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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 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 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 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 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 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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Q: I got pulled over for going 81 in a 50. Instead of arresting me and towing my car, the cop gave me a ticket and court,

I’m required to go. What should I expect? First time offense. First time being pulled over. License Suspension? It says “Method of Release $1500” on my ticket.

Thank you

Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Sep 6, 2019

The $1500 thing is not relevant.

No license suspension.

However, at your speed, it is no longer just a speeding ticket; it's a crime. I recommend a lawyer.

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Q: I got 2 speeding tickets in the last six months. Will my license get suspended?

(Illinois) I got a speeding ticket in June and requested an online driving class. I have not taken the class yet. I just got another ticket in August. How will this affect my driving record? Will I get my license suspended? Can I request supervision? Do I still have to take the class? I am 24 years... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on Sep 3, 2019

Yes you still have to take the class in order to get Court Supervision on your first ticket. You need to court to court on your second ticket and request Court Supervision. You are allowed two Court Supervisions every 12 months. Court Supervision is not a conviction and will not cause you any... Read more »

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Q: Promise to comply? (Lake County, IL)

I'm having trouble interpreting my ticket. Got pulled over for speeding, going 20 miles over on highway. Not a new driver, but first offence. Ticket has no dollar amount listed on it, and box ticked that I "promise to comply". What does this entail? The paperwork with the ticket mentions... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Sep 1, 2019

Promise to comply means no cash bond was posted. To promise to pay or appear.

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Q: Had taking a defensive driving course in Texas 8 months ago received for a speeding ticket.

I received a speeding ticket in Illinois last night pay the ticket requested safety driving class will that keep it from showing up in Texas my ticket that I got i did not do the full 12 months without a ticket

Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 29, 2019

It depends if Texas will recognize court supervision from Illinois. The offense is still supposed to be reported back to your home state, even though under Illinois law, the traffic school would not count as a conviction (and not show up on your public record in Illinois). It is then up to your... Read more »

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Q: Do I have to pay court fines before a "hold" is lifted off my license? So I can apply for one in a new state?

I got a DUI in Illinois in 2013. I got court supervision but left the state for good before I could complete it. I can't apply for one in Virginia until the "hold" is lifted in Illinois but the fines total almost $6000 dollars in Illinois. I don't have anywhere near that amount and I don't plan on... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Aug 28, 2019

You are not going to get very far with a failure to pay suspension. Even if they accepted the packet and even if you succeeded, they will not clear you until it’s all been paid or you manage a payment plan or some other agreement with the county where the fines are unpaid. The secretary state... Read more »

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Q: If a traffic is pending against me, does that mean that since I didn't pay it that it is still pending?

Got a DUI in 2013. Moved away before my court supervision was done and my license was revoked. I am trying to do this out of state packet for reinstatement and having a hard time understanding "Do you currently have any traffic tickets pending against you in Illinois or any other state?" I didn't... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Aug 27, 2019

If you answer yes they will kick the packet back to you and tell you to resolve the ticket. As long as there is not a failure to appear suspension on your record or a warrant, you are not considered pending. Sounds like you got supervision, did not complete the terms, they filed a petition to... Read more »

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Q: What should I do? How bad of a punishment can I get? How likely is this punishment?

I am 19. I just received my first speeding ticket and now I have a mandatory court appearance for going 85 in a 55; I was speeding to make it on time to my class.

Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 24, 2019

Speeding 26-34 mph over the posted limit is a Class B misdemeanor - a criminal offense. Technically, it can be punished by a maximum of 6 months in jail and a $1,500.00 fine. However, as your first ticket the maximum penalties are very unlikely. The goal would be to reduce to the offense and avoid... Read more »

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Q: If I got pulled over on a suspended license, but fixed it before court do I plead guilty still or not guilty?

The pull over was in Peoria, I knew they had been suspended before but they were still suspended due to financial reasons out of my control and since I’m in college and was not working at the time so I had to depend on my parents to pay things for me.

Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 22, 2019

If your license was suspended at the time of the traffic stop, you are technically guilty. However, the prosecutor (and judge) may be more lenient based on the fact that your license has been reinstated. In some counties, they may even be willing to dismiss the case. You or your attorney should be... Read more »

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Q: If an officer writes the wrong statute for or subsection on a ticket can that be unlawfully as far as stops are conside

A cop stop me because he said my temporary permit is coming loose of its tape in the rear window what he wrote me up under subsection B of that statute which covers restricted plates which are two different things clearly two different things

Juan Ooink answered on Aug 19, 2019

You need to hire an attorney to assist you with this matter. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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Q: I forgot about a court date august 7th30 day to turn self in or warrant will be issued

Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 16, 2019

You can go to the Clerk’s Office and you or your attorney should file a motion to have the case brought in before the judge as soon as possible.

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Q: I am on court supervision for 90 days and am 6 days away from 90 and got a speeding ticket what now

I got a speeding ticket going 73 in a 55 what are the penalties I could face will they just count the court supervision because it is 6 days from ending as I have a rather clean driving record.

Jeremy Wang answered on Aug 14, 2019

Since you are 6 days away from the 90 day mark - wait out the clock and allow the current court supervision to sunset satisfactorily (ie; pay off fines, complete traffic school, etc. ) on day 90 before you answer to this current speeding ticket.

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Q: currently on 2 supervisions , just received another speeding ticket. Could i get enough court extensions to pass them?

under 21 and i have 2 supervisions (both for speeding ) . Could i possibly keep extending the court date of the new ticket so that I can clear my Supervisions ?

Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Aug 13, 2019

If the state intends to revoke, hide in the weeds probably won’t work.

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Q: I am 21 and received three speeding tickets within 1 month. These happened in three different counties in Illinois.

May I ask for court supervision on any of these tickets? And if so which one? It seems if I ask for it on the 1st ticket, it could be revoked due to the 2nd and 3rd ticket.

Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Aug 12, 2019

You can have two in a year. It's not necessarily true they would revoke the first one. The second and third offenses would have occurred before the supervision was granted.

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Q: What is the penalty for 1st offense of driving with no insurance?

I moved to Illinois a few months ago and was pulled over for failure to use turn signal. My insurance had just expired and had not yet been renewed as I was looking for cheaper insurance. What is 1st offense penalty of driving with no insurance?

Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 6, 2019

If you bring newly issued insurance to court with you they will likely agree to offer court supervision and a fine because it's your first offense. Court supervision will prevent the suspension of your driver's license. A conviction would result in a 3 month license suspension.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket 10/18 & 02/19 and got supervision for both. I just got a 3rd ticket. All in diff counties. Hel

I am under 21 and am trying to avoid getting my license suspended as I work and go to school. I have done & completed supervision for the 10/18 ticket. I’m not sure if supervision is over for the 2/19 ticket. What can I do to avoid suspension?

Brandon K. Davis answered on Aug 4, 2019

If your court supervision has also ended for the second ticket (which you should be able to determine by contacting the clerk's office in the county where the ticket was issued), you are not facing a license suspension. It would take two conviction within 24 months to cause a suspension because you... Read more »

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