I was at a light when someone honked and accelerated quickly as I did and tried to cut around me quickly getting very close to my car without using a turn signal, I didn't allow them to pass until we were both well over the legal limit and although I should not have we both drove recklessly as... Read more »
The important thing here is that you recognize that your behavior was ill-considered and could well have ended in your arrest/and or loss of your driving privileges. Let it be a lesson learned. Wherever you are, stay there for the evening. No officer is going to issue a ticket for behavior that he...Read more »
I got pulled over around the 24th and my insurance expired like around a week before. Since it was my dads car I didn't know at the moment. My dad then updated the insurance soon after so there was a brief window that I didn't have proof of insurance. When I went to the court date I... Read more »
You need to go back to court and show them the current insurance card and inform them that you did not have insurance on the date and time you were ticketed. If this is your first No Insurance ticket, you should get Court Supervision and a fine. If you are still confused, you should hire an...Read more »
They are all petty offenses, 95 in a 70, failure to signal, and improper lane change. First offense with no prior tickets or stops. Officer pulled up behind me as I was in a sports car and didn’t radar me, but said “you seemed to be moving fast”. Also, the tickets all say “Required Court... Read more »
It is likely a required court appearance based on your age as well as the number of tickets you received. It only takes 2 moving violation convictions within 2 years when you are under the age of 21 to cause a license suspension, so it is important that these are kept off of your public record....Read more »
Hi, got a speeding ticket for going 60 in a 30. This is my first time ever getting in trouble with the law, I have no pervious background, I was also test driving a car when I got pulled over, I'm under 21. What is the most likely outcome for my case? Nervous about it!
As you probably know by now, Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Technically, you face a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail and a $1,500 fine plus court assessments. However, the goal is to prevent a criminal conviction and minimize or eliminate these penalties. Consequences...Read more »
Technically, he is facing a license suspension. Two convictions within 24 months results in a suspension for those under the age of 21. However, it is very likely this can be avoided as long as it is handled properly in court. He may need to complete another traffic safety course. It would be...Read more »
I was more than 1/2 through the intersection on my motorized bike. I was thrown 15 plus feet by a suburban. My ankle was shattered and my bike was ruined. As well as stolen. Loss of ability to work. Inability to put any weight on my leg for 12 weeks. The intersection itself was completely unmarked... Read more »
You need to hire a traffic lawyer in the counties that your tickets are in. If the counties are the same or close together, perhaps you can use one lawyer to do both of them. Usually a lawyer can handle this without a lot of problems, but it is unlikely that a person representing himself or...Read more »
Did you receive a ticket? If not, you have nothing to worry about at this time. It is not clear from your statement what the intersection looked like, so it is not possible to answer if you should have stopped or not.
I've never gotten a ticket before and I'm not sure how it works. It seems that there aren't clear answers, either. I was caught by radar allegedly going 92MPH in a 55 zone, though I NEVER saw the speedometer read that high. The ticket says I don't have to appear in court despite... Read more »
92 in a 55 is 37 over the posted speed limit which is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and up to $2,500.00 in fines not including mandatory assessments. This is a must appear in court ticket since it is a criminal offense and not a normal speeding ticket. If you receive a...Read more »
So 3 months ago I got pulled over because i didn't have a license plate on the beater i had just bought. I Had no insurance on it as well. The state trooper said if i get insurance on it by end of day and get in contact with the former owner of the vehicle before the court date the judge will... Read more »
No, you would have to show proof of insurance that was valid when you got ticketed. You have what is called late compliance and tickets do not get dismissed for late compliance, it just makes you eligible for Court Supervision. The Police Officer has no clue what they are talking about. You need to...Read more »
My mom apparently coincidentally has a court date the same as mine. She has hers first. Hers is more serious than mine where mine is just a ticket so she needs to be there. If I came to the room by myself, but show proof she was there before or after so my mom can attend hers would that still apply... Read more »
The difficulty you can run into is that not all states have supervision or a similar deferral. If not maybe it can be reduced to a non moving violation. Most states are required by the Compact to report to other states. not all of them do.
I am currently 17 right now and turn 18 around 20 days after the court date. This is for a ticket where I drove past curfew and I got a similar ticket in the past for driving on a permit. That one was dismissed, but a parent was also there with me. I live in Illinois.
Because you were under the age of 18 at the time of the ticket, you are required to have a parent or legal guardian present. If you are unable, provide an explanation to the Judge, who will likely give you a continuance.
She went in today and the judge spoke to her very briefly, giving her a new court date next month and telling her to come back with an attorney. He did say that she could be punished with jail time. She has had her license for almost 20 years now, with a speeding ticket (7mph over) 12 years ago.... Read more »
Aggravated speeding 26-34 over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. As a result, the maximum penalties include up to 6 months in jail and a fine up to $1500. However, especially with a good driving record, there is a high likelihood of avoiding jail time. An attorney can help minimize the...Read more »
I got a ticket last July 26,2019 and I just got another ticket July 22 2020. I’m 20 years old in the state of Illinois. My 2019 ticket, I too the safety school and finished court supervision. Will I get my license suspended?
If you contact the Clerk's Office at the courthouse they should be able to explain why you received that letter and confirm that you must appear. There are a variety of reasons why a court appearance may be required such as your age or the nature of the offense. Of course, an attorney can...Read more »
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