Chicago, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: what should I so, I got a ticket for going 28 miles over the speed limit, I have a clean record, and im 17.

i know it will go on my record, but I want to be in the union to become an electrician

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

A: It is a criminal offense. You don’t want to record at your young age. I would suggest you find a local traffic lawyer. search Justia

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

A: First, it is very likely, if handled properly, this can be kept off of your public record based on your age and clean record. However, it is a class b misdemeanor, a criminal offense. You, or your parents, should speak to an attorney that practices in the courthouse/county where the ticket is pending to discuss legal representation, your options and the best strategy.

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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 is a misdemeanor case. You need to discuss this matter with an attorney. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Fotopouloslaw.com

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

A: "What should I do?" You should hire an attorney to assist you with this Misdemeanor criminal offense you have been charged with. If you receive a conviction on this offense, it will cause you issues with employment, education, housing and financing for the rest of your life. An attorney will try to have this criminal offense amended to a Petty Offense, but that attorney needs time to work on the case, so hire a criminal defense attorney now. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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