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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: Hola, quiero saber que hacer en estos casos.

1. Me hicieron un ticket el 07/18/22 por violation of code section 40-2-8(B)(II) en Monroe GEORGIA y no se porque, yo compre el carro en el dealer y tenia una placa temporal que se vencia el 07/23/22.

2. Ese día me encontraba en la oficina de migración cumpliendo una cita de proceso de... Read more »

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Q: Hello. Is Chicago parking officer required/able to cross reference VIN before issuance of a expired meter violation?

Vehicle was properly parked in a meter zone with payment for the time period made through the parking App. Temporary plates were in use due to damage of permanent plates and indicated on notice. Chicago wheel tax emblem (window sticker) also shows current IL registration number. Can the ticket be... Read more »

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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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Theodore J. Harvatin
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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Q: What is a evaluation? My lawyer asked me to bring my evaluation to court tommarow and I can’t get into contact with them
Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Aug 13, 2022

A drug and alcohol evaluator licensed by the state.

https://www.dhs.state.il.us/onenetlibrary/27896/documents/by_division/oasa/directories/license_directory_by_county.pdf

However, some court systems require you to use a given evaluator from their list. Your lawyer should be...
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Q: Plate sticker was 2 years old and I didn’t know. Next day I bought a new plate and sticker after getting ticket.

Can I contest it now that I have the new plate and updated sticker?

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Aug 8, 2022

The sticker is supposed to be valid at all times. Some judges will, if you show proof of late compliance, dismiss the ticket.

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Q: Did court supervision and traffic school with a ticket that would allow it to get it removed but it is still on record.

Did all that was supposed to be done for a petty offense removal to not be reported as a conviction to the secret of state as stated as Option C inside the twenty-second judicial circuit court McHenry county, Illinois pamphlet. When recently applying for a job it showed that the ticket was still on... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Aug 7, 2022

It will not show up on your public abstract but will stay on the court purposes record for several years. It will not, however, be a conviction so no points.

In addition, anybody who wants to look up online records can see what happened.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket and there is no court date set on the ticket nor does my ticket exist when I look it up online

I was speeding on the highway and issued a warning for something else and a citation for speeding. There's no court date on my ticket and when I look my ticket up on the cook county clerks website my tickets doesn't seem to exist. Should I call the clerks office or just let it go?

Brandon K. Davis
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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Jul 25, 2022

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County can be very slow loading tickets into their system. Keep checking and/or contact the Clerk's Office. Chances are that it will eventually show up.

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Q: If my son has to take a course, what is the cost for that and will it conflict with school?

Does he have to wait until he is 18 to get his driver's license if he has a conviction?

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Jul 25, 2022

The course is online. https://www.nsc.org/safety-training/defensive-driving/nsc-defensive-driving-courses/nsc-state-certified-defensive-driving-courses/illinois/illinois-graduate-to-safety-driver-remedial-educat

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Q: What will happen to my son's permit and how long will it take for him to get his license after receiving a ticket?

My son is 16 years old with a driving permit. He received a speeding ticket going 19 mph over the speed limit. I was in the car with him. What will a conviction do to his permit if I pay and will he have to go to safety driving school if we go to court?

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Jul 24, 2022

Upon a conviction, his GDL restrictions would be extended. What he should do is request court supervision, which will not work against him as a conviction. You will have to attend court with him, and he will be required to complete a special course for underage drivers.

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Q: I had court for driving without license had court was giving 2months to get driver license and insurance
Brandon K. Davis
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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Jul 25, 2022

It sounds as though the judge is giving you an opportunity to address these issues prior to resolving your case. You should go the the Secretary of State to obtain your license or determine what steps need to be taken before you can obtain a license. Depending on the reason you have been unable to... Read more »

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Q: Do you agree to take SFST’S when you sign for a drivers license?
Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Jul 21, 2022

No unless you have a marijuana card there is no implied consent requirement to take those tests and there is no penalty for refusing.

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Q: Do red light camera tickets In Chicagoland Illinois go on driving record and make you lose your license?

I'm having trouble deciphering the rules of the road in Chicagoland/Chicago Suburbs area. When you get sent a red light camera ticket for going through a red light or making an incorrect turn through those cameras and you pay, how many can you get before it goes on your record? I have gotten... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Jun 8, 2022

No. Like an expensive parking ticket. But pay them to avoid penalties if you must run them.

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Q: Can I request Supervision for a traffic ticket going 89 in a 70? The Court is Whiteside County Courthouse in Illinois.

The ticket does not provide a place to request supervision. Payment can be mailed in. Appearance is not mandatory.

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on May 24, 2022

Most likely, in order to request and receive supervision, you have to go to court. Not all counties have a supervision by mail option.

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Q: I got a ticket for 35 over. I got another ticket two weeks later for 19 over. (Before the court date for 1st)

I ended up getting court supervision and a drivers course for the 1st ticket. My question is how will this second ticket effect my court supervision if I received it before court supervision was granted? Will I get my license suspended? My record was clean before this and I am worried about the... Read more »

Dan Nold
Dan Nold
answered on May 21, 2022

If the 2nd ticket occurred before you were on court supervision, then it is not a violation of your court supervision. Depending on where the second ticket happened, you may still want to get an attorney to ensure the 2nd ticket is handled correctly.

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Q: My 16yr old received a no insurance ticket in a vehicle that is not his. will he lose his license over this. Illinois

I presented my insurance card to the States Attorney office's and that is when i found out my insurance has lapsed. Now he is the one introuble. I have since then insured my vehicle thru a different company. What are we looking at

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on May 2, 2022

Go to court with him along with proof you have insurance now. They will give you court supervision (protecting the license), although they will require him to carry SR 22 for a period of time.

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Q: Just received 2nd speeding ticket in 6 months. Under 21. Just found out speedometer is off. Can I fight these tickets

Am I able to fight these tickets to avoid suspension?

Brandon K. Davis
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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Apr 16, 2022

It is certainly possible to avoid a license suspension. However, a broken speedometer is not a legal defense. It would be best to contact an attorney that practices in the courthouse/county where these tickets were issued to discuss the specifics and your options.

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Q: I got a ticket from an accident and the cop told me a court date verbally but on my ticket there is no info about court

The court box isn't checked off either. What do I do? Thanks

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Mar 31, 2022

To provide a meaningful answer, you really need to tell us more. For example, what was the ticket for? If you got a ticket for no insurance, you should get insurance before you go to court. Also, if you caused the accident and did not have insurance, you need to contact the other persons involved... Read more »

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Q: I recieved a parking ticket for expired Illinois registration. I had the sticker, just not on plate. It was in my car.

Does the law say u have to have the sticker on the plate or just paid for. I.E. not expired?

Brandon K. Davis
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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Apr 5, 2022

It depends on the specific local ordinance/statute you were charged under. Regardless, it may be in your best interest to request a court date/hearing and provide proof that the registration was renewed prior to this incident. Also, provide proof that it is now properly displayed.

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Q: My daughter got a speeding ticket a month ago and the police officer hasn't filed it Does she still have to worry about

It says no court apparents

Brandon K. Davis
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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Mar 14, 2022

She may get lucky, but I would suggest checking with the Clerk's Office for another 30 days to see if it is entered.

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