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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
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 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.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
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: 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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Energy, Oil and Gas for Illinois on
Q: I got two citation at the same time and need to show up at court on the date they specify.

On the citation papers, there is a sentence "Without admitting guilty, I promise to comply with the terms of this ticket and release." Why without admitting guilty? I am fully admitting that I was speeding and willing to comply (showing up in court) and willing to pay fine. So, ready to... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Mar 5, 2022

Signing the ticket avoids you’re having to post cash bond. Your signature is your promise to appear in court. They are explaining that by signing the ticket, you are not automatically admitting guilt. The time to admit guilt is when you are in front of the judge. You might consider asking for... Read more »

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Q: I am 17, I was given a speeding ticket for going 69 in 45. But I am unclear in my options or what I need to do.

I was given two pieces of paper, the actual ticket and then something on court supervision and traffic school. There's also an area with a bunch of different fines. I dont know what I need to pay or what I need to do and the officer that pulled me over wasn't helpful.

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Mar 1, 2022

Take the traffic school option. Because of your age you must show up in court and must be with a parent or guardian.

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Q: I have traffic court, do I need a lawyer

I have court tomorrow morning for speeding, I have no lawyer, is that bad?

Brandon K. Davis
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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Feb 13, 2022

It is difficult to answer your question without more information. If it is a more serious speeding ticket - such as aggravated speeding (26 or more over the limit) - or if you have prior traffic violations, it would be best to consult with an attorney.

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Q: I got two speeding tickets 1 I was going 60 in a 40 and the other I was going 53 in a 35 what will happen next ? I’m 17
Brandon K. Davis
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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Feb 12, 2022

When you are under the age of 21, it takes two convictions within 2 years to cause a license suspension. You must avoid a conviction on at least one of these tickets, but ideally both, to keep your license. You (and your parents) should speak directly to an attorney in the area where these tickets... Read more »

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Q: I was found guilty on a traffic ticket because I missed court how do I motion it back into court
Dan Nold
Dan Nold
answered on Jan 28, 2022

Depending on how long ago you missed court, you may want to contact an attorney. If it was within 30 days, you can go to the clerk's office and pay them $40 and file a motion to vacate. This will bring the case back into court. You can still do so if it was more than 30 days ago, but your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: Acciden w/ an at fault driver w/ no insurance, pleading not guilty and has a B trial w/ lawyer. Should I get lawyer 2?

There was only property damage. I only have uninsured bodily damage, not property. I was never contacted to go to court, but I went for the first appearance and was told if I didn't show up for the trial, the other drivers case would be dismissed. Shouldn't the officer be there to testify... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 25, 2022

Unless the officer witnessed the accident/collision he has no personal knowledge of how the accident occurred-----that is why you would need to testify at the trial on the traffic ticket. You can contact a lawyer in your area to discuss the pros and cons of attending the trial on the traffic... Read more »

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Q: Hi, I got two violations one for going 70 in a 55 and one for illegal u-turn cop was right behind me.

I have court coming up on Jan 4. The cop filed a motion saying court be continued on the 7th of Jan when he comes back from vacation. that is unfair correct? How is it my fault that on the date the court gave me for a bench trial the officer will be on vacation? The court should have done their due... Read more »

Dan Nold
Dan Nold
answered on Jan 2, 2022

If it’s the state’s first request for a continuance of a bench trial and the motion to continue is supported with a signed affidavit by the officer, the judge will grant the motion.

If those conditions are not met, the judge might deny the motion to continue and dismiss the case....
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Q: Should I pay for the school or plead not guilty to avoid the speeding ticket conviction on my record?

Hello, I got a speeding ticket and was given three options of attending the school, plead not guilty, or pay the ticket. I got two tickets about two years ago and was told not to get another for two years to get the record clean. I got three months left to get out of the probation but I ended up... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Nov 25, 2021

If you are over 21 you can have two tickets in a 12 month period before your license as possible suspension. There might be insurance rate consequences of all that is not guaranteed check with your agent. If you are under 21 you can only have one conviction every two years so it would definitely be... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, International Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Can you travel internationally (Canada) if you complete court supervision for a Class A misdemeanor for speeding?

Can you travel internationally to places such as Canada or UAE if you completed court supervision for a Class A misdemeanor for speeding 35 MPH plus in the state of Illinois? My understanding is that upon completion of supervision it leads to a non conviction? Is this true and if not convicted are... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Nov 25, 2021

You may travel internationally, but I personally have seen U.S. citizens turned away from entering Canada for a variety of traffic and Criminal offenses regardless of the years past after that conviction, when they traveled by car.

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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Help with lifetime cdl ban in Illinois.

I had a class A CDL in Illinois. In 2008 I was charged with dui. There was a 6 month statutory summary suspension and my CDL was disqualified for 1 year.

At some point over the next 2 years my license expired and when I went to renew I opted to step down to a regular class D license,... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Nov 22, 2021

I have seen where there is a mistake in paper work and it appears that one dui was two separate ones due to non matching arrest dates.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Am I at risk of losing my license?

I’m 18, got my license when I was 16, and recently received two speeding tickets within the span of 2-3 weeks. One was for going 83 in a 55 and the other was for going 42 in a 30. I payed the minor violation ticket so that is currently on my record. I’m set to appear in court this week for the... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Oct 15, 2021

You have options. Ask for supervisor on the major one. File a motion to vacate the conviction on the minor one and convert to supervision. Supervision on both is best.

Best move is hire a lawyer.

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Q: If aggravated speeding was reduced to a petty offense and supervison 4 month

If aggravated speeding fine was reduced to a petty crime and I fingerprinted for a job, would the background check show that I had been arrested?

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Oct 13, 2021

It depends upon how deep the background check is. Anybody looking up your name online would be able to see the original charge was a Class A or B misdemeanor (depending on your speed), both of which are criminal offenses.

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