Was pulled over and warned for loud exhaust. Asked if he could search I said no the first time. He followed with that he smelled raw cannabis I had very little that I know he wouldn't have smelled it and didn't smoke at all in car. Waited on 2nd officer and proceeded still to search my... View More
Those are usually must appear tickets. He should plan to be there and hire a traffic lawyer. He MIGHT be able to appear by Zoom and not have to physically be present. The circuit/district clerk in that county could tell you
In traffic cases, there are court fees and costs that are added to your fines. These will vary from county to county and include the costs of court administration and in some counties, "contributions" to certain funds and endowments. Unfortunately, these are mandatory and will not be...View More
There has been no court date set. I got the ticket today(10/08/2023). This happened in Lincolnwood, IL. The court is in the 2nd Municipal District of the circuit court of cook county, Illinois. I have a pretty clean record. Zero speeding tickets
Even though you were ticketed for going 23 MPH over the posted limit, this is still considered a petty offense, which is punishable by fines only. If you have a clean driving record, you will likely be eligible for court supervision, which would not put any points on your driving record and usually...View More
Trial set in march. But i live in illinois. Got a lawyer from indiana but he said doesnt know about illinois law so should hire illinois attorney. Also he is asking about photo or video of that day and it happened year ago. Nothing know about yet. What should i do? Does anyone know conviction that... View More
He can file a motion for pretrial discovery of the video.
If you are convicted, your Illinois drivers license will be revoked. You will need to obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation complete all necessary classes and have a hearing with the secretary state. If you refuse the testing that...View More
The DMV is required to verify it and suspends your license if you do not comply. There is not ongoing communication with the court system, but the state keeps track of your license and that information is submitted to the court when you are
If you plead not guilty, you can present your case in court, possibly including any evidence or witnesses that support your claim that you did not run a red light. If you are found guilty after pleading not guilty, there may be court costs in addition to the original fine. Whether to opt for a jury...View More
The only sign was on the other side of the street. It said "No parking on THIS side of the street". I parked where I did on advice of residents of more than 20 years who have assigned parking in a private lot. Also, I'm not an Illinois resident and have Missouri plates and active... View More
When it comes to parking in Chicago, many streets are open for overnight parking (except between December 1 and March 1 and after 2" of snowfall accumulation, when most overnight parking is restricted to allow for plowing). That said, there are also many neighborhoods in which overnight...View More
There is a lawyer here in Springfield Il named George Tinkham. Big motorcycle guy. George may be retired and I’m not sure exactly how to reach him these days, but if you Google him, you might find some information there. He might be able to help answer your questions. He’s also on Facebook if...View More
I dont remember much of my accident but i was stopped and looked both ways before turn left now i being sued i did not receive accident report i suffer from ptsd and short term memory loss its been two and half years
Illinois has a 2 year statute of limitations for motor vehicle accidents, without taking exceptions into account. So long as the civil suit was filed on or before the 2 year anniversary of the accident, the case will remain in court until it comes to a resolution. A resolution to the civil case...View More
My boyfriend got a speeding ticket (35+) He paid his fine and was told to complete a defensive driving class. When he went to sign up for the class there was nothing available before his court date. His lawyer went to court on his behalf and extended it a few weeks but still no classes available.... View More
So long as the delay in his completion of the defensive driving class was out of his control (i.e. no classes available), the court should be willing to continue the matter. What he wants to avoid is having the court grant a "Petition to Revoke" his original sentence, as he could then...View More
On the ticket it says I was going 35 miles above the speed limit. I don’t think this is accurate and the officers did not have evidence for this. But I did accept that I was speeding but I did not mention how fast I was going. Is there anything I can do to get this changed?
This is one of those things that really depends upon the court system you are involved with. Some judges and prosecutors are rigid and others will compromise. Locate a lawyer in the county where you received the ticket, who appears regularly in traffic court. Right now, if you plead, guilty, it is...View More
Yes, you may have grounds to sue if someone falsely uses your name during a traffic stop, leading to your arrest. This situation could potentially involve claims of identity theft, false arrest, and malicious prosecution. If you were wrongly arrested and suffered damages as a result, you may be...View More
I bought a motorcyle on 7/29 and drove it home. While driving it home I had an accident with another vehicle. I literally had just bought it 25 mins before the accident. It was my fault and very minor. I have arranged to repair the other party's vehicle. My insurance company would not... View More
Most policies give you 7-30 days to report a replacement vehicle. Not sure how that works with a motorcycle. Not clear what you mean by your insurance "would not cover me" when later you seem to be asking if they will cover you.
The second one was for improper lane usage the cop claims I cut him off and 4 other people how ever I requested all possible footages from that day and there was no dash camera evidence. The 3rd one was for suspended plates which I had no idea I had because my car is under my brothers insurance.... View More
I was driving on the highway and noticed the driver behind me experiencing severe road rage, she tried to run myself and my son off the road and was visibly extremely angry. I was taking an exit to get off the road away from her, I was several hundred feet in front of her taking the exit, when she... View More
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... View More
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...View More
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