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Q: I received a ticket for expired license plate. I went to the DMV and paid for a new registration sticker.

I paid for the new registration prior to my scheduled court date. However I was extremely busy with work and totally forgot about the court date! The court date was two days ago, what is the best thing for me to do right now?

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

A: Contact the Clerk's Office at the courthouse to see what action was taken. You may need to file a motion to bring the ticket back into court.

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

A: It’s just a non mover so a conviction doesn’t really matter for your driving record. Depending on the county, you may have had to pay a fine anyway. Some, surprisingly, do not just dismiss that ticket with proof of compliance. Depending on the county, you may want to just pay the ticket for $164 or whatever costs may have been assessed at the court date.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Call the court clerk where the hearing was supposed to take place and ask the clerk to put it back on the docket.

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