At school someone reported the incident and I am charged with failure to provide information. Although the damage was less than $500 and I am not being charged for a misdemeanor I am only being charged for failure to provide information. If I do n...
You are not required to hire an attorney, but an attorney can certainly ensure this situation is handled properly. Under these circumstances, there may be certain procedural decisions (i.e. setting the case for trial) that can provide you with an advantage in Lake County, if this is where the offense occurred. Best of luck.See question
So my girlfriend got 4 traffic tickets at different times between 2014-2015. She did not go to any of the court dates or filled out any paperwork therefore has a suspended license. Question is is there a way to go back to court at once for all 4 t...
You can file a motions to vacate on all of the tickets, or at least on the most costly tickets. If they were issued by different police departments, it may not be possible to bring them all into court at the same time. Go to the Clerk's Office and they will be able to advise you on your options. Having the fines/court costs waived will be unlikely except under limited circumstances, but the judge and/or prosecutor may be willing to reduce the amounts. For example, if she was issued an insurance ticket and can show proof that she was insured at the time of the citation, that could be dismissed. Be sure to get all necessary information from the Secretary of State first to determine which tickets are holding up her driving privileges. Hiring an attorney is advisable but it sounds like, financially, that may not be an option. Best of luck.See question
I was driving home and at the last second realized my spees.He than gave me a court date. This is my first time ever getting pulled over. How much will I be looking at in fines?
You are facing a Class B misdemeanor with a maximum $1,500 fine plus court costs and 6 months in jail. Although the maximum fine or jail time is extremely unlikely under most scenarios, the point is that the fines and costs can be very high. You need to talk directly to a local attorney to discuss your case. Avoiding a criminal conviction along with minimizing additional consequences is a top priority, especially at such a young age. Best of luck.See question
Ok. I shoplifted few stuff from seporah and i got caught so they contacted my mom and she paid 15times of the product. My mom didnt gave them of my personal information.. Im 16and would this be on my record?? Would this affect my college applic...
If you were not arrested (or ticketed) and if your personal information was never provided to the retailer or police, I do not see how this would end up on your record.See question
Got a ticket for no insurance, went to court and asked for a continuance, going to court with insurance but not for the day I got pulled over
As long as you do not have a prior insurance ticket, late compliance will likely result in a sentence of court supervision, rather than a conviction (which would suspend your license). You will pay a fine and the Secretary of State will require that you obtain SR-22 insurance.See question
I recently got a ticket for doing 107 in a 70 it is my first ticket in three years what can happen to me and my license?
Speeding 35 or more over the limit is a Class A Misdemeanor in Illinois. Every county, court house, judge and prosecutor can handle these cases differently. Your prior driving record a very important factor in how this situation can be resolved. You should speak with a local attorney, such a Springfield attorney that has responded to your question here, to discuss your case. The primary goal is to avoid a criminal conviction. A conviction for this offense will result in a license suspension in Illinois if you are over 21 years old and have 2 additional convictions within the last 12 months (or if under 21, one additional conviction within the last 24 months). Best of luck.See question
About 5 months ago I went to court for a cannabis charge, and the judge ruled court supervision. But I meet with a probation officer once a month where she often refers to it as "probation" as well. I am just wanting clarification on the two, an...
Court supervision is NOT a conviction, while probation is a conviction. Convictions are made part of your public record. The person you are meeting with is likely monitoring your period of court supervision to verify your compliance with any conditions that were a part of your sentence (i.e. community service, payment of fines).See question
2 years ago in Illinois Got a ticket for driving while my passenger had a open alcohol paid the ticket... Now I want it sealed, or removed
It is not possible to expunge/seal the offense on your driving record. It may be possible to file a motion to vacate the conviction and request court supervision. If successful, this would prevent the offense from appearing on your public driving record, but it would still appear on your court purposes driving record. However, this is only possible under certain limited circumstances and there are no guarantees. Contact a local attorney to discuss your options.See question
I got a 103 in a 65 but he didn't arrest me or take my license.. I live in Illinois and this is my first speeding ticket ever
Speeding 35 or more over the posted limit is charged as a Class A misdemeanor under Illinois law. In other words, this is a criminal offense. The maximum penalty is $2,500 fine and 12 months in jail. While the maximum penalties are extremely unlikely for a first offense, you should contact a local attorney to discuss your case to ensure this matter is handled properly. Avoiding a criminal conviction is a top priority. Best of luck.See question
My boyfriend Nick got a overweight ticket. The trailer can carry 80,000 pounds, we don't understand why the driver has to pay the ticket. Please email me at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Unfortunately, this is a very common issue. Depending on the company's policy and/or any agreement between you boyfriend and his employer, the driver is typically held responsible. However, in Chicago, for example, overweight violations are often written in both the company name and driver's name. They are held jointly and severally liable for the fine. You should speak directly to an employment lawyer and a traffic lawyer to represent your boyfriend on the citation. It is often possible to negotiate a reduction of the fine.See question