Homewood, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I’m 21, got a speeding ticket going 79 in a 45. What are my options? Can’t get a lawyer because it’s too late. Help!

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

A: It is NEVER too late to get a lawyer. This is a misdemeanor, not just a speeding ticket. If court is tomorrow morning, ask the judge for a continuance. It will be a disaster to have this ticket on your record at this age.

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

A: This citation carries severe potential penalties. If you have any questions, you can call my office.

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

A: If you really want a lawyer, and you should have one given that this is a criminal offense, you can either contact one as soon as possible or if you simply don’t have time, you can go to court and ask for a new court date and tell the judge you want to hire a lawyer. It won’t be a problem

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

A: You can request a continuance or call a lawyer now to discuss your options.

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

A: Why is it to late to hire an attorney? You can always ask the Judge for more time to hire an attorney. The sooner you hire an attorney the better. This is not a normal speeding ticket. This is a criminal offense and a conviction on this offense will show up in background checks for the rest of your life, which will cause you issues with education, employment, housing and financing. You need to hire an attorney. Talk to your family and friends to see if they will help pay for the attorney. Hire an attorney now.

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