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Q: Will my girlfriend be convicted of violating scott's law?

My girlfriend was ticketed for speeding on June 2020 and had to pay a fine and court supervision. Comes November 2020 and she got pulled over for violating Scott's law. She saw the lights flashing behind her, she slowed down but couldn't move over to the other lane since it wasn't possible yet he still gave her a ticket and requires a court appearance. My question is, will she get convicted for it? Is there any possible way that this can be dismissed or at least dropped down to a lesser charge? I don't know much about terminology and all the stuff so I hope my question is clear. Thank you

Springfield, Illinois

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Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin
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  • Springfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: In Sangamon County the state won’t offer supervision but if she requests it the judge will probably grant it. Fine is usually $310.

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

A: She may be granted court supervision despite the prior ticket. There is also the option of challenging the ticket at trial.

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

A: You are allowed two Court Supervisions every 12 months. Since this will only be her second Court Supervision, she is technically eligible for another Court Supervision. Please note, the Judge has discretion to grant a second Supervision, so your girlfriend will want to hire an attorney to assist her with this matter to increase her odds of receiving Court Supervision a second time. The sooner an attorney is hired, the better.

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