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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Will I get something in the mail if I have a court date for trespassing but didn’t sign anything?

My friend was holding a smoke bomb in a parking garage and I took a picture of him, we both have court dates. I’m only 18 and I wanted to know if there’s any way I could make it so it’s not on my record. Also will anything come in the mail regarding the court date

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Jul 1, 2020

It is possible. The fact you did not sign anything neither makes it more nor less likely that you will be charged.

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Q: Why am I now receiving a ticket that apparently I violated 6 months ago? No picture on the ticket either.

I just received a ticket in the mail for a red light violation. This apparently happened in January, there is no picture of my violation. It’s now the end of June and I’m just getting the ticket. Am I able to fight it?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jun 30, 2020

This does happen. Look at the ticket closely. Sometimes it directs you to a website in order to see the picture of your vehicle and the violation.

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Q: Can a speeding ticket be dismissed if court date has been changed for a long period of time?

I received a speeding ticket back in April when this pandemic situation was going on, officer said he clocked me at 49 on a 25, I tried explaining the officer I was on an emergency reason to me speeding and I wasn’t unaware how fast I was going, also officer did not pull me over until I already... Read more »

David J. Winer
David J. Winer answered on Jun 28, 2020

If you cannot afford a lawyer then call the Clerk of the Court where the ticket is assigned and ask them how to set your case for a traal. With the COVID closures every courthouse has different rules. Once it is set for a trial you have to plead and explain your case to the judge.

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Q: Got ticket 103 mph speeding in Illinois. Posted limit was 70. How to solve it ? I am from California and Licence too.

Please give me best idea. I am not sure that I drove 103 mph it might be 83 or 93 mph but coups issued ticket of 103.I didn’t want argue with coups that time, whatever he said I did and sign the ticket. I also paid 250$ cash at the same time. What is best further step please advice me.

Thank you.

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Jun 27, 2020

This is a class A misdemeanor. You will need an attorney to represent you in this case. The court can sentence you up to 364 days in jail and/or $2,500 fine. Please feel free to reach out to me if you wish to discuss further.

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Q: I was pulled over for going 93 in a 70 in Wisconsin, but live in Illinois. How will points work?

I have a clean record as this is my first offense. Is there a way to either reduce points or get the violation removed through supervision and/or traffic school? I’m 21.

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Jun 27, 2020

I do not know if Wisconsin has supervision. They may reduce it to a nonmoving violation or if it’s reported to Illinois one conviction is not going to affect your driving privileges

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Q: I am 22 and just received my first speeding Ticket. I already paid it online. Can I still get court supervision?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jun 25, 2020

A motion would need to be filed with the clerk of court to reopen the case. It is still very possible to obtain court supervision. An attorney may be able to handle this process on your behalf without the need for you to to appear in court.

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Q: I'm 18 I received a ticket for speeding, no seatbelt and improper lane usage in different state. What's going to happen

I was given the speeding ticket in one state going 20 over, then in a different state was given a ticket for no seatbelt and improper lane usage on the same day. I dont live in either state. Am I going to lose my license

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jun 22, 2020

Yes, if they turn in to convictions and are reported back to Illinois your license will be suspended. You need to hire an attorney in each of those states to address these tickets right away. Make sure to tell those attorneys that you are at risk of losing your license if these appear on your... Read more »

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Q: Pulling a trailer home through Illinois after purchase from private seller without plate.

I intend to purchase a trailer from a private seller in Florida who is able to meet me almost halfway. This means I will need to pull a small (630 lb, 11 foot total length) trailer through Illinois without a plate.

Wisconsin does not require plates on this trailer, but IL does. Will I have... Read more »

David J. Winer
David J. Winer answered on Jun 21, 2020

I suggest that you call the DMV- Secretary of State and ask them. Every state has different requirements of what is allowed to be hauled.

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Q: I live in Illinois and I got a speeding ticket. Do I have to go to court in person to request court supervision?

I want to request court supervision, but going into court is a problem right now because of the Covid-19 pandemic. I live with several at-risk family members. Can I request court supervision by mail?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jun 21, 2020

That depends on the type of speeding ticket and the courthouse where it is assigned. If your ticket is not marked as “must appear” or required court appearance, you should have been given instructions along with your ticket. The instructions may be an envelope or on the back of your ticket. If... Read more »

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Q: Im 19 and first offense, I got a ticket for going 91 in a 50. What does, “Method of release: promise to comply.”, mean?

Also, is there any way to go about this without insurance finding out, and/or without it staying on my record? Finally, what would this be classified as? Again, first offense but I am young so they may slam me... thank you.

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Jun 15, 2020

That’s bond. Your promise to appear in court.

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Q: I was told that I would receive citation for speeding in the mail in 2-4 weeks, I have not seen it. What should I do?

I receive a ticket in Mo. The officer told me that I should be getting the citation is 2-4 weeks. I looked up my name in the case.net. I could not find my name in the system. I guess I wanted to take care of the ticket, before I get a warrant out in my name.

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Jun 5, 2020

Just keep checking every week. You should get something in the mail if they have your correct address giving you a information about your case, if there is one. This covid issue has everyone disorganized. It may be months or never before a ticket is filed. It is just a waiting game.

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Q: Fleeing and eluding when the cop only turned his siren on first and I didn't know he was a cop because it was dark?

Illinois. He followed me dangerously close for about 3 minutes claiming his siren was on the whole time but my music was up. It was dark. I pulled over as soon as he turned his lights on. I thought someone was trying to run me off the road so I was scared and going fast. Quit looking at my... Read more »

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Jun 4, 2020

These citations are misdemeanors. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. There is a potential for serious consequences in this situation.

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Hi everyone. I have a question of this. I had a ticket from Mclean County..

Hi everyone. I have a question of this. I had a ticket from McLean County in last November 27th. I paid the ticket already and done with the Traffic School already. My ticket are No Court Appearance Required also. So last 3 months ago I was checked my case on online that say I have Court... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on May 16, 2020

It seems they did not get notice that you completed your Traffic Safety School. Most Counties, are terminating Court Supervision satisfactorily, if all conditions of the sentence have been met and they have proof in the court file. If there is now proof, they are extending the termination dates due... Read more »

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Q: I got my first speeding ticket on the expressway in Tazewell county, going 26 over the limit can it be dismissed ?
Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on May 12, 2020

You don't indicate on what basis it would be dismissed. You don't get one free pass on a first ticket. You should request court supervision.

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Q: I got ticket for doing 20 over. Supervision with traffic school for $229 is an option. Could a lawyer do better?

Last night I got a ticket from Batavia police. My record is decent with no other moving violations for well over a year. Previously I used a lawyer for my daughters violations and it proved useful. But in this case I'm not sure a lawyer could do any better than the supervision option. So... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on May 12, 2020

This is your call. If you mail in the ticket and request Court Supervision, you might not get it. If you do get it, you will have to complete Traffic Safety School. If you do not get it, you will be given a conviction and in order to remove the conviction, you will have to motion the case up, pay a... Read more »

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Q: If misdemeanor traffic speeding 27< miles is reduce to regular speeding does it great criminal record .

I have to violate aggravated speed and have been reduced. I submitted an asylum case. Does this violation lead to the rejection of my case in court? Is it necessary to appoint a lawyer? I am very sad and worried, or do not need to appoint a lawyer because any offense will lead to rejection of the... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on May 9, 2020

No.

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Q: I have traffic court date on 07/23/2020, this is the third time the date has moved due to covid 19, I'll be out of state

I have a dupage county traffic court date which is moved to 07/23/2020. I have to move out of state this month. I was hoping to attend in person for requesting second supervision as I got the second ticket while I was on 1st court supervision. I got the second ticket for using cell phone while... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on May 9, 2020

A local attorney could appear on your behalf. Find a DuPage county traffic lawyer to assist you.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Is signing a I bond the same as booking Is there a difference in terms of record

What is the difference between signing a of bond speed ticket,and going to prison, taking fingerprints, and photographing? Are the two considered the same?

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on May 5, 2020

Completely different.

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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: When reducing an aggaravated speed violation to petty offense with supervision 4 month, is there a criminal record .....

When reducing an aggaravated speed violation to petty offense with supervision 4 month, is there a criminal record and does this violation affect the immigration status, knowing that I am waiting for an application for permanent residence

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on May 1, 2020

Typically, a reduction to a petty speeding offense does not result in a criminal disposition. However, consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.

As for the consequences on your immigration status, you should consult with an attorney concentrating immigration.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Should I take traffic school or request supervision on my third moving violation ticket?

I have now received my 3rd speeding ticket within 1 year. Should I plead guilty and apply for traffic school or try to request a court supervision? Will traffic school dismiss the third ticket?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on May 1, 2020

A third conviction within 12 months will suspend your driver’s license. If you are eligible and have the option to take traffic school without appearing in court, that is a form of court supervision, which will not count as a conviction. As a result, it will prevent your license from being... Read more »

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