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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I have traffic court 03/26/2020 in McHenry County. I know the courts are closed but what happens with my tickets?

Does it mean I have an extension to pay and if so, how long?

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Mar 22, 2020

They will notify you of a new date.

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Q: Parking ticket. Tried to take care of it they said it did not exist now a month later they say its there

Got a parking ticket in january. Called to take care of it but the lady said they were unable to find it and i didnt have to worry about it. Now a month later she calls and says they have it and i need to pay it! Do i still have to pay it?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 17, 2020

Unfortunately, yes, it still needs to be paid.

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Q: My son got a speeding ticket 2 weeks ago, and just this weekend we got another one. can we still get supervision?

my son was speeding, and within 2 weeks got a second ticket. I havent even ordered the cashiers check to pay the first fine. can he still get supervision? Should he plead guilty to the first, and go for supervision on the second?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 16, 2020

Technically, you can receive supervision twice within 12 months. He would need to appear in court on the second to receive supervision again - it as at the discretion of the judge. An attorney may be able to assist.

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Q: I have a court date on March 26, 2020 at Addison traffic court. I'm not sure if the court is open on that day.

I saw a news that cook county courts have been closed to avoid spread of covid19 virus. Does anyone know of addison traffic court of dupage County is open or closed on March 26,2020. If the court is closed do I get a new court date? How will things proceed - do I get a notification in mail of new... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 14, 2020

No updates as of yet. If they postpone your court date you will be notified by mail (you can also check your case status on the website for the Clerk of the Circuit Court - https://epay.18thjudicial.org/Clerk/allsearch.do .

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Q: Could I just go pay the ticket with no issues? or what/how should I approach this?

I got into an accident, which I was in fault, and I was given a ticket for "driving too close" I honestly forgot about to ticket and now its over due.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 13, 2020

You can pay it but a conviction would stay on your record. It may be worth filing a motion to vacate to bring it back into court and attempt to remove the conviction or possibly have it dismissed (if set for trial and the other party does not show up). An attorney can assist.

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Q: How do I obtain documentation to contest a citation for driving while registration suspended for noninsurance?

my husband was pulled over and cited for "operating a vehicle with registration suspended for noninsurance" as he did not have his new insurance cards in the car, although we were covered by insurance with no lapse in coverage. He was then issued a court date and told to provide insurance... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 11, 2020

You can obtain a court purposes driving record from the Secretary of State, which will be clean, but the court should already have access to that information. As they say, it's hard to prove a negative. You may want to hire an attorney to straighten this out with the prosecutor in court.

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Q: What happens when on court supervision for a ticket in August 2019 & receive a following too close?

I received a speeding ticket in Lake County on 8/28/19 & was placed on court supervision. Completed traffic school. On 2/8/19, I received a following too close ticket for a minor accident in McHenry County. How will the second ticket affect my court supervision. What are my chances to get the... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 11, 2020

If you are still on court supervision at the time you received the second ticket, your supervision could be revoked and a conviction could be entered. The ticket for the traffic accident may be dismissed if the other party doesn’t show up in court or you may be eligible to receive a second order... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: If proven that I was only going 3 mph over the limit rather than 8 due to where the sign is, can I get a dismissal?

And if dismissed, could I get the related dui charge dropped?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 10, 2020

No, speeding is speeding. You really should hire an attorney to assist you. DUI is not something you can handle on your own. Hire an attorney now.

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Q: what happens if supervision is denied after pleading guilty to speeding and paying the ticket?

I got pulled over for speeding and the cop told me to pay the ticket online and apply for supervision. I went online, paid my ticket and asked for supervision. The cop had said I didn’t need to show up to court. I just got a letter in the mail saying the supervision was denied. What does this... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 9, 2020

You are not going to get arrested, but this will not show up as a conviction on your record and your Insurance Company will be able to see this ticket, which will likely lead to an increase in premiums. In order to clear this up, you need to file a Motion to Vacate Judgment, give proper notice to... Read more »

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Q: I live in Lincoln, illinois. I got a moving violation ticket in October for looking at my cell phone.

I got court supervision following traffic school and got it “off my record”. Last night, I got another moving violation, this one for not fully stopping at a stop sign. These are my only two tickets ever, no other ones. Will I lose my license or what will happen to me? And what can I do?... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 7, 2020

You won’t lose your license because it takes 3 convictions within 12 months (the second ticket was issued after you turned 21). You may want to contact an attorney that practices in your area to assist in obtaining another order of court supervision. You can technically receive supervision twice... Read more »

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Q: What Does does it mean when an officer gives you a blue and orange paper after the pulled you over for speeding?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 5, 2020

Are they copies of the tickets? Read them carefully.

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Q: I got a ticket for tinted windows but the cop did not fill out car info can I ask to dismiss?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 5, 2020

You can asked, but it will be denied. If you bring in proof that you fixed the tint, the ticket might be dismissed, but if it is not fixed, you have little to no chance of a dismissal.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket for 27 miles over the posted limit.

I received a ticket for speeding 27 miles over the posted limit in Illinois . I have come to understand that is now considered a Class B Misdemeanor and am freaking out about it. The officer listed it as a minor traffic offense with no court appearance required marked on the ticket; he informed me... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 4, 2020

No, this ticket will not be thrown out. If you are not able to find an attorney prior to the court date, you can appear in court and tell the Judge that you need more time to hire an attorney. The Judge will give you time to hire an attorney. You really should try to find an attorney prior to your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got a ticket in dupage county for crossing white median if I go on supervision will I need to go to traffic school

I have perfect record.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 3, 2020

Traffic school can likely be avoided if you are 21 or older. It would require a court appearance to request supervision.

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Q: Can i get supervision on speeding ticket if i am currently suspended i am 18

Ticket was issued before suspension went into effect, court date for ticket is after suspension went into effect

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

Under Illinois law, you are eligible to receive court supervision on a traffic violation twice within 12 months. However, it is still at the judge's discretion whether to grant you court supervision.

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Q: I was issued tickets, but they were never handed to me. They gave them to my mom, I was in the hospital.

Was pulled over due to looking confused. They took me into custody for refusing tests. I hung myself at the station is what the report says. I woke up in the er. Odd thing is cop never asked for a copy if my registration ir insurance. I have bad ptsd, and agoraphobia. Medical retired vet.

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Feb 29, 2020

You own the tickets. You should consider obtaining a lawyer to help defend the charges.

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Q: Please explain why my son is required to go to court, rather than paying the ticket and having insurance deal with it.

My son arrived in Lisle, Illinois for school just a few days ago, and will return to Massachusetts in 3 months. He received a citation today for "failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident." He was distracted and hit the car in front of him when traffic began moving. Why is he required to go to... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Feb 28, 2020

Because the Illinois Supreme Court wrote the rules and determined that any accident ticket is a must appear.

I would suggest you find a local attorney in the county of the ticket and have that attorney appear in his place. Most judges allow this on minor traffic tickets. There is a good...
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Q: I tried calling the skokie traffic court a million times, no one ever answers the call. Any alternate to reach them?

I'm trying to find out the court supervision end date to which I was told to call the court and ask them about the ticket I received. No one is picking up the call from customer service or clerk office. Any number that I can call for skokie traffic court That works? Any other alternate option to... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Feb 25, 2020

Unfortunately, you would need to go into the Clerk's Office in person to obtain the information if you can't get through via phone, which is often a problem.

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Q: Hello, under what circumstances is traffic school required for a speeding ticket with court supervision?

I recieved a speeding ticket for 22 mph over the limit. I have what I think is a decent driving record. Im 32 and haven't had a speeding ticket since I was 17. I plan on asking for court supervision, but was wondering what the probability of having to do traffic school was.

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Feb 24, 2020

It depends upon the county. Where I practice the most they never require it. In other places, they always do. I am not sure about Rock Island County.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Got caught speeding 50 in a 25.

Should I just plead guilty? I'm so scared. I've never been in this much trouble before.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Feb 22, 2020

Luckily 25 mph over the limit is still a petty offense (non-criminal), while 26+ mph is a misdemeanor. You may be eligible for court supervision to keep this offense off of your record. Depending on your age, it may require completion of traffic school.

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