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  • What are my chances of just getting court supervision on a suspended license case?

    Here is the story. In 2012 I was court ordered to apply for SR-22 insurance which I did. In Illinois I am supposed to have it for 36 months. Well, this June I got a new car and in the process of changing insurance I was accidentally dropped from t...

    Ted’s Answer

    They might even drop it completely. If not supervision seems highly likely

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  • Driving with suspended license what can be done?

    Driving with a suspended license in dekalb county got pulled over for having a expired license plate. What can they charge me with? First time offense and 20 yrs old. I might be able to get my license back before the court date .

    Ted’s Answer

    Getting valid before your court date is a good idea. How serious the ticket is usually depends upon any prior DWS and the reason you are suspended.

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  • Have Illinois revoked lic on DUI. No other charges. What states if any will allow me to obtain lic if I live there. Western st.

    Felony conviction 1981. Sentence served

    Ted’s Answer

    The answer is none at least not until you have lived there for a year (Co and Alabama). But they you could only drive in those states. You should go to the Howlett Bldg and talk to Rhonda or Nichole to see what the requirements for reinstatement would be. Then determine if you think you can manage it on your own. Many have tried; few have succeeded.

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  • Arrested for DUI, unfortunately I have already done supervision in 2004. So this is a second arrest, odds of a plea down?

    I was pulled over for speeding, the officer asked if I knew why, I said "no" . He states I was speeding and asks for my license and registration . After giving my license and registration, he asked if I had anything to drink, I said "a little", he...

    Ted’s Answer

    Hire a lawyer. You are in a tough county. You cannot do this alone.

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  • Convicted of a dui in ga in 2004.I had an illinios d l at the time .that was suspended after 10 years why cant I get my d l back

    no fines, I was put on probatition which was revoked and spent 3 months in jail and came out free and clear. after 11 years im being told I still cannot get my d l back.I know for fact I don't owe fines court costs or anything.please some advice

    Ted’s Answer

    has nothing to do with fines, costs, probation etc. You were convicted of DUI in GA on an Illinois license. Illinois revoked you. You must satisfy the Illinois licensing requirements if you want to drive again. It's not double jeopardy because you violated the laws of two states.

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  • Should I get a lawyer ?

    I am 18 years old and have two speeding tickets under a year time period. I got a letter from the Secretary of State with the date of suspension. Which is 3 months, I need my drivers license to go to college and work. Which I can prove and get ...

    Ted’s Answer

    That is your best bet because it will take the SOS three months or thereabouts to process a permit request. It would be a waste of your time.

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  • Is there a law backing this or a case similar to this that may help me?

    I had a revoked license in Illinois. Ended up moving to Florida and obtaining my license back within that state. When I came back on vacation to Illinois I brought my motorcycle and was pulled over and received a driving on a revoked with a legiti...

    Ted’s Answer

    Your Florida license is no good in Illinois because your privileges to drive in Illinois are revoked.

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  • So if you had a owi 9 years ago it been discharged. I want to know can you get it added on from this year in 2015.

    I did not take breath test after the previous so I got a refusal they said I took a wide turn.That is because miss turn by half block so I pulled into a open lot so I can turn around.It was in state of Illinois.

    Ted’s Answer

    Yes it is considered a prior offense. Even though it was in another state and you received a successful discharge.

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  • I recvd an OWI in Iowa 9/2014. The conviction went through 4/2015. I have an Illinois drivers license. my suspension is clear

    and taken care of in Iowa. I did not refuse to blow either. Therefore, will Iowa ever report to Illinois? I have heard yes due to the DLC but I have heard many say they never do or it could be 3 plus years due to being behind? I have called an...

    Ted’s Answer

    I see hundreds of Illinois abstracts every year. A lot of them include Iowa DUI convictions.

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  • How can I reduce a class B misdemeanor speeding ticket in Cook County, IL? (26-34 over on I-290 in 55)

    This morning I received a paced speeding ticket for 32mph over in a 55mph on the I-290 expressway West Bound by Western. I was further cited for improper lane usage. The officer informed me that he had seen me from the light at congress downtown....

    Ted’s Answer

    A new law allows you to request supervision but you need a lawyer.

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