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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Why does my daughter have a ticket for an accident where she was the only person or vehicle involved in Illinois

My daughter was traveling through Illinois on her way back to Arkansas from seeing a friend. She Hydroplaned on the freeway after hitting standing water going 55 in a 65 she went off the road and totaled her car and she got a traffic ticket. No other vehicles or personnel were involved. It was... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Jan 6, 2021

Because it’s arguable that she failed to maintain control over vehicle, failed to reduce speed to avoid an accident, drove too fast for conditions and other possible violations. The state has to prove those but the fact that it was a one vehicle accident does not constitute a defense

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Will my license get suspended? I’m 16 and this is my first offense.

I was given a ticket for going over the speed limit at 23 MPH. The ticket does say court is not required. Will my license get suspended.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Dec 26, 2020

You are allowed two moving violation convictions every 24 months when you are under 21. I do not suggest just paying this ticket. Even though the ticket is marked No Appearance Required, you must appear in court and request Court Supervision at the very least. You will be required to pay a higher... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got pulled over for speeding. I was going 23 MPH over the limit. I’m 16. First offense. Will my license be suspended?

This is my first offense ever. I’m 16 and the ticket says no court is required. Will my license be suspended..

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

No but it can extend your GDL restrictions for another 6 months.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Hello i am 16 years old and have gotten my second ticket within a 3 month period

I was pulled over in Illinois and have been approved for court supervision on the first ticket the second I have just received. what are the consequences? The first ticket was 22 over and I have already paid the fine. The second was 96 in a 65 and have a mandatory court date on January 27th. Should... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Dec 15, 2020

The new ticket is a criminal offense. Aggravated speeding 26-34 mph over the posted limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Technically, that offense may be punished by up to 6 months in jail and a $1,500 fine. Given your recent prior speeding ticket and the nature of the new offense, you (or a parent)... Read more »

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Q: I got a ticket for speeding (80 m/h in a 65 m/h zone at night, no workers) in TX, but my driver license is issued in IL

I called the judge and she told me I need to pay $184. Will this affect my points or insurance in Illinois?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Dec 10, 2020

I have already previously answered this questions, so please refer to that answer. Bottom line, you need to hire an attorney licensed in Texas to assist you and you must tell that attorney that you are licensed in Illinois and need the ticket amended.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: A ticket for speeding in TX will affect my points or insurance in Illinois?

got a ticket for speeding (80 m/h in a 65 m/h zone at night, no workers) in TX, but my driver license is issued in IL

I called the judge and she told me I need to pay $184

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Dec 10, 2020

You really should hire an attorney licensed in Texas to handle this matter for you. If you just pay the ticket, it will be reported to Illinois and your insurance company will find out about it. You need to have this ticket amended to a non-moving violation. When you speak with the Texas attorney,... Read more »

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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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
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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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
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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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
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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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
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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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
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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