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Derek Paul Martin

Derek Martin’s Answers

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  • I received a speeding ticket in my personal vehicle I have a CDL and got court supervision a week ago I got a red light ticket

    Derek’s Answer

    The first problem is that you should not have just paid the speeding ticket and gotten supervision. Since you have a CDL, supervision is treated as a conviction. So it will still be considered a violation and go against your CDL. You may want to consider vacating that and getting it fixed while it is still fresh. A good traffic lawyer can help.

    If you just received a red light ticket from an officer, my previous point is even more important. This second ticket cause you to lose your CDL.

    Sounds like you need a lawyer for both tickets.

    Always always always talk to a good lawyer before just paying a ticket when you have a CDL. I get calls about this everyday from CDL drivers and cannot stress that enough.

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  • How would a Indiana driver resolve a speeding ticket issued in Illinois for (60 in 45)?

    Derek’s Answer

    Read the ticket. It will tell you.

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  • Do I need a lawyer for speeding 26-34 over the speed limit on the Highway?

    Derek’s Answer

    It is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1,500 fine. If this occurred in Naperville, you will have court in Wheaton in room 1001. I can tell you from experience that the Judge there is very likely to require that you have an attorney representing your interests.

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  • Could I go to jail for getting a class b misdemeanor ?

    Derek’s Answer

    Could you? Yes, technically. Will you? Probably not if it’s only your second time ever being pulled over. Jail seems very unlikely. Hire a lawyer to represent you and he/she can tell you more details.

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  • Can a lawyer attend court for me?

    Derek’s Answer

    No, it is a criminal offense so you must attend. You’ll also want a lawyer to represent you. Talk to the lawyer about advancing your case and getting permission to travel. Your bond likely does not allow you to leave the state right now.

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  • 2nd speeding ticket in 7 months within one year?

    Derek’s Answer

    Yes they might give you supervision again. If not, they will just give you a conviction. If that happens, you can file a motion to vacate that conviction, go into court, and hopefully get supervision that way. Of course, the likelihood of that happening goes way up if you have a traffic attorney do that on your behalf.

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  • What is the bound for a misdemeanor traffic warrant in EverGreen park

    Derek’s Answer

    There is no set amount. The only way to find out is to contact the Clerk where you have court. If you were arrested in Evergreen Park then you would have court at the Bridgeview courthouse.

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  • Will the two dismissed tickets in the state of Illinois show up on my record?

    Derek’s Answer

    If a ticket is dismissed, it does not appear on your IL Secretary of State driving record (also
    known as an “abstract”).

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  • WILL I GET LOCKED UP AT COURT?

    Derek’s Answer

    You’re charged with a criminal offense. It’s advisable to have a lawyer, especially if you don’t know the court procedure and possible outcomes. Plus, a conviction can cause your license to be suspended for an even longer period of time. Call a traffic lawyer or two and ask for a free consultation. Then decide what is best for you.

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  • Why were we told a ticket was not on my 17 year olds record since she was on conditional discharge, yet it is?

    Derek’s Answer

    Conditional discharge is another name for conviction. Sounds like they’re both convictions now which explains why she is suspended. Your best is to contact a traffic lawyer who knows what they’re doing and file a motion and vacate one or both of the convictions, if possible. Removing just one of the convictions should cause the suspension to go away.

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