Dekalb, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I received a moving violation during my 3 month probationary license period. What will happen?

I received 3 speeding tickets 06/2019, 02/2020 and 03/2020. Due to Covid, I did not have to plead guilty to the third ticket until December 2020. In January I took a safe driving course and was granted a probationary license for my 3 month suspension from Feb 5th 2021 to May 5th 2021. On March 17th 2021, I rolled into the back of a car in stopped traffic and got a failure to reduce speed ticket. Little damage. My court date is April 23rd, 13 days before my license is to be reinstated. I know that upon conviction it will be taken away.

Will I face a mandatory year-long suspension for violating probation? Is there a chance that due to this being my first infraction in a calendar year, not related to speeding, my first accident in 5 years, and the mildness of the incident that I could still have my license reinstated on may 5th, on top of me paying a fine or perhaps court supervision?

I am not concerned about fines or raised insurance rates, just my legal ability to drive.

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

A: The length of the suspension depends upon how many points you will have accumulated. That depends on the nature of the tickets and how fast over the limit you were going. Ticket will probably be dropped if you show up in court. Other driver most likely will not show.

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

A: You really should hire an attorney to assist you with all of your pending matters to make sure you are put in the best position possible. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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