Illinois Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: ILLINOIS driving b on expired license but ticket has wrong violation wrote on it

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 19, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
No, it should not be dismissed. The ticket can be amended up to the point of trial. You really should hire an attorney to assist you with this matter. The best thing you could do is to hire an attorney and show up to court with a valid license.

Q: My daughter got her first ticket. She is 20 years old.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
In order to receive supervision both you and your daughter must appear. And she must take a safe driving course as part of her supervision.

They don’t usually throw out a ticket just because it’s the first one.

Q: I just received a ticket for running a stop sign. I'm just a new driver and have never gotten a citation.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 15, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
Go to court and request Court Supervision or mail the ticket in and request Court Supervision.

Q: I got a red light Traffic violation worth $100 that was sent through mail last February 19,2019

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
The easiest thing to do is pay it and move on.

Q: I got a ticket for driving at 61 on a 40 mph zone. The officer said I can get court supervision without going to court

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
Since the ticket is marked as "Court Appearance Required", you have to appear in court and request Court Supervision. You could also hire an attorney to appear on your behalf to save you a trip to court.

Q: Do you need a guardian present with a minor when showing the completion of court supervision.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
You only need a parent or guardian present in order to receive Court Supervision. They do not have to be in court on your compliance date. Just make sure to bring the proof that you completed Traffic Safety School and paid all of your fines.

Q: Is it legal/valid to have a traffic warrant mailed with no judge signature or courthouse stamped?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Jeremy Wang's answer
At best you may have been notified that a criminal bench warrant was issued for your arrest. The original signed and court clerk stamped warrant should be in your Court file.

Q: Illinois had a DUI plead guilty for supervision... do I have to go back because of a red light ticket.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
Those are like expensive parking tickets. Not a moving violation and I doubt the prosecutor in your supervision case will even be aware of it and or care. If they do, they have to file papers and notify you.

Q: I got 2 moving violations in Arkansas and 1 in illonois in the past 30 days I live in illonois.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
If you are 21 or older, 3 convictions within 12 months will cause a license suspension. If the two Arkansas tickets are reported back to Illinois and you are convicted of the Illinois ticket you will be suspended. You may want to consult with an attorney that practices in the area that you received the Illinois ticket to help keep a conviction off of your record. A dismissal or court supervision would prevent the ticket from counting toward a license suspension.

Q: I got a speeding ticket back in 2017. I went to the courthouse and paid the ticket and asked for court supervision.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
You, or an attorney, would would need to file a motion to vacate in order to re-open the case and request to reinstate court supervision.

Q: Are there any traffic laws for traveling in a right turn lane for more than 300 feet?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
This questions was posted under Illinois. You may want to re-post under Georgia to receive relevant answers from Georgia attorneys.

Q: I live in illonois and got a speeding ticket and improper lane usage and 1 month prior I got a speeding ticket in IL.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
If you are 21 or older, 3 convictions for moving violations within 12 months will result in a license suspension. If you are under 21, 2 convictions within 24 months will result in a license suspension. Speeding and improper lane usage are both moving violations. Court supervision will not count toward a license suspension. You want may want to contact an attorney to appear in court on the most recent tickets in an effort to avoid a conviction.

Q: Hello, I looked up my two unpaid traffic tickets and the status says closed...do I still have to pay the fines?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
File closed. Civil judgment sent to a collection agency. Most likely. Your license is or probably will be suspended

Q: My wife was pull over in Venice Illinois, with a suspended license and improper registration. She was bonded out for

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
David J. Winer's answer
I highly suggest that you contact a traffic lawyer specifically in your area. I work only in Lake and Cook County only and am not familiar with your area. A local lawyer will be much more help

Q: How long will my license be suspended? How can I avoid jail time and public record ?

4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
James G. Dimeas' answer
Driving 26 to 34 over the speed limit is a Class B Misdemeanor in Illinois which carries a possible jail sentence of up to 6 months. Since it's an actual crime that carries a possible jail sentence, you will have a lawyer. If you can't afford one a Public Defender will be appointed for you.

Q: Speeding 26-34 mph above is a criminal offenses need to know what is gonna happen in court. Will I have to pay court fee

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. The $1,500 is an I-bond, no need to worry about that amount specifically unless you fail to show up in court - your case may last a couple of court dates - typically two (first for your attorney to work out an agreement with the State and the second to show proof that you complied with the terms of that agreement).

You are technically facing a maximum $1,500 fine and up to 6 months in jail on the offense. Additionally, if...

Q: The indiv bond says 1500$ on it. Do I have to pay it. What happens when I go t court.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Jeremy Wang's answer
The $1500 is the I-bond amount on the ticket. You do not have to pay it so long as you show up to every Court date. Speeding 26-34 mph above the speed limit is a criminal offense in Illinois. You will need an attorney.

Q: Willl my license get suspended? Will it go on a criminal record ? What is a individual bond.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
That’s just the bond. You are in danger of losing your license. This charge is a crime not a ticket. Find a lawyer

Q: I forgot to affix my license plate sticker and got a ticket. If I provide proof can I contest the ticket?

4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Cheryl Powell's answer
Show proof of when it was paid and that u have it now, pic of it on your car. Might be dismissed.

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