Chicago, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: If I received a no court appearance ticket for speeding 25 over, do I pay ticket fine of 165 plus traffic school fee

Or do I just pay traffic school fee and not ticket because it's a no court appearance

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Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You would ordinarily pay both. However, get a lawyer, perhaps they can make an agreement to reduce the speed limit which could lessen your fine, lessen the hit on your insurance, etc. Don't do this without a lawyer.

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

A: You would pay the traffic school fee if you don’t wish to appear in court (or have an attorney appear for you to handle this). You can also contact the Clerk’s Office if you have any questions about this procedure.

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

A: You have to pay both if you want Traffic Safety School without appearing in Court. You could go to court, and depending on your age and driving history, you might not have to complete Traffic Safety School but the fine will be increased due to additional court costs. You could also hire an attorney to assist you with this matter and that attorney should be able to resolve the matter without you have to appear in court, but you will have the pay the attorney fees and an increased fine, again, due to court costs. Whatever you decide, you need to do it quickly because you have limited time to respond to the ticket.

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

A: If it is under 26mph over you can pay and do the Traffic School without appearing in Court. This would grant you Supervision which is not a conviction. However, if you are under 21 years old and depending on the extent of your driving record history, you might want to hire a lawyer to resolve it without you appearing in court.

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