The following is not legal advice and is for informational purposes only: It may be possible to change your plea in certain situations. If you paid by mail and received a conviction, then many judge's will change it to a supervision if your record is not too bad. The best thing o do is contact an attorney in your county. This way not only are you educated on what is happening, the lawyer can also tell you about your options if you are suspended.
In Illinois a case must be prosecuted within 120 or 180 days. Any delays made by the Defendant or By Agreement of both are not counted toward that. Any State or Order of Court continuances are. The only way to conclusively answer your question is to see what the Judge has written on the file. Who THE JUDGE has attributed delays to is very important. Realize that you need to talk to an attorney and I am answering this question without knowing the context of the case. So do not take what I have...
Speak to an attorney who practices in traffic law. Many times attorneys can figure out whether to take on cases one by one or to consolidate them and tackle it all at once. Many of us have taken on cases like this, so it is not unusual.
There are a few ways to get a ticket off your record. If you take the case to trial and win, if the ticket is dismissed, or if you plead guilty and it is expungeable.
You should check for a lawyer in your jurisdiction. In Illinois, a license can be suspended and separate hearings in front of the secretary of state are required.
I typically counsel client's to do some AA or classes before we go to court to show that they care about the case and are taking steps to address their issues....
There's bad news and possibly good news. The bad news is that speeding is not an "intent" crime. That means it doesn't matter whether or not you meant to speed over the limit.
The possibly good news requires that you try to get a court date for your ticket. In many jurisdictions a fine at court may be less than paying the ticket outright. Also, if the police officer who wrote you the ticket does not appear, the state may dismiss the charge against you. This wouldn't happen if you paid by...
Attorney Thurston is correct in attacking in the absence of a video.
However, the State can prove a DUI based on the existence of field sobriety tests, the police officer's testimony, as well as any breathalyzer result.
Many times a video can hurt the State as often as help. A video can show your posture and determine whether the officer is exaggerating any part of his report.
This answer is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. No Attorney-client relationship is formed by this exchange.
First, it doesn't matter whether you think a fine needs to be paid. A court order needs to be followed. Unless you have already paid the fine or the math is wrong, the court has a wide discretion in coercing payment.
A Judge may simply give you more time to pay if you are experiencing a hardship. However, a Judge may also force incarceration if...