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Q: Is a copy of the cancelled check and a photo acceptable proof in court that my IL license plate sticker is up to date?

I don’t have the sheet the sticker was on when purchased, which would serve as proof.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 24, 2019

The photo of the plate and new sticker would be sufficient for most prosecutors.

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Q: I was driving my car and it didn’t have insurance at the time I had house fire and needed to move it off the street.

As I was driving to drop the car off A man hit the back off my car as I sat at the red light waiting the office gave me A ticket for no insurance I have insurance now on the car but I have court an dont no what to do or plea im trying to prevent suspension off my license. Its my first offense I... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 22, 2019

Bring proof to court. They will offer supervision. You will pay a fine and carry SR22 for three years but won’t be suspended.

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Q: pulled over saying I was going 15 over the speed limit from a officer who was that didnt dock me and not in mydirection

Before I was pulled over a bright blue car, they pulled a bright red car over and then 2 mins after me they pulled another bright red car over. Can i fight this?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 16, 2019

All tickets are able to be fought but that does not mean you will win. To better your odds, you need to hire an attorney to assist you. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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Q: my Ex boyfriend recently got a speeding ticket that he has to go to court for. But my address is on the record.

He’s been moved out for a year and refuses to change his address. Is there anything I can do about it???

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 15, 2019

As long as the ticket is under his name and license number it should not cause you any problems. There is no way to amend the ticket without appearing in court on the court date, but, again, that should not be necessary.

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Q: Should I get a lawyer for speeding in school zone?

Im 19 clean driving record and got pulled over in a school zone, 38 in a 20 what should I expect with or without a lawyer. I had a discussion with the officer on the side of the road that there was cars near me and he said that didn't matter. I was unaware I was still in the school zone and the... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 11, 2019

Without a lawyer: you plead guilty pay a fine and get a conviction. Or you go to trial don’t know what you are doing and probably lose.

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Q: Ticket for no insurance?

My sister was driving my car and it didn’t have insurance at the time. She got hit by a car and got a ticket for not having insurance. She has court in a few days and I still haven’t been able to put her under my insurance policy but the car has insurance now. My question is, is having the... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 10, 2019

Give her the proof of insurance that you have now. It will be considered late compliance and make her eligible for Court Supervision.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket for 88 in a 70 zone. payment due Oct. 21st. wont have money until Nov. 1st.extension possible?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 10, 2019

No, unless you appear in court. If you appear in court, the fine will be increased due to mandatory assessments.

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Q: I’m 20 I just got my first ticket for doing a 55 in a 30. I have to go to court. I’m scared and I don’t know what to do

What should I be looking forward too?

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 9, 2019

Ask for court supervision. At 25 over it's just a traffic ticket.

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Q: Is it likely the judge would lessen the penalty or points if I appear without a lawyer?

I'm a 17 yr old MO resident and got an IL ticket for 54 in a 35 construction zone from Alexander Co

I have 2 pts in MO for speeding already. I need my license for work and school and can't afford a lawyer or suspension. Should I just pay or is there a chance going before the judge would... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 7, 2019

Due to your age and the type of ticket you received, I believe your ticket should have or has been marked as "Court Appearance Required", which means you do not have a choice in the matter, you have to appear in court on the scheduled court date. Hiring an attorney will help you prevent issues with... Read more »

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Q: Received a ticket for going around a road closed sign. However, there was traffic coming from the opposite direction!

Can I get supervision without going to court and just pay the fine?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 30, 2019

Certain tickets will give you the option of requesting court supervision without the need to attend court. Usually, this will require the completion of a traffic safety school course. Read the ticket carefully, it should explain your options. If this is not an option, a court appearance would be... Read more »

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Q: 89 in 70mph zone. no court appearance but has court date. Method of release not guilty pay 164.00. What does this mean

Does this mean if I pay fine I’m not guilty. Also should I just go to court date and ask for traffic school.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 27, 2019

If you pay the ticket, a conviction will be entered on your record. If you appear in court (or have an attorney represent you in court), the offense can likely be kept off of your record with court supervision, which may or may not require you to complete traffic school.

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Q: Got a ticket for tinted front side windows & have court tomorrow. They’re removed. Will ticket me dropped w/the receipt

I got the ticket 8/20, removed tints two days ago and have court in Rolling Meadows tomorrow 9/27. If that’s not enough proof, can I have an officer from the City of Chicago sign off on it?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 26, 2019

It is likely the ticket will be dismissed. You should also take a picture of the work done to your car and bring that picture with you to court along with the receipt.

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Q: My auto was seized by the Grundy county Courts, I don't know what type of Lawyer to employ. Please advised.
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 26, 2019

It all depends on why your vehicle was seized. If you vehicle was seized to a drug offense or driving offense, you need an attorney that handles forfeiture matters. If you vehicle was seized/reposed, you need a civil attorney to assist you. Typically, seizure is due to a criminal offense, I suggest... Read more »

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Q: i got pulled over today and the officer took my license and said that he would bring my license to my house.

I am just wondering if i got a ticket or not. he didnt say and told me to drive away without my license. did i get a ticket?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 17, 2019

When an officer issues a ticket he or she will provide with a physical ticket advising you of the offense, etc. It does not sound like you were given a ticket. I’m guessing it has to do with your age? Maybe the officer wants to bring your license to your home to speak with your parents. It may be... Read more »

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Q: Pulled over by sheriff in Illinois no physical ticket was presented to me. 3 months later ticket from Missouri pops

Up. and it’s for Erratic Lane change. It’s 4 points on my Driver record . Wondering if I could clear this up and how.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 13, 2019

The ticket says it was issued in Missouri? You would need to contact an attorney in Missouri to review the ticket - find someone local that practices in that specific county. At this point, a motion may need to be filed to contest the citation.

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Q: Was pulled over and given a court date for not having an up to date insurance but it was up to date?

Could only find the expired insurance card when the police officer first approached. Then pulled up the current one on the mobile app and showed him once he returned from his vehicle. Officer said “I don’t have time for this” and gave me the court date information. Is this legal?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 11, 2019

It is certainly frustrating that the officer wasn't more patient with you, but not an uncommon situation. The ticket will be dismissed in court if you provide the proof of insurance on your court date.

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Q: I have a hearing to get my license back and I'm on supervision do I admit to supervision or can I say no I have not been
David J. Winer
David J. Winer answered on Sep 10, 2019

If you are having a hearing or getting your license with the Secretary of State you should advise them that you are on Supervison and when completing the forms state it also.

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Q: I am driving in Chicago as a student on my Country’s license . I have been issued a ticket for invalid license .

Is it a valid ticket and will I be charged in the court for invalid license. Rule book says otherwise .

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Sep 9, 2019

Go to the DMV and see if you can get a temporary visitor's driver's license. If you can that may help you in court.

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Q: I have a CDL and got a speeding ticket over 18

I have a CDL and I was pulled over for for a speeding ticket at 18 over.... instead of paying the ticket worried that it would go to my driving record I requested to plead not guilty and go to court in front of a judge not a jury. I drive for a school district and if convicted I could loose my job.... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Sep 9, 2019

Because of your CDL, the only way to keep a ticket off your record is by beating it at trial or having the ticket amended to a non-moving violation. Court supervision will not keep the ticket off of your record. If you have a school bus permit, Speeding 15 or more over the limit, even in your... Read more »

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