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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Liscense expired forgot to renew got pulled over 12days later im on first offenders probation have insurance and liscens
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 21, 2019

Renew your license prior to court. There is a good chance they will dismiss the charge if you bring in a valid license.

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Q: I am 16 and received a ticket for going 51 in a 30, what will they ask me in court? i’m so nervous

i will be pleading guilty with request for order of supervision

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 19, 2019

You will have to bring a parent with you to court. If this is your first ticket, you should receive Court Supervision, a fine and have to complete Traffic Safety School. Failure to appear in court with a parent will result in you having to come back to court with a parent, so do not try and hide... Read more »

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Q: My 18 year old got 1st moving violation. He will pay fine and plead guilty. Will this stay on record & for how long?

He did not come to a full and complete stop at a stop sign. He does NOT have to appear in court but he does not want to have this on his record. By pleading guilty and paying the fine through the mail, does it stay on his record? For how long? Is he on probation? THANKS for your help!

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Nov 18, 2019

Request supervision. It does go on one record but insurance does not see it because it is not a conviction. Because of his age you will have to go with him.

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Q: Speeding ticket for 77 in a 45 and must appear in court. No violations in last 10 yrs. Is court supervision possible?

Seeking advice as to how to plead and whether I can request supervision given my previous record.

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Nov 16, 2019

This is what is called aggravated speeding. In your case it is a class B misdemeanor, or in other words, a criminal offense. If you have not had supervision or been convicted of an aggravated speeder in the past, you can request supervision but you will be pleading guilty to a crime. Consider... Read more »

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Q: Can I get court supervision twice in one year?

I got a ticket for Scott’s law in June and was put on court supervision. I recently got another ticket for speeding and the officer said I don’t have to go to court and I could just pay the fine and request court supervision. I’m not sure if he could see I was already on court supervision for... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 13, 2019

Technically, you can receive court supervision twice within 12 months. However, a second order of supervision will typically require that you appear in court. You may want to contact the Clerk's Office at the courthouse where the ticket is assigned to try to verify your eligibility. Technically, a... Read more »

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Q: I am on court supervision for driving on a suspended license. I got a ticket for expired plates. Will I lose my license?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 12, 2019

Show up to court with proper plate registration and the ticket should be dismissed.

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Q: I was arrested for a minor drug offense officer never issued tickets after 2 separate court appearances got to txts a w

Week later by the. Jail when I posted bond and refused a plea any thoughts

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 12, 2019

Yes, hire a criminal defense attorney to assist you with this pending matter right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Well I’m a truck driver. And I came to a complete stop. Another driver hit me on the right side

Because she was speeding. But the police didn’t hear my side of the story and gave both of us a ticket. I don’t think it was fair if she hit me . Her vehicle is damaged in the front.

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 31, 2019

I imagine she told a different story. Cop is not the ultimate decision-maker and he did not witness the crash. You need to plead not guilty and show up in court.

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Q: I have court tomorrow and I'm on conditional discharge till July 2020but have not been able to pay on fines due to loss

Due to loss if job n just starting a new job have not been able to pay on them will I be tooken into custody fines are 600 will be able to start paying this week but do not want to go to jail

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 29, 2019

Be prepared to explain your financial hardship to the judge. If possible, make some sort of payment tomorrow to show good faith.

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Q: If you plead guilty to a traffic ticket, can you motion for dismissal? Not filed within 48hrs?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 29, 2019

What? You would have to first file a motion to vacate your plea and it must be done within 30 days. Motions to dismiss are usually not granted. You really should hire an attorney to assist you with this matter.

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Q: I recieved a letter in mail stating I owe 800 for red light camera tickets, from 2015,16. I just got the notice 10/24/19

I want to view on-line she said they can send a photo copy thats it. I need to see if I violated the law. Im not gonna just give 800. I need to see the video. She said I have 45 days till suspension. I want to fight this

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 24, 2019

That ship sailed a long time ago.

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Q: Is a copy of the cancelled check and a photo acceptable proof in court that my IL license plate sticker is up to date?

I don’t have the sheet the sticker was on when purchased, which would serve as proof.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 24, 2019

The photo of the plate and new sticker would be sufficient for most prosecutors.

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Q: I was driving my car and it didn’t have insurance at the time I had house fire and needed to move it off the street.

As I was driving to drop the car off A man hit the back off my car as I sat at the red light waiting the office gave me A ticket for no insurance I have insurance now on the car but I have court an dont no what to do or plea im trying to prevent suspension off my license. Its my first offense I... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 22, 2019

Bring proof to court. They will offer supervision. You will pay a fine and carry SR22 for three years but won’t be suspended.

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Q: pulled over saying I was going 15 over the speed limit from a officer who was that didnt dock me and not in mydirection

Before I was pulled over a bright blue car, they pulled a bright red car over and then 2 mins after me they pulled another bright red car over. Can i fight this?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 16, 2019

All tickets are able to be fought but that does not mean you will win. To better your odds, you need to hire an attorney to assist you. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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Q: my Ex boyfriend recently got a speeding ticket that he has to go to court for. But my address is on the record.

He’s been moved out for a year and refuses to change his address. Is there anything I can do about it???

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 15, 2019

As long as the ticket is under his name and license number it should not cause you any problems. There is no way to amend the ticket without appearing in court on the court date, but, again, that should not be necessary.

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Q: Should I get a lawyer for speeding in school zone?

Im 19 clean driving record and got pulled over in a school zone, 38 in a 20 what should I expect with or without a lawyer. I had a discussion with the officer on the side of the road that there was cars near me and he said that didn't matter. I was unaware I was still in the school zone and the... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 11, 2019

Without a lawyer: you plead guilty pay a fine and get a conviction. Or you go to trial don’t know what you are doing and probably lose.

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Q: Ticket for no insurance?

My sister was driving my car and it didn’t have insurance at the time. She got hit by a car and got a ticket for not having insurance. She has court in a few days and I still haven’t been able to put her under my insurance policy but the car has insurance now. My question is, is having the... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 10, 2019

Give her the proof of insurance that you have now. It will be considered late compliance and make her eligible for Court Supervision.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket for 88 in a 70 zone. payment due Oct. 21st. wont have money until Nov. 1st.extension possible?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 10, 2019

No, unless you appear in court. If you appear in court, the fine will be increased due to mandatory assessments.

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Q: I’m 20 I just got my first ticket for doing a 55 in a 30. I have to go to court. I’m scared and I don’t know what to do

What should I be looking forward too?

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 9, 2019

Ask for court supervision. At 25 over it's just a traffic ticket.

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Q: Is it likely the judge would lessen the penalty or points if I appear without a lawyer?

I'm a 17 yr old MO resident and got an IL ticket for 54 in a 35 construction zone from Alexander Co

I have 2 pts in MO for speeding already. I need my license for work and school and can't afford a lawyer or suspension. Should I just pay or is there a chance going before the judge would... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 7, 2019

Due to your age and the type of ticket you received, I believe your ticket should have or has been marked as "Court Appearance Required", which means you do not have a choice in the matter, you have to appear in court on the scheduled court date. Hiring an attorney will help you prevent issues with... Read more »

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