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I got pulled over for speeding in a school zone and had to pay $150 bond, why?

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I got a speeding ticket for speeding in a school zone, they say i was going 45 in a 20 mph zone. They told me to follow them to the station and told me i had to pay $150 and was given a court date. Why did i have to pay $150 bond? I thought that was only for criminal things? is this criminal and i just dont know and will iget my 150 back? thanx

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The minimum fine for school zone is $150. And it's a required appearance (you can't just sign the ticket and send in the money). The judge could increase the fine. You cannot get supervision. They treat school zone speeding seriously.

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You posted a bond. The money will go to attorney fees or court fines.

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Because the minimum fine is $150.00.

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The offense is not supervision eligible and conviction will result in suspension of your DL. You need a lawyer. The bond was required because of the minimum fine of $150.00. From the $150 you posted, 10% automatically goes to the clerk of the court. The remaining $135.00 can be applied to your fines and costs or assigned to an attorney as all or part of his/her fee, at your option (assuming this is a Cook County case). You should talk to an experienced criminal defense/traffic attorney. Most of us provide free consultations. www.galivanlaw.net

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