Illinois Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: Can a speeding ticket with these errors be dismissed?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 18, 2019
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
Yes but the problem is the prosecutor can correct the errors unless jeopardy has attached.

Q: Will the judge understand that I didn't know I needed sr-22 for 3rd year? Please help, I never even received a letter.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Appeals / Appellate Law and Communications Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Jeremy Wang's answer
Illinois law requires you to notify the Secretary of State every time you change your address so they can send you notices. Failure to do so can lead to getting another ticket.

Q: Can I get court supervision for a speeding traffic ticket without attending the driving course?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Jeremy Wang's answer
Possible. You may have to ask the attorney you hire to go to Court for you.

Q: I received a 3 tickets for speeding ( 15-20 over statutory limit ), operating uninsured motor vehicle , expired plates

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
I think you are more likely to receive late compliance supervision on the no insurance ticket. That's better than a conviction which would result in a license suspension. However there will be a fine and a requirement to carry SR 22. See if you can get supervision on any tickets they won't drop but remember, you can only get supervision twice in a year. You have a fair number of moving parts. Might be worth paying a lawyer.

Q: Received a ticket for electronic device because I was given a ticket for improper right turn (per witness) not officer

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
You can always contest a ticket, but that does not mean you will be successful. If you plan on fighting the ticket, that means you plan on going to trial and you should hire an attorney to assist you if you really want to go to trial.

Q: I received a ticket for electronic device. I was not using it. The office asked me if it was in my hand. Not witnessed

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 12, 2019
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
He probably will show. If not expect a dismissal. Hard to say from your description but it’s worth contesting.

Q: I received a ticket for improper right turn. No officer was present another party called the police.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 12, 2019
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
First off, notify your insurance agent ASAP in case there is a claim. Second, plead not guilty and find a lawyer.

Q: Can i get a ticket off my record that was listed wrong?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Jeremy Wang's answer
It appears you missed Court. The judge entered a judgment against you not being present in Court. There may have been clerical error by way of information on the ticket or how it was entered into the Court Clerks system. You went back to Court to try to clear the ticket. However, It is not clear what the judge exactly did by way how you described it. Contact the Court Clerks office - you may have to ask them to explain what the judge did with your case. Good Luck.

Q: Have $2,600 ticket for driving without insurance and then missing court, is there a way to get fine price decreased?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Jeremy Wang's answer
Yes. Hiring an attorney will absolutely help to lower your fines and fees. The sooner the better.

Q: Can they stack expired sticker tickets before the 1st one is even paid?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Jeremy Wang's answer
Yes - law enforcement can stack the tickets until you are valid to drive.

Q: What would be the best way & proper way for a minor to ask for court supervision on a misdemeanor speeding ticket?

4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
First off, you must have a parent or guardian present so they should be asking these questions

Q: Can you receive 2 tickets for the same thing even though you didn't receive the first ticket copy? Should I fight it?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
The ticket is valid. It can be served in person by mail or left on the windshield. You should bring proof to court that you have a valid registration and paid a ticket once. These are not legal defenses but may result in a better outcome

Q: My son is 14y/o . Took my car without permission. Got tickets Driving without license, curfew and illegal turn. What ca

4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
If he is convicted he won’t be able to get a license until he is 18

Q: Will I need the money for a traffic ticket (speeding) when I go to court, or can I pay it afterwards?

5 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
Jeremy Wang's answer
If you show up to Court and the Court finds you guilty - the Court will give you a certain amount of time to pay your fines and fees. If you can not pay off what you owe - just come back on your return and ask the Court for more time to pay.

Q: For a required court appearance, if the officer does not show up can the case be dismissed?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
Brandon K. Davis' answer
Sometimes. It depends on a few factors including the courthouse, judge and prosecutor. Also, the type of offense (petty vs. misdemeanor). Certain prosecutors in certain courthouses will routinely agree to dismiss petty offenses if the officer is not present. But that is not true everywhere.

Q: What are the chances a 17 year old would receive a suspended license for his first citation (of 27 over)? in IL

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
Brandon K. Davis' answer
For those under the age of 21, two convictions for moving violations within 24 months will result in a license suspension. So, while a license suspension is not a concern for a 1st offense, speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor (criminal offense). Technically, you are facing up to 6 months in jail and a $1,500 fine, but this is the MAXIMUM penalty and extremely unlikely. The goal is to avoid a criminal conviction, keep your record clean and reduce the penalties, which can...

Q: Under what situations could a traffic ticket potentially get dismissed?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Jeremy Wang's answer
There are way too many ways to potentially get a traffic ticket dismissed. You maybe better served calling a local traffic attorney and explaining your unique situation in private.

Q: My court date for a suspended license is on December 14. 1500 fee. Do I have to pay this fee before December 14?

4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 3, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
That isn’t the fee. It’s the bond amount if you don’t appear.

Fines are assessed by a judge who will give you time to pay if you need.

Q: I just received a ticket that said I was going 90 in a 65. I know I was going 75. I don't plan to dispute that I was

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 26, 2018
Juan Ooink's answer
You can fight it but you will need an attorney to assist you with this matter because you are going to have to go to trial if you wish to fight it. An attorney may be able to get the prosecutor to agree to reduce the speed. The sooner you hire an attorney the better.

Q: I went to court plead guilty for a ticket have to pay 306 can I request a continuance if I do not have the money to pay?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 18, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
Yes either continue it or put you on a payment plan

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