Palos Hills, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: Consequences for 16 year old pulled over for going 15 over limit?

My son (16) was ticketed for going 15 over the limit (50 in a 35) and also another ticket for not having his insurance in the car. He has insurance and was issued a court date and must appear. What possible consequences can he face? Does he plead guilty or no? What are some possible things he can do/say to limit the severity of his consequence.

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

A: Presumably, this is his first ticket. If so, the prosecutor may be willing to offer a deferred prosecution for a dismissal or court supervision with a traffic school course to prevent this from counting against his driving privileges (and insurance). That depends on a few factors including the particular courthouse where his case is assigned. An attorney can certainly assist and facilitate a favorable resolution.

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

A: First, he must appear in court with a parent or an attorney. Second, he must bring his valid proof of insurance that shows he has valid insurance on the date and time he was ticketed. Third, he must not get a conviction for the Speeding Ticket. He needs to request Court Supervision at the very least. If he is given Court Supervision, he will have an increased fine to pay and he will have to complete Traffic Safety School. If this is still confusing to you, you can always hire an attorney to assist you with this matter. If you decide you need an attorney, the sooner you hire one, the better.

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