required to appear to request court supervision but have health concerns, an attorney may be able to appear on your behalf.

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David J. Winer
David J. Winer
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Waukegan, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If your speeding ticket is below 26 miles over the limit you should be able to plea guilty through the mail. But that is determined by the county courthouse it is assigned. If the ticket is below that speed you should have been given instructions with an envelope or info on the back of your ticket. However, if your ticket is over 26mph over you are required to appear in court to ask for Court Supervision. You should then hire an attorney to appear on your behalf.

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

A: It depends on the ticket and the court location. Your best option is to have an attorney review the ticket. Most will do this free of charge over the phone, but you need to call around to find an attorney. The sooner you do this, the better.

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