Moline, IL asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: If you have a accident with another vehicle and receive a ticket for ignoring traffic light. Should you sign and pay.

No one seemed to be injured and driving record great but don't want to admit guilt by signing ticket if there is another way or if it could turn out to bite me later.

2 Lawyer Answers
Dan Nold
Dan Nold
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Crystal Lake, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You should not. It can be used against you in any potential civil claim.

Also, you have a decent chance of getting the ticket dismissed by pleading not guilty and requesting a bench trial. An attorney can be used to make sure this process goes smoothly and to ensure that you don’t say or do anything that could be used against you.

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

A: You should not pay the ticket. In the majority of these matters, there is a good chance of a dismissal or at least avoiding a conviction by appearing in court. An attorney can certainly assist you.

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