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Q: What is going to happen? Am I going to get my license taken away from me? How do I prevent that?

Im 19. I was in a car accident and got a ticket for failure to reduce speed. Im on supervision and I got another ticket for speeding. I have to appear in court in 2 weeks. I do not know what will happen. I have also gotten a couple of warnings as well.

Juan Ooink answered on Jun 7, 2019

You are allowed two court supervisions in a twelve month period but there is no guarantee that you will receive court supervision a second time. Your current supervision could be revoked and if you receive a conviction on the new ticket along with your supervision being revoked, your license will... Read more »

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Q: Best approach to police officer writing down wrong information on citation?

I posted a question about what to expect from speeding in a school zone yesterday, and today we realized the cop wrote down the wrong information on the citation. He had my license with him but he pulled up my fathers record and wrote his information down instead (we have the same name). Wrote down... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on Jun 5, 2019

Your best approach is to hire an attorney to assist you with this matter. That attorney will likely request a trial date and attack the credibility of the officer during trial. The sooner you hire an attorney the better.

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Q: No fee on citation but court date for speeding in school zone, what to expect?

I got pulled over for going 44 in a school zone, before this I’ve only gotten pulled over with a warning for a broken tail light. I’m 18 by the way. The citation given has a court date on it but no fine. What should I expect on that date, as far as possible consequences. What are the typical... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Jun 4, 2019

You will pay money for fines and costs. This is not an automatic suspension item but you cannot receive supervision unless the stat would agree to amend the charge to simple speeding. If you are convicted the Sec of State will mail you are warning letter than you must go conviction free for the... Read more »

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Q: Okay, I have a court date on June 26. But i’m flying out on June 8 and not coming back until July 28! Can I postpone it?

Brandon K. Davis answered on May 29, 2019

Depending on a couple of factors, there are different options. More information is needed - courthouse/county and the type of offense. You can file a motion at the courthouse to bring the case into court early and request to reset the initial court date. You may also be able to hire an attorney to... Read more »

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Q: I am 16 years old and I was speeding 25 over. can I do supervision or will my license get suspended? what will happen?

Theodore J. Harvatin answered on May 29, 2019

You can request it. A parent or guardian must be present in court and you must take a safe driving course, all provided the judge gives it to you.

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Q: I was denied court supervision for a texting while driving ticket because I received court supervision for a first

Ticket in september 2018. I received a letter telling me supervision has been denied on this second ticket and a conviction has been entered. I am over 21.

What does this mean? Do I have to pay more? Go to jail? Show up in court? Lose my license?

Theodore J. Harvatin answered on May 28, 2019

Your question is hard to follow. Did they revoke supervision on the first ticket because of a new one? Or did they deny supervision on a second ticket because you already had it once?

Another fact to know: under 21?

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Q: If I got a speeding ticket and immediately came home and I paid it and realized I want court supervision, can I still?

I was in Illinois and I’m 19 and have no records of a speeding ticket before. I got one for going over 20 mph but not exceeding 25 mph. I was so nervous and didn’t want to forget paying my ticket so as soon as I got home I immediately paid it. But as I was reading I realized I didn’t click on... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis answered on May 26, 2019

Contact the Clerk’s Office at the courthouse where the ticket is assigned to see if a conviction was already entered. At this point, I would assume that a motion to vacate would need to be filed at the courthouse if you want to keep the offense off of your record. The case can be brought before... Read more »

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Q: How Can I get a 2017 ticket amended from above 15- 25 mph to below 14?

I recieced two of the same types of tickets and just pleaded guilty and paid the court costs, I travel for work now and didnt realize the ticket from 2017 would effect my job. One county changed the mileage without a second question from back in 2016, the second county said it wasnt possible to... Read more »

Jeremy Wang answered on May 17, 2019

Talk to a local traffic attorney near the county where you got denied.

If all else fails, I suggest finding another job. Good Luck!

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Q: Im currently under C. S. for a speeding ticket and just received a ticket for no proof of insurance. Will this effect it

i have insurance but it wasn’t with me in the car.

Brandon K. Davis answered on May 12, 2019

Bring the proof of insurance to court covering the day that the ticket was issued. It will be dismissed. It will not effect your court supervision.

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Q: I got a ticket over 3 years ago. Will it drop off and can I get my licence back

Juan Ooink answered on May 9, 2019

Tickets do not just drop off if you do not deal with them. You need to have an experienced traffic attorney review your driving record to tell you what you need to do in order to get your license back. The sooner you do this the better.

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Q: I’m 16 and have a clean driving record. I was cited in Illinois for doing 26mph above posted speed.

I was given a court date. Online it says this is punishable by 1500 fine and class b misdemeanor. How likely is it I would get that full punishment?

Brandon K. Davis answered on May 5, 2019

The maximum penalty is very unlikely. However, it is still a criminal offense (Class B misdemeanor). The goal is to avoid a criminal conviction and minimize the other potential additional consequences. Community service, traffic school and fines are all more likely than jail time. A lot depends on... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on

Q: Where my fourth amendment Right Violated?

I get pulled over for no front plate officer approaches window do you have you drivers licence and insurance. My answer no I don't I left it at home and insurance is on my phone but I have my ID. Officer aggressive starts looking through the drivers side with his flash light. Then proceeds to ask... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on Apr 25, 2019

Have you been charged with a crime? If so, you need to hire an attorney to assist you right away. The sooner you hire an attorney the better. If you have not been charged with a crime, there is not much you can do at this point.

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Q: im under court supervision for 9 months, i recently got a speeding ticket for going over 20, can they suspend or revoke?

Juan Ooink answered on Apr 23, 2019

You are allowed two court supervisions in a twelve month period. If you are under 21 and you receive two moving violation convictions within a 24 month period, your license will be suspended. If you are 21 or older and you receive three moving violation convictions in a 12 month period, your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on

Q: I got crash with another car and i only have permit and my ticket is improper lane usage and i lied at first that my mom

was driving but in the end I confess that i was the one and he ask me why i lied and i told him that i’m so nervous which is true that i startled. what’s going to happen to me in the court? I’m only 16?

Juan Ooink answered on Apr 21, 2019

Worst case, you will likely get Court Supervision and fine and have to complete Traffic Safety School. Best case, the ticket is dismissed if the other driver does not show up to court. If you are really concerned, you can hire an attorney to assist you with this matter.

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Q: I’m only 16 y/o and I only have my permit and i got crash with another car and my ticket is improper lane usage

what’s going to happen to my permit and If i said to the court that i’m guilty? what will happen?

Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Apr 21, 2019

Your GDL restrictions will be extended. Go to court and ask for supervision. In order to do that you have to have a parent or guardian present and you will have to take a safe driving course. If the other driver does not show up in court asked that the ticket be dismissed. You might want to have... Read more »

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Q: So I got a no proof of insurance ticket today, the ticket has a fine of 140. Is that the true?

It happened in Macon County, IL. I was speeding and got a ticket for that also.

Brandon K. Davis answered on Apr 16, 2019

The insurance ticket should require a court appearance. Fines and costs would be assessed by the judge. Bring proof of insurance covering the time of the ticket. If you didn’t have it, bring after-acquired insurance to minimize fines and request court supervision. A conviction would cause a... Read more »

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Q: 2 tickets in a month in different counties. Help

I got 2 speeding tickets in a matter of a month, unfortunately. 2 of them are in different counties. I have already called one of the tickets circuit clerk and have a court date next month. Am I allowed to ask for court supervision for each other counties?

Brandon K. Davis answered on Apr 10, 2019

Technically, you can receive court supervision twice within a 12 month period. The judge has discretion. While it is not guaranteed, an attorney can help you achieve the best possible outcome.

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Q: Hello Im holding an IL CDL drivers license. 3 days ago got a ticket in OH. Offence-Stopping or Parking -Trumpice.

Remarks- Non emergency stop in a construction zone. If I pay the ticket how it going to effect my CDL license.Thanks

Juan Ooink answered on Apr 4, 2019

It depends on if OH treats this type of ticket as a moving or non-moving violation. If it is considered a non-moving violation, which would be the case in Illinois, there is no issue and it will not cause you any issue with your CDL. If it is considered a moving violation, you will want to hire an... Read more »

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Q: I got a traffics ticket for failure to yield/avoid an accident. The cop put an X in the box indicating No Court

Appearance required. The ticket was issued due to an accident. No one was injured or taken to hospital the cop gave me the yellow forms for Driving School to keep the ticket off my record. Now the Circuit Clerks office is staring the cop incorrectly filled out my ticket and I’m required to appear... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Apr 1, 2019

The cop was mistaken. The clerk is correct. This will probably benefit you because when you show up in court and the other side does not show up, and they rarely do, the case will be dismissed with no fine no traffic school

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Q: 17 year old got traffic ticket for using cell phone. Since not a moving violation will it be on record if pay the fine?

Trying to decide if court supervision and a traffic safety class is necessary

Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 27, 2019

The offense will still be reported to the Secretary of State even though a first offense is not a moving violation under current law (changing soon). Could effect insurance, etc. I would suggest requesting court supervision.

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