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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: will they take my licence

i have not got a ticket in about a year and i got court supervition i just got one tonight going 28 over i turn 18 in 3 day i am all for paying the fine i just dont want them to take my licence

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Dec 3, 2020

This would be your first conviction. So they won’t take your license but this is a criminal offense.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, DUI / DWI and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: I went 90 mph in a 60 mph highway. I got pulled over and got no ticket but got court and I dont know what to do.
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 30, 2020

Because it is a criminal offense (with a mandatory court appearance), having an attorney is recommended. Aggravated speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. Depending on certain factors, it may be possible... Read more »

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Q: I drove 90 mph in a 60 mph zone in a Express. What lawyer should I get?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 30, 2020

Because it is a criminal offense (with a mandatory court appearance), having an attorney is recommended. Aggravated speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. Depending on certain factors, it may be possible... Read more »

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Q: I live in illinois, I was driving 90 on a 60 limit express. I was given a court date do I need a lawyer? First time.
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 30, 2020

Because it is a criminal offense (with a mandatory court appearance), having an attorney is recommended. Aggravated speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. Depending on certain factors, it may be possible... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Charge changed from minor traffic offense to misdemeanor? ILLINOIS

A few weeks ago, I was pulled over for speeding. The officer claims I was going 26 over the speed limit on a highway, though my car physically can’t go that fast. HOWEVER he wrote the ticket for a 15-20 over infraction, no court appearance required.

I went to pay my ticket online and... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 29, 2020

We’ve seen these mistakes made by officers more than a handful of times. There is a mandatory court appearance for speeding 26+ in Illinois as the offense is a Class B misdemeanor. You should contact an attorney who practices in the courthouse where your cases is assigned to discuss your options... Read more »

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Q: Can my ticket be dismissed? Illinois

I got into an accident last week (it was my fault) and I received a ticket for failure to reduce my speed and causing an accident. Today I received another ticket by mail saying that I was operating my vehicle without insurance. I do have insurance but when the police asked for my insurance card at... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 26, 2020

If you provide proof of insurance that covers the time of the accident, the ticket for not having insurance will be dismissed.

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Q: My 16 year old daughter has had her license for 9 months. She received a speeding ticket for 70 in a 45.

The ticket is checked with "No court appearance necessary". Does she just pay it? Can she still drive? Should she still drive? Should we go to court? We really are not sure what to do. Help!!

Thank you so much.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 23, 2020

Do not pay it as that will result in a conviction on her record. It is best to appear in court and, at a minimum, request court supervision. An attorney can assist if you would like more guidance. She can still drive with the ticket pending but that is up to you.

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Q: Consequences for 16 year old pulled over for going 15 over limit?

My son (16) was ticketed for going 15 over the limit (50 in a 35) and also another ticket for not having his insurance in the car. He has insurance and was issued a court date and must appear. What possible consequences can he face? Does he plead guilty or no? What are some possible things he can... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 21, 2020

Presumably, this is his first ticket. If so, the prosecutor may be willing to offer a deferred prosecution for a dismissal or court supervision with a traffic school course to prevent this from counting against his driving privileges (and insurance). That depends on a few factors including the... Read more »

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Q: Hi, I got a citation speeding ticket from the West Virginia State police . Speeding 104mph on a 70mph.

However I wasn’t speeding that much. I was going I was going between 85/90/95 then reduced my speed. And when he pulled me over he said he was following me for an hour but why didn’t you pulled me over at some point then ?! I just don’t know what to do cause I got my ticket out of state (West... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 20, 2020

In Illinois, this would be charged as a misdemeanor (criminal) offense. However, laws change from state to state. You should contact an attorney in West Virginia to discuss the specifics, your options, and determine the best strategy moving forward.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: My traffic case was dismissed in Chicago via Zoom. I’ve been waiting months for my license to be mailed. How long it ta?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 18, 2020

It should be mailed to the address on your license, but that doesn’t always happen,

especially due to their limited staff and constantly changing procedures due to Covid. You can go in person to the Clerk’s Office at 50 W Washington or consider it lost/destroyed and request a duplicate...
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Q: Will my girlfriend be convicted of violating scott's law?

My girlfriend was ticketed for speeding on June 2020 and had to pay a fine and court supervision. Comes November 2020 and she got pulled over for violating Scott's law. She saw the lights flashing behind her, she slowed down but couldn't move over to the other lane since it wasn't... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Nov 18, 2020

In Sangamon County the state won’t offer supervision but if she requests it the judge will probably grant it. Fine is usually $310.

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Q: i’m 16 and i was going 70 in a 45 after curfew got two tickets and i have had my liscense for less than a month

i’m a grade A student, will i loose my liscense for a year ? this is my first offense. this was in carol stream IL

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

The Secretary of State can suspend your license for a single conviction at your age. Sometimes a traffic school course or community service may be imposed to prevent a conviction and license suspension. It must be handled properly in court. Your parents may want to consult with an attorney to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Why is an accident showing up on my driving record? I was issued a ticket, but it was thrown out in court.

A background check reveals the following information: *** ACCIDENT ***

CITATION ISS FOR TRAFFIC VIOLS OTHER THAN SECTIONS 11-501 OR 11-502 OF THE IVC

PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT

Can I somehow get this removed? Again, the citation was thrown out in court.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 17, 2020

Not sure what type of background check you are referring to, but Petty Traffic Offense typically do not show up on background checks. This will require further review by an attorney. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I was driving in city A in county A when I was pulled over by a city cop of city b from county b can he give me spd tix

Can he give me a speeding ticket being a different county and city separated by 6 miles and no intertwine roads?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 16, 2020

This is something you need to have an attorney review. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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Q: I feel I was not at fault when I received a failure to reduce speed ticket. What should I do?

I was driving down and alley and the person I hit was backing out of their driveway. They didn't look or slow down. I tried to swerve to avoid hitting them but we still collided.

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

You always have the right to contest the ticket at trial. There is also a chance that the other party will not show up in court and the ticket could be dismissed. You may want to find an attorney that practices in the courthouse where your case is pending to discuss the specifics.

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Q: Will I be able to avoid getting my license suspended?

I am currently 18 y/o. In 2/2019 I got a speeding ticket for 21-25 over(80 in 55mph zone). I chose not to do court supervision for the ticket and just pay it off. Then, in 7/2020 I received another ticket for 21-25 over(77 in 55mph zone). At the time of the pullover, the officer told me I could... Read more »

Julian Watkins
Julian Watkins answered on Nov 13, 2020

The best option for now would be to file a motion to vacate one of the traffic tickets and try to get court supervision or some other disposition.

This basically means that you would file for the court to reopen your case and allow you to negotiate a different plea.

For the best...
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Q: I got a speeding ticket for going 81 in a 55 on a with no license

I went to pick up one of my friends to work it was night I was running out of gas so I tried to get fast to her house and pull gas , I forgot my license at home the total of the ticket is $2,500 he said I don’t have to pay it after I go to court I never get in a situation like that

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Nov 10, 2020

This is a Class B misdemeanor. You need an attorney to represent you. Usually counsel can negotiate this type of case to a petty offense.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: How do I tell the judge I have my license back when I go to court for driving while suspended and no insurance

Today October 31st I got my license back and insurance on my vehicle. November 2nd I have to go to court for driving while suspended and no insurance ticket a few weeks ago. I don't know how to tell the judge that I have my license back now and insurance on my car

Julian Watkins
Julian Watkins answered on Nov 6, 2020

In my experience as a traffic prosecutor, we would discuss those issues with the defendants on the traffic court date. If you show up in court, you should get the opportunity to speak to the prosecutor and show them the proof of license and insurance.

Once you speak with them, they should...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got my license back today 10/31/20. November 2nd I have to go to court for driving while suspended and no insurance.

What do you think the judge will do re suspend my license or drop everything? I have car insurance and my license back now

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 2, 2020

It all depends on your driving history and when your insurance was issued. If you want to increase the odds of keeping your driver's license valid, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney to assist you with this matter. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got a speeding ticket for going 89 in a 55. I have only had ticket for going through a stop sign. what’s gonna happen?

My boyfriend and i got into a big argument and almost broke up. i wanted to go for a drive and clear my mind but i ended up crying and not realizing my speed until it was to late. What are my options since i only got one ticket about two years ago for blowing a stop sign.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 2, 2020

89 in a 55 is a Class B Misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and up to $1,500.00 in fines not including mandatory assessments. This is a criminal offense and a conviction on such offense will show up on your background checks for the rest of your life, which will cause you... Read more »

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