Generally in Illinois I would say "no," as the Secretary of State and Court are separate, and your suspension was through the Secretary of State. You should know that your privileges can be suspended for Failure to Pay at the end of your sentence if the court so orders. Otherwise, you can begin the process of ending your suspension per the instructions of the Secretary of State.
Misdemeanors in Illinois can be expunged, in most cases, two years after the completion of your sentence IF no conviction entered on the case (for example, a sentence of supervision). If you have a conviction entered on the case you MAY be eligible to seal the case three years after the termination of a sentence.
Your question is a little non-specific. He will get a deal of some sort, in the sense that the State will certainly make an offer. The question is what will the offer be.
Given what you have told us here, it is certainly possible he will get a reduction, maybe even one that does not include prison time. I can't say i believe it is likely he wont get probation of some sort- even if it were reduced all the way down to a misdemeanor most State's Attorneys will want probation. The...
Different courts deal with this differently. In adult court, the recommendations are usually considered only in the sense that it gives the judge an idea about the services a particular defendant may need if they are given probation. Most judges do not even ask for a recommendation other than that in adult court.
In juvenile court the recommendations are much more detailed and the court and the parties do use them as a framework to put a deal together.
Hope this helps,
As long as the letter was clean and not threatening, this is in fact a very common thing for people to do. I must see it in my practice three or four times a year. I certainly wouldn't call it stupid.
In fact, it happens so often that there is a protocol for dealing with it in criminal court. If a letter is addressed to the judge by someone other than the defendant (victim's write these letters, too) the judge will generally give it to the parties and not even keep a copy. Both attorneys...
I think you absolutely need a lawyer. Apart from the family law issues answered above, Reckless is a misdemeanor which means it is punishable by jail time, probation, etc, not just fines like a traffic ticket. You could also end up with a suspended license.
You should be very careful about trying to handle this situation on your own.
The behavior you describe is certainly enough to file a petition to violate your probation and bring it to hearing. Let's presume, for the purposes of your question, that you are found in violation of the sentence.
In that case it is possible you ca be re-sentenced under the guidelines of your arraignment. What sentence is given depends on many factors, not just a "yes/no" of violation. Some of the factors are the length of time you were on probation, the compliance with the orders...
The problem you have is that the BAIID is an administrative sanction and not subject to the rules of the court which sentenced you. It is monitored by the Illinois Secretary of State. When you accepted the device and the permit to drive that came with it you agreed to follow the administrative rules of the program.
In the end, you can only be honest in any response. Dishonestly in these situations often carries more of a potential penalty than the device result indicating you had been...
You should go to court because you may be able to negotiate a change in the charge, thus reducing the minimum fine. Generally speaking, it is unlikely you would win at a trial on the merits in a traffic court.