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Q: Is my son, who lives in Illinois and paid his Minnesota speeding ticket, able to change it to supervison?

He now has a suspended license due to 2 tix before 21 yrs. But needs a license to drive to his college classes. He currently attends college in Texas.

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answered on Jan 16, 2023

That is a question that would be best posed to a MN lawyer.

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Q: in a car accident and received 2 ticket for uninsured vehicle and expired registration can the tickets be thrown out?
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answered on Jan 11, 2023

If should purchase insurance and bring proof to court. They would provide you court supervision and fine you but you would avoid a no insurance conviction, which would cause a suspension of your license.

Note: you will have to purchase SR 22 coverage, in addition to your regular insurance....
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Q: I had a blown tire. My vehicle was off the road and shut off for 20 minutes or more while I was trying to contact someo

I saw an officer turn around across the street from me. As he was pulling across I stepped our of my car to let him know I had a blown tire and didn't have a breaker bar and trying to call. told me I could get back in my car as it was raining out. Well after running my plates I guess they... Read more »

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answered on Jan 11, 2023

In Illinois, you can be either actually operating a motor vehicle or “in actual physical control“. In your case, that essentially means, how else did you and your car get there if you did not drive them there.

And what happened on your no insurance ticket is you probably Failed to have...
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Q: I am from illinois but got a 10 over speeding ticket in Michigan. How can I get it off my insurance record

I am willing to do court supervision or a class. I just don’t want my home state finding out

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answered on Nov 22, 2022

You would have to pose that question to a Michigan lawyer. They may have something similar to supervision, or perhaps reduced to a non moving violation.

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Q: Will the other party be notified of court date of my son pleading not guilty to accident ticket?

My son was just in accident, was turning left on a yellow and other female student driving in opposite direction sped up and they crashed, therefore he got ticket. My insc agent said for him to plead not guilty and as long the accident claim in processed before the continued court date she should... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
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answered on Nov 16, 2022

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you haven't already done so, you should consider reaching out to a traffic ticket defense attorney in the Chicago area. I don't think the accident loss claim is going to be processed before the... Read more »

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Q: Can I have a driving revoked ticket dismissed due to errors?

My 2003 GOLD Chevrolet trailblazer was towed, I spent the night in jail. Officer A wrote me tickets for driving revoked, no insurance and expired registration plates from a vehicle I just bought. I was released on recog as they said they didnt have any paperwork on me. On my tickets he states its a... Read more »

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answered on Nov 11, 2022

No, those are not defenses to these charges. In addition, the tickets can be amended before trial to cure any defects.

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Q: I’m on a ticket payment pan but I’m a day late will I be kicked off

Can I still pay

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answered on Oct 30, 2022

Contact the Clerk's Office to determine your options, that is the only way to know for sure.

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Q: Will I be able to receive or ask for another court supervision?

I had my first ticket in June of 2021, it was nothing but 164$ and I payed that. Got another one I March of 2022 was placed under supervision for 6 months. I did the 6 months and payed the court fee. So should that ticket be off my record? Anywho, got 2 more on Friday, October 7th, 2022 and I have... Read more »

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answered on Oct 9, 2022

They will know about the supervision.

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Q: Can I apply for court supervision a second time even though it hasn’t been 12 months since my last court supervision?

So I currently got into a car accident in where it was my fault. No one got hurt. But I got a ticket for reduce to speed/accident. I was trying to brake but my foot slipped off the brakes and it was too late. I took a court supervision in November. I was told no tickets between 6 months or 12 but... Read more »

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answered on Oct 5, 2022

They may grant you supervision twice in a year. But even if you were convicted, if the Nov ticket is the only one for 12 months it will not be a problem. Having said that, go to court and ask them if the other driver showed up. If they did not show up, most likely the ticket will be dropped. By the... Read more »

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Q: My ceremony is in 4 weeks. Should I answer "Yes" or "No" on question 4 on the Notice of Oath Ceremony (form N445)?

Q4 on form N445 says:

"Since your interview, have you been arrested, cited, charged, indicted, convicted, fined, or imprisoned for breaking or violating any law or ordinance, including traffic violations?"

Facts:

- I got a $164 traffic ticket three weeks before the... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
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answered on Sep 30, 2022

I recommend doing the following:

Obtain a court certified traffic citation disposition from the clerk of the county court where the matter was adjudicated (completed). Disclose that traffic citation and attach a copy of the certified court disposition with all conditions met (fine paid) on...
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Q: Who is responsible to pay for window tint ticket?

I was given a service loaner vehicle from an authorized car dealer while my car was being repaired by that dealer. While in the loaner vehicle I received a window tint ticket as the loaner vehicle had tints that are too dark in Illinois. I obviously assumed that the window tint was a legal level... Read more »

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answered on Aug 25, 2022

Did you look at the ticket? Since they have no idea who you are, I assume the ticket is directed to the owner of the vehicle, which is not you.

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Q: What is a evaluation? My lawyer asked me to bring my evaluation to court tommarow and I can’t get into contact with them
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answered on Aug 13, 2022

A drug and alcohol evaluator licensed by the state.

https://www.dhs.state.il.us/onenetlibrary/27896/documents/by_division/oasa/directories/license_directory_by_county.pdf

However, some court systems require you to use a given evaluator from their list. Your lawyer should be...
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Q: Plate sticker was 2 years old and I didn’t know. Next day I bought a new plate and sticker after getting ticket.

Can I contest it now that I have the new plate and updated sticker?

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answered on Aug 8, 2022

The sticker is supposed to be valid at all times. Some judges will, if you show proof of late compliance, dismiss the ticket.

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Q: Did court supervision and traffic school with a ticket that would allow it to get it removed but it is still on record.

Did all that was supposed to be done for a petty offense removal to not be reported as a conviction to the secret of state as stated as Option C inside the twenty-second judicial circuit court McHenry county, Illinois pamphlet. When recently applying for a job it showed that the ticket was still on... Read more »

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answered on Aug 7, 2022

It will not show up on your public abstract but will stay on the court purposes record for several years. It will not, however, be a conviction so no points.

In addition, anybody who wants to look up online records can see what happened.

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Q: I had court for driving without license had court was giving 2months to get driver license and insurance
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answered on Jul 25, 2022

It sounds as though the judge is giving you an opportunity to address these issues prior to resolving your case. You should go the the Secretary of State to obtain your license or determine what steps need to be taken before you can obtain a license. Depending on the reason you have been unable to... Read more »

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Q: I got a speeding ticket and there is no court date set on the ticket nor does my ticket exist when I look it up online

I was speeding on the highway and issued a warning for something else and a citation for speeding. There's no court date on my ticket and when I look my ticket up on the cook county clerks website my tickets doesn't seem to exist. Should I call the clerks office or just let it go?

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answered on Jul 25, 2022

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County can be very slow loading tickets into their system. Keep checking and/or contact the Clerk's Office. Chances are that it will eventually show up.

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Q: If my son has to take a course, what is the cost for that and will it conflict with school?

Does he have to wait until he is 18 to get his driver's license if he has a conviction?

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answered on Jul 25, 2022

The course is online. https://www.nsc.org/safety-training/defensive-driving/nsc-defensive-driving-courses/nsc-state-certified-defensive-driving-courses/illinois/illinois-graduate-to-safety-driver-remedial-educat

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Q: What will happen to my son's permit and how long will it take for him to get his license after receiving a ticket?

My son is 16 years old with a driving permit. He received a speeding ticket going 19 mph over the speed limit. I was in the car with him. What will a conviction do to his permit if I pay and will he have to go to safety driving school if we go to court?

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answered on Jul 24, 2022

Upon a conviction, his GDL restrictions would be extended. What he should do is request court supervision, which will not work against him as a conviction. You will have to attend court with him, and he will be required to complete a special course for underage drivers.

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Q: Do you agree to take SFST’S when you sign for a drivers license?
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answered on Jul 21, 2022

No unless you have a marijuana card there is no implied consent requirement to take those tests and there is no penalty for refusing.

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Q: Do red light camera tickets In Chicagoland Illinois go on driving record and make you lose your license?

I'm having trouble deciphering the rules of the road in Chicagoland/Chicago Suburbs area. When you get sent a red light camera ticket for going through a red light or making an incorrect turn through those cameras and you pay, how many can you get before it goes on your record? I have gotten... Read more »

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answered on Jun 8, 2022

No. Like an expensive parking ticket. But pay them to avoid penalties if you must run them.

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