Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: will they take my licence

i have not got a ticket in about a year and i got court supervition i just got one tonight going 28 over i turn 18 in 3 day i am all for paying the fine i just dont want them to take my licence

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

A: This would be your first conviction. So they won’t take your license but this is a criminal offense.

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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 not automatically lose your license. However, this is a class b misdemeanor. Avoiding a criminal conviction and minimizing the penalties is the top priority. It would be advisable to contact an attorney that practices in the courthouse where your case is pending.

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

A: 28 mph over the posted speed limit is a Class B Misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and up to $1,500.00 in fines not including mandatory assessments. This is not a normal traffic ticket. This is a criminal offense. If you are convicted, this will show up on background checks for the rest of your life and cause you issues with education, employment, housing and financing. You and/or your parents, must hire a Criminal Defense Attorney to assist you with this matter right away. That attorney, at a minimum, will attempt to have this ticket amended to a Petty Offense, but that attorney needs time to work on your case, so hire one now. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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