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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got a no insurance ticket 4 months ago, and put on a year of court supervision. I just got a speeding ticket.

I just want to know if my license will be suspended. I have a good driving record that's why I got put on court supervision for a no insurance ticket. I was running late for a college night class and was doing 10 over and the cop said I was doing 15 over. Should I be worried I'll lose my... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Mar 29, 2021

Ask for supervision. You should be OK

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got a speeding ticket for the first time in Illinois. Was doing 72 in a 45 and wonder what the price is going to be.
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 27, 2021

Agg speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is up to 6 months in jail and a $1,500.00 fine. Again, that is the maximum penalty. Ideally, a conviction can be kept off of your record through negotiation. Of course, minimizing the fines is also a priority.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I’m on court supervision till may 11 for aggravated speeding, I got pulled over for reckless driving.

I have court for that may 12 I don’t have any other record then that I’m only 19 idk what to do I don’t want my license suspend or end up going to jail they arrested me

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 25, 2021

You do not know what to do? You must hire a Criminal Defense Attorney to assist you with this matter right away. Do not hesitate, hire an attorney now.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I received a moving violation during my 3 month probationary license period. What will happen?

I received 3 speeding tickets 06/2019, 02/2020 and 03/2020. Due to Covid, I did not have to plead guilty to the third ticket until December 2020. In January I took a safe driving course and was granted a probationary license for my 3 month suspension from Feb 5th 2021 to May 5th 2021. On March 17th... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Mar 22, 2021

The length of the suspension depends upon how many points you will have accumulated. That depends on the nature of the tickets and how fast over the limit you were going. Ticket will probably be dropped if you show up in court. Other driver most likely will not show.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Ogle county, IL is saying that I have 2 traffic tickets from 2005 that I didn't pay.

I received a call from collection agency saying they are calling about 2 traffic tickets I supposedly received in 2005 in Ogle County, IL. It has been 16 years. I don't recall getting these tickets but I went to the county site and they are saying I appeared in court and plead guilty but then... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 10, 2021

Your last question first, yes, you can get a copy of your driving record from the Illinois Secretary of State Office. Make sure to order the record for Court Purposes. This will be the more comprehensive record. It is not uncommon for collections to start very late. You really should order your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: To the lawyer thanks I'm the 2010 duii and yes I paid everything and I have been driving for the pass 11 years legally

Since my dui hearing illinois is full of it they sent me a letter for a 1 year suspension 2019 to 2020 and now they added 2 more years I'm not an attorney but I don't believe this is legal

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 5, 2021

Not really sure what your question is here because you do not ask one. If you believe the suspension is a mistake, you need to consult with an attorney right away. The sooner you do so, the better.

3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: In 2010 I my license was suspended in illinois for a dui me and my family went to Florida on 10/10/10 I was driving and

And received a speeding and driving on suspended the driving was paid and thrown out now illinois wants to give me a 3 year suspension what can I do

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Mar 4, 2021

From your question, it appears that you received a DUI in Illinois, your second one within five years, and refused the breath test. That resulted in a three year suspension to start out with.

Now Florida has reported to Illinois that you were driving. That violates the driving while...
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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Over 21, clean record. Was cited as going 94 in a 60 on highway (34 over so a Class B) What next?

As above, clean record. Cop cited me for 2,500$ but class B only denotes 1500$ max. Is there a way I can keep this off my record as I need a clean background check for work.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Mar 1, 2021

Agg speeding 26-34 over is a class b misdemeanor. Technically, the offense can be punished by up to 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. In many of these cases, it is possible to avoid a criminal conviction on your record. It may even be possible to reduce this to a petty offense. Contact an attorney... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Speeding ticket fine went from $0, to $362, just finding out from a collection agency. Not sure what happened or how?

Initially I got a ticket for speeding 21-25mph hour over. I asked the cop what the fine was and was promoted “no fine today, but you can go to traffic school to get it off your record”. I assume warning? No, he said it’s still I ticket but I don’t have to pay anything. Ticket said fine of... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 1, 2021

First, I have never heard of a ticket having $0.00 fine. You always have to pay something. Second, it seems you did not do anything with this ticket, which includes taking Traffic Safety School. Finally, you can try and motion the ticket up into court and address it in front of the Judge. You will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: An officer says on my ticket he pulled me over for improper use of turn signal but over for failure to stop
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 1, 2021

Not sure what your question is here because you do not ask one. If you are facing charges, you should hire an attorney to assist you right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: what happens when your 19 years old and gets pulled over for a turning signal and the coo finds marijuana in the car
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 1, 2021

You will get at least two tickets and possible charged with the criminal offense of possession. If you have pending charges, you need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Are my only options for this traffic ticket to PLEAD GUILTY and pay or to show up to court and may pay more?

My offense was "disobeyed traffic control signal". My ticket is marked NO COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED.

When I wanted to pay on the website my only options were to plead guilty and pay or not pay at all.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 25, 2021

If those are the only options you were given, then yes. You should never just pay a moving violation ticket because it will go on your record as a conviction and your insurance company will be able to see it. You should appear in court and request Court Supervision. Yes, you will pay an increased... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Illinois on
Q: If I contested a traffic fine and lost, would a not guilty court form improve my chances to dismiss case entirely

I consulted the law library at the court house in Lake County as to what forms to appeal my case about a red light camera fine . The two forms to appeal , one about motion to vacate looks interesting. But not sure either one will work.

Everything must be done by e file online court. Also I... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 4, 2021

Fighting these types of tickets are typically a complete waste of time and you are better off just paying the fine. If you really wish to appeal such a case, you will be wasting more time and money to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: If appealing a traffic fine has expired am I able to take to small claims to resolve to sue the city

Owe $100 for a red camera fine. I contested and lost. It is impossible to get general help to appeal online from the law library as to what forms to appeal etc

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jan 26, 2021

IMO- NO. What you are suggesting is a "collateral attack" on your traffic conviction. No state allows this. If you had a statutory time to appeal and missed it for a valid reason or the time to appeal was suspended due to COVID you should hire an attorney to represent you and make the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: my court date is over 100 days from the day i got 2 tickets? can i ask for dismissal, I'm 16, and its my first offense.

i got two tickets in carol stream IL on October 29th, 2020 my court date on the ticket said January 26th 2021. but then in the mail i got a new date saying September 29th 2021, this is very far away and over 60 days by a lot its over more than 200! so I'm wondering if I can ask for dismissal... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jan 22, 2021

I have heard these types of arguments in the past and they have failed each and every time. Also, due to COVID, this type of argument will absolutely fail. Regardless, you will want to appear and see what happens in court. At the very least you will want to ask for Court Supervision.

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Q: I got ticket for driving on revoked but the officer didnt put date on it were it says the date crime was committed

Also didnt fill out the vehicle section

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Jan 22, 2021

Depending upon how that is handled, it could be a basis for a not guilty finding but the chances are the prosecutor can fix it. You really need to get the services of a lawyer to delve into the details

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: What do i do for a speeding misdemeanor in IL. During the day, blocks prior were 40 & 50. I was 51 in a 25 for a block

I was pulled over in a 25 going 51 in IL.

(It was 40 a block prior & 50 a block prior to that) i had just been following the speed of the carbefore me on the 40 & 50 roads)

The police officer was infront of me when he put his lights on - is that normal?

My 2 kids 7... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Jan 21, 2021

Not beyond the realm of possibility that a lawyer could get the state to reduce it to 25 over (not a misdemeanor) and supervision.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: My son got 4 tickets for leaving the seen of a accidents and not calling cops. 1 was a fence that took out his breaks.

He hit a dear and flipped it.. He tryed to get back to his friend and hit a building and left. Cops came and gave him tickets. They came back next day to change it couse the mair of the town called and said he wants the address of the accident on the ticket so they can sue him for the damage. The... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Jan 13, 2021

Yes they can investigate further and amend charges.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: My ticket was put in my sisters account but my name, and I missed 2 court dates, what do I do?

I was in a weather related car accident that resulted in injury and I was given a ticket that got put in my twins account, I went to court to explain the mixup and the judge initially told me he would throw it out but it was in her name so that had to be corrected first. I then missed the following... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jan 13, 2021

Yes, but you really should hire an attorney to assist you with this matter. Since you failed to appear in court as directed, a default judgment was entered against you. In order to remove this judgment, a Motion to Vacate will have to be filed and properly served on the prosecutor. The Motion will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: Would small claims resolve my traffic fines

I don't see how going through the administrative hearing to appeal a Zoom judge opinion of me owing a fine would help any.

So I want to sue the municipal with all the stuff I've been reading about feds probe red light programs in state and around the country

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jan 13, 2021

You first have to exhaust all other avenues of relief which includes appealing the administrative matter accordingly.

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