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Q: Can they still boot your car for failure to pay a red light camera fine

Have two past ones not paid.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket in Mattoon Il 69 in a 45 with a must appear in court. is it possible to get court supervision?

My truck was only 4 days old and this was the first time on the high way just leaving town I was in a 55 mph that dropped down to a 45 mph before the stop lights when I seen the 45mph sign that's when I looked at the speedometer I was going 71 and I took my foot of the gas as I crossed into... View More

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Q: Received a ticket with court date and time on bottom but officer did not mark appearance required or not. Do I go?

Ticket is for expired plate sticker (11 months). Officer wrote court date and time but did not mark the boxes..whether it is required or not. Am I supposed to show up on that date, even if I send a payment for the ticket?

Brandon K. Davis
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answered on Apr 10, 2024

You should not have to appear in court if the box for "court appearance required" is not checked (even if there is a court date listed on the ticket). You can contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court to confirm. Regardless, it is likely that the ticket will be dismissed if you appear in... View More

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Q: I was never stopped for these charges. However they are wanting me to pay them in Franklin County Illinois?

IMPROPER PASSING ON THE SHOULDER

IMPROPER TURN SIGNAL. I did not commit either one of the driving violations. And when I called the Franklin County Court Office she said they were dismissed. Now I am being harrassed daily by a collection agency why? I was never given a citation for this... View More

Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
answered on Apr 11, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. You will need to get a copy of the case docket to confirm what happened to the tickets.

You may be able to find the County's online court records here: https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/courts-directory/89/Franklin-County-Courthouse/court/...
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Q: Will County Court Supervision granted for speeding (second offense)

I recently received a ticket for going 22mph over the limit in Will County. I also got a warning for following too close. I have a ticket with court supervision from a different county in Illinois from a little over a year ago. How likely are my chances of court supervision? Also, is it better to... View More

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

Practices on these maters vary by jurisdiction so a Will County judge would now better. A judge can give supervision to you up to two times in a period of 12 months. I think you get probably qualify again. I don't think it maters how you do it.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket a couple of years ago in Illinois but totally forgot about it and I live in Missour.

I think the speeding ticket was in Cook county.

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

There are several possible courses of action depending on the impact it is having on your Missouri license, if any. If it is causing an issue, an attorney here in Illinois can likely handle the matter without you returning to Illinois.

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Q: Can a city cop in Illinois pull u over and arrest you outside city limits
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answered on Mar 7, 2024

If he observed you committing the offense in his jurisdiction and followed you to another jurisdiction definitely. If he saw you committing the offense in another jurisdiction, while he was in his jurisdiction, highly likely that he can. Most jurisdictions have cross jurisdiction agreements.

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Q: Can I expunge a charge from 15 years ago in Iowa?

Sept 2009 I was arrested along with other individuals due to us being in a park after hours. I was not even in my vehicle and 15 years later Im learning I have a $200 fine for an OWI and im ordered to complete 12 hour class for drinking and driving plus a substance class. I have lived and been able... View More

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answered on Mar 5, 2024

In Iowa, expunging a charge from your record depends on the type of offense and your criminal history. For OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) charges, Iowa law does provide for expungement under specific conditions, but generally, OWI convictions are challenging to expunge. If your case did not... View More

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Q: I was pulled over by Illinois State police a few weeks ago for speeding and given a written warning. How long will it

How long will it stay on my record with the Illinois State Police?

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answered on Feb 16, 2024

There will be no record

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Q: How do I plead at my court hearing?

i got ticket 9-21-5-11(c)(2) for workzone speeding in the state of Indiana. The ticket said i was going 90 in a 55, but i had my cruise control set to 80. I have not plead guilty or not guilty, but am waiting for my court hearing. What is the best way to go about the hearing?

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answered on Feb 3, 2024

This should be directed to an Indiana attorney for specifics, but in general, I was speeding, but I wasn’t speeding as fast as a claim is not a good defense.

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Q: I got a ticket for expired license plate. Been expired for 2 months. I just bought the car from a lease a while back.

Secretary of State didn’t remove the lease off the plates. I was wondering if I can avoid the ticket.

Adam Maksimovich
Adam Maksimovich
answered on Jan 9, 2024

Yes, it’s possible to avoid the ticket depending on a number of factors including, but not limited to: where you received the ticket, whether you have proof of compliance, driving record and other factors. I recommend contacting an attorney who can explain further.

Thanks

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Q: I got a ticket for having my phone in hand, could the officer have given me a warning instead of a ticket?

I've never received a ticket before and I'm not from the area. I was out on my lunch break in a car rental and I needed gps. I was not distracted at all. I just didn't have a place to put my phone while on gps.

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
answered on Dec 23, 2023

Of course they could always give a warning and chose not to.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: I rear ended someone because I taught they had gone ahead taking a yield turn but instead they stopped and I went

Ahead but saw they were there and breaked too late, I got a ticket for “ driving too fast” and I don’t have to appear in court. It was a minor hit, my car didn’t get damaged and the other car got a slight dent and some scratches from my license plate. Should I plea guilty ?

Adam Maksimovich
Adam Maksimovich
answered on Dec 9, 2023

If you plead guilty, without appearing in court (ie paying the ticket), it will be a conviction on your driving record and may affect your insurance, and potentially cause other problems. I would recommend speaking to a lawyer to see if you can have it dismissed or if you are eligible for court... View More

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Q: My 34 year old soñ has a court date ñext week for driving on suspended driver's licenseh 6⁶th offense in Arkansas. Wihat
Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
answered on Nov 9, 2023

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

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Q: My registration is suspended and I drive for work. If I can't drive, I'll lose my job. What can I do?

Registration suspended, due to driving without insurance. Due to my driving record, I can not find an insurance company to accept me, except for one where the premium is $900, which I can not afford.

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
answered on Nov 6, 2023

Get a ride, use public transportation, get a work from home job, get a bike. Do anything but drive. You cannot drive if your license is suspended.

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Q: For violation of 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2, the Statute says a max $75 fine for 1st offense, but way is online charging $164?
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answered on Oct 23, 2023

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

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Q: I got a speeding ticket. I was going 58 in a 35mph zone. What will my options be?

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

5800 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077

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answered on Oct 10, 2023

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

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Q: While driving my truck got ticket from police that i moved before school bus goes(stop sign arm put back in) in indiana

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

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answered on Oct 7, 2023

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...
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Q: Hi! So, I made an SR22 filing with my insurance company - as the courts mandated me to. Does this get reported to them?

Just needing clarification on whether or not the courts are notified each month that I successfully paid my car insurance.

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
answered on Oct 28, 2023

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

In trouble the next time.

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Q: I would like to plead not guilty to a Disobeyed Traffic Control Device. Officer said I went on red while I believe

I went on yellow/orange. What could I say in court? If I plead not guilty and proven wrong is there an extra fee? Is it better to go with a jury or judge?

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answered on Sep 27, 2023

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

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