Chicago, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: Ticket and mandatory court date for driving with expired registration

My husband was pulled over and given a ticket and mandatory court date for driving our vehicle, which has been uninsured since 2015. We are in the process of getting a new car because the car in question is almost 20 years old, and our mechanic has advised to not put more money into fixing the issues (therefore, it would likely not pass an emissions test.)

If my husband and I buy a new car and get rid of the unregistered car before his court date, would that be sufficient in showing that he took care of the problem, and potentially lower his fine?

Follow up: what would be the maximum fine he would receive for driving an unregistered vehicle?

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA

A: Usually the Court wants correction and will accept proof of salvage as proof of correction. But the only way to know is to go to the court BEFORE your court date and sit through the calendar. Then ask the bailiff if the judge will accept proof of salvage as POC. I recommend you contact several attorneys in your area that practice this type of law, as soon as possible. Thank you for using Justia ask a lawyer.

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