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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: I believe someone called the police on me but none have shown up yet.

I was at a light when someone honked and accelerated quickly as I did and tried to cut around me quickly getting very close to my car without using a turn signal, I didn't allow them to pass until we were both well over the legal limit and although I should not have we both drove recklessly as... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Sep 15, 2020

The important thing here is that you recognize that your behavior was ill-considered and could well have ended in your arrest/and or loss of your driving privileges. Let it be a lesson learned. Wherever you are, stay there for the evening. No officer is going to issue a ticket for behavior that he... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: I need to show proof of insurance, but I got pulled over in a small window where it was re-newed is that not the same?

I got pulled over around the 24th and my insurance expired like around a week before. Since it was my dads car I didn't know at the moment. My dad then updated the insurance soon after so there was a brief window that I didn't have proof of insurance. When I went to the court date I... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 9, 2020

You need to go back to court and show them the current insurance card and inform them that you did not have insurance on the date and time you were ticketed. If this is your first No Insurance ticket, you should get Court Supervision and a fine. If you are still confused, you should hire an... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Hello I’m 19 and got three citations at once, what will likely happen

They are all petty offenses, 95 in a 70, failure to signal, and improper lane change. First offense with no prior tickets or stops. Officer pulled up behind me as I was in a sports car and didn’t radar me, but said “you seemed to be moving fast”. Also, the tickets all say “Required Court... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 5, 2020

It is likely a required court appearance based on your age as well as the number of tickets you received. It only takes 2 moving violation convictions within 2 years when you are under the age of 21 to cause a license suspension, so it is important that these are kept off of your public record.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I was given a traffic ticket in Springfield, IL for running a red light. No previous convictions. What are my options?
Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Aug 31, 2020

Request supervision. $255 and if you pay that day supervision is 30 days. If you need time to pay it's 60. You or an attorney has to appear on your behalf. There is no mail in option.

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Q: Speeding ticket show up for court question! (Illinois, Cook)

Hi, got a speeding ticket for going 60 in a 30. This is my first time ever getting in trouble with the law, I have no pervious background, I was also test driving a car when I got pulled over, I'm under 21. What is the most likely outcome for my case? Nervous about it!

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 30, 2020

As you probably know by now, Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Technically, you face a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail and a $1,500 fine plus court assessments. However, the goal is to prevent a criminal conviction and minimize or eliminate these penalties. Consequences... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: My son is 17 and he is on court supervision for doing donuts and he got a speeding ticket. What will happen to him?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 23, 2020

Technically, he is facing a license suspension. Two convictions within 24 months results in a suspension for those under the age of 21. However, it is very likely this can be avoided as long as it is handled properly in court. He may need to complete another traffic safety course. It would be... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I was the first to go through an unmarked intersection and was hit by a truck on my bike and was ticketed am I at fault.

I was more than 1/2 through the intersection on my motorized bike. I was thrown 15 plus feet by a suburban. My ankle was shattered and my bike was ruined. As well as stolen. Loss of ability to work. Inability to put any weight on my leg for 12 weeks. The intersection itself was completely unmarked... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Aug 23, 2020

Hire a personal injury lawyer. The ticket is small fries.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I'm on court supervision right now and got another ticket. will I lose my license, or is there a way I can save it?

I'm 21 years old, I'm on court supervision for running a stop sign. The new ticket is for speeding.

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Aug 22, 2020

You need to hire a traffic lawyer in the counties that your tickets are in. If the counties are the same or close together, perhaps you can use one lawyer to do both of them. Usually a lawyer can handle this without a lot of problems, but it is unlikely that a person representing himself or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I exited an expressway, the road veered to the left and saw a red light. Do I stop or keep going?

The truck behind me blew the horn to encourage me to continue thru the red light so I did. Didn't want to get hit from behind by an 18 wheeler.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Aug 20, 2020

Did you receive a ticket? If not, you have nothing to worry about at this time. It is not clear from your statement what the intersection looked like, so it is not possible to answer if you should have stopped or not.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Can I both get court supervision and get my fine reduced?

I've never gotten a ticket before and I'm not sure how it works. It seems that there aren't clear answers, either. I was caught by radar allegedly going 92MPH in a 55 zone, though I NEVER saw the speedometer read that high. The ticket says I don't have to appear in court despite... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Aug 20, 2020

92 in a 55 is 37 over the posted speed limit which is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and up to $2,500.00 in fines not including mandatory assessments. This is a must appear in court ticket since it is a criminal offense and not a normal speeding ticket. If you receive a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: IL. My son got a speeding ticket while driving my vehicle. Ticket is made out to me I wasn't even there? Should I go to

court and fight? Most folks I talk to say it will be thrown out..

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Aug 18, 2020

The only way to have it thrown out, as you say, is to appear in court and fight it. You will be better served with an attorney by your side.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I am 16 and got a ticket for 21-25 over but also says I was going 62 in a 25. I am worried about what will happen.

I have to appear in court and I have nothing on my record, it was in a lomborghini as well, not sure if that will help or hurt the situation.

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Aug 15, 2020

This is potentially a misdemeanor offense. You should consult an attorney as soon as possible.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Will a judge dismiss my case if I get the info after being pulled over but before the court date?

So 3 months ago I got pulled over because i didn't have a license plate on the beater i had just bought. I Had no insurance on it as well. The state trooper said if i get insurance on it by end of day and get in contact with the former owner of the vehicle before the court date the judge will... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Aug 14, 2020

No, you would have to show proof of insurance that was valid when you got ticketed. You have what is called late compliance and tickets do not get dismissed for late compliance, it just makes you eligible for Court Supervision. The Police Officer has no clue what they are talking about. You need to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: "Plead Guilty" and the "Court Supervision" forms both have payment details. which to mail with the payment ?

First speeding ticket, 0 - 10 miles over, 23 years old

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Aug 11, 2020

If you can get Court Supervision, that is what you want. Pay the fine associated with Court Supervision and request Court Supervision.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: My mom is possibly unable to be in the room during my court date, but if she is in the same building is that okay?

My mom apparently coincidentally has a court date the same as mine. She has hers first. Hers is more serious than mine where mine is just a ticket so she needs to be there. If I came to the room by myself, but show proof she was there before or after so my mom can attend hers would that still apply... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Aug 11, 2020

Just explain the problem. You won't be the only one in court that day. They can set yours to the end of the list or figure out something.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: my son has gotten 2 minor speeding ticketes in IL, the second one we got supervision. he is now a student in WY,...

while in Wy he got another speeding ticket. Do we need to get an attorney so it doesnt hit his record? Does IL and WY communicate with each other. how can we best beat this.

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Aug 10, 2020

The difficulty you can run into is that not all states have supervision or a similar deferral. If not maybe it can be reduced to a non moving violation. Most states are required by the Compact to report to other states. not all of them do.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: I have a court date 9/02 where I am unable to bring a parent can I go by myself.

I am currently 17 right now and turn 18 around 20 days after the court date. This is for a ticket where I drove past curfew and I got a similar ticket in the past for driving on a permit. That one was dismissed, but a parent was also there with me. I live in Illinois.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 9, 2020

Because you were under the age of 18 at the time of the ticket, you are required to have a parent or legal guardian present. If you are unable, provide an explanation to the Judge, who will likely give you a continuance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Hi there. My mother received a ticket and court sentence in February for speeding 27mph over the limit.

She went in today and the judge spoke to her very briefly, giving her a new court date next month and telling her to come back with an attorney. He did say that she could be punished with jail time. She has had her license for almost 20 years now, with a speeding ticket (7mph over) 12 years ago.... Read more »

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

Aggravated speeding 26-34 over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. As a result, the maximum penalties include up to 6 months in jail and a fine up to $1500. However, especially with a good driving record, there is a high likelihood of avoiding jail time. An attorney can help minimize the... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Will my license get suspended?

I got a ticket last July 26,2019 and I just got another ticket July 22 2020. I’m 20 years old in the state of Illinois. My 2019 ticket, I too the safety school and finished court supervision. Will I get my license suspended?

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Aug 4, 2020

No. Supervision means that one didn’t count. Moreover, you are eligible to request supervision for this newest ticket.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: My speeding ticket from a week ago says no court appearance required but I just got a letter saying I have to go now?

First ticket, no issues with my license, my insurance is fine, and the ticket was for 20 over posted speed limit.

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

If you contact the Clerk's Office at the courthouse they should be able to explain why you received that letter and confirm that you must appear. There are a variety of reasons why a court appearance may be required such as your age or the nature of the offense. Of course, an attorney can... Read more »

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