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Q: I had a 28 over speed limit ticket in 25 mph zone with court appearance. Will I go to jail?

Mt prospect

Brandon K. Davis
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answered on Feb 5, 2023

The maximum penalty for speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is 6 months in jail and a $1,500.00 fine - the minimum penalty is court supervision. Of course, the goal is to avoid jail time and a criminal conviction. Traffic school and community service are more common than jail. The ultimate result... Read more »

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Q: I got a ticket for driving 28 over speed limit in 25 mph zone. I know it can be a jail time . How likely that to happen?

Mount Prospect Illinois

Brandon K. Davis
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answered on Feb 5, 2023

The maximum penalty for speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is 6 months in jail and a $1,500.00 fine - the minimum penalty is court supervision. Of course, the goal is to avoid jail time and a criminal conviction. Traffic school and community service are more common than jail. The ultimate result... Read more »

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Q: I’ve gotten a ticket for improper use of registration title. How can I defend myself? And what is the fine?

There was a sticker on my car that wasn’t mine and I don’t know how it got there. I also have expired registration that will be remedied before my court appearance.

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Q: I was ticketed for improper lane useage while traveling in the center turn lane to make a left turn

The policeman pulled me over after making the left turn at the light and said I was traveling to long before the turn. The right hand lane going straight was backed up for at least 100 yards. I was going to turn left. There was no approaching traffic in the center lane between me and the stop... Read more »

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Q: Is my son, who lives in Illinois and paid his Minnesota speeding ticket, able to change it to supervison?

He now has a suspended license due to 2 tix before 21 yrs. But needs a license to drive to his college classes. He currently attends college in Texas.

Theodore J. Harvatin
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answered on Jan 16, 2023

That is a question that would be best posed to a MN lawyer.

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Q: Does an officer have to be present in court for a ticket to stand? How do you defend yourself with one party Berwyn

Loyola/MacNeal. There’s a roundabout with a lot of room at the entryway and exit except for in the roundabout itself. There was no one around except for a police officer in front of the entrance. I beeped at him so I could go around. He left me just enough space to get around and stopped. I went... Read more »

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Q: Got my tickets for the first time

Cause accident, unregistered vehicle and expired registration. Can I do something for the cost to go down all three tickets are $2000

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Q: in a car accident and received 2 ticket for uninsured vehicle and expired registration can the tickets be thrown out?
Theodore J. Harvatin
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answered on Jan 11, 2023

If should purchase insurance and bring proof to court. They would provide you court supervision and fine you but you would avoid a no insurance conviction, which would cause a suspension of your license.

Note: you will have to purchase SR 22 coverage, in addition to your regular insurance....
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Q: I had a blown tire. My vehicle was off the road and shut off for 20 minutes or more while I was trying to contact someo

I saw an officer turn around across the street from me. As he was pulling across I stepped our of my car to let him know I had a blown tire and didn't have a breaker bar and trying to call. told me I could get back in my car as it was raining out. Well after running my plates I guess they... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
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answered on Jan 11, 2023

In Illinois, you can be either actually operating a motor vehicle or “in actual physical control“. In your case, that essentially means, how else did you and your car get there if you did not drive them there.

And what happened on your no insurance ticket is you probably Failed to have...
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Q: I am from illinois but got a 10 over speeding ticket in Michigan. How can I get it off my insurance record

I am willing to do court supervision or a class. I just don’t want my home state finding out

Theodore J. Harvatin
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answered on Nov 22, 2022

You would have to pose that question to a Michigan lawyer. They may have something similar to supervision, or perhaps reduced to a non moving violation.

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Q: Can I have a driving revoked ticket dismissed due to errors?

My 2003 GOLD Chevrolet trailblazer was towed, I spent the night in jail. Officer A wrote me tickets for driving revoked, no insurance and expired registration plates from a vehicle I just bought. I was released on recog as they said they didnt have any paperwork on me. On my tickets he states its a... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
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answered on Nov 11, 2022

No, those are not defenses to these charges. In addition, the tickets can be amended before trial to cure any defects.

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Q: Will the other party be notified of court date of my son pleading not guilty to accident ticket?

My son was just in accident, was turning left on a yellow and other female student driving in opposite direction sped up and they crashed, therefore he got ticket. My insc agent said for him to plead not guilty and as long the accident claim in processed before the continued court date she should... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 16, 2022

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you haven't already done so, you should consider reaching out to a traffic ticket defense attorney in the Chicago area. I don't think the accident loss claim is going to be processed before the... Read more »

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Q: I’m on a ticket payment pan but I’m a day late will I be kicked off

Can I still pay

Brandon K. Davis
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answered on Oct 30, 2022

Contact the Clerk's Office to determine your options, that is the only way to know for sure.

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Q: Will I be able to receive or ask for another court supervision?

I had my first ticket in June of 2021, it was nothing but 164$ and I payed that. Got another one I March of 2022 was placed under supervision for 6 months. I did the 6 months and payed the court fee. So should that ticket be off my record? Anywho, got 2 more on Friday, October 7th, 2022 and I have... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
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answered on Oct 9, 2022

They will know about the supervision.

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Q: Can I apply for court supervision a second time even though it hasn’t been 12 months since my last court supervision?

So I currently got into a car accident in where it was my fault. No one got hurt. But I got a ticket for reduce to speed/accident. I was trying to brake but my foot slipped off the brakes and it was too late. I took a court supervision in November. I was told no tickets between 6 months or 12 but... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
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answered on Oct 5, 2022

They may grant you supervision twice in a year. But even if you were convicted, if the Nov ticket is the only one for 12 months it will not be a problem. Having said that, go to court and ask them if the other driver showed up. If they did not show up, most likely the ticket will be dropped. By the... Read more »

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Q: My ceremony is in 4 weeks. Should I answer "Yes" or "No" on question 4 on the Notice of Oath Ceremony (form N445)?

Q4 on form N445 says:

"Since your interview, have you been arrested, cited, charged, indicted, convicted, fined, or imprisoned for breaking or violating any law or ordinance, including traffic violations?"

Facts:

- I got a $164 traffic ticket three weeks before the... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Sep 30, 2022

I recommend doing the following:

Obtain a court certified traffic citation disposition from the clerk of the county court where the matter was adjudicated (completed). Disclose that traffic citation and attach a copy of the certified court disposition with all conditions met (fine paid) on...
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Q: Who is responsible to pay for window tint ticket?

I was given a service loaner vehicle from an authorized car dealer while my car was being repaired by that dealer. While in the loaner vehicle I received a window tint ticket as the loaner vehicle had tints that are too dark in Illinois. I obviously assumed that the window tint was a legal level... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
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answered on Aug 25, 2022

Did you look at the ticket? Since they have no idea who you are, I assume the ticket is directed to the owner of the vehicle, which is not you.

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