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Deborah Susan Cohen

Deborah Cohen’s Answers

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  • I got a traffic ticket for "permitting an unauthorized person to drive" and I was wondering what ate the repercussions?

    I never signed the ticket, and the way my vehicle was pulled over was due to a nightly checkpoint

    Deborah’s Answer

    If the officer appears in court, you may be fined and be place on court supervision. The ticket may also go on your driving record.

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  • I got a speeding ticket in chicago gotta go to court how much money am i gonna waste????

    i was pulled over going 41 on a 30 and got a ticket for speeding and expired license plates.. i have to go to court now and im just wondering if i have to pay the court fees if a present proof that i bought new plates and just pay for the ticket??...

    Deborah’s Answer

    There are different court costs affiliated with the dispositions of traffic matters, which vary based on whether you receive supervision vs. a conviction and if you are also assessed a fine. It is almost impossible to put an exact dollar amount on what you will be fined and what the costs will be prior to your attendance in court and without knowing your specific traffic background. Additionally, you have to be careful about not receiving 3 or more moving traffic convictions within a year, because then your license will be automatically suspended by the Secretary of State. The best advice is to consult with an attorney who can review the matter with you, determine if there are any defenses, and represent you in court.

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  • I have both "arrested DUI/dropped to reckless" and "arrested DUI/charged DUI" where does that leave me when reinstating my lic.?

    12/05 - DUI was dropped to reckless, but I still completed, DUI Counter Attack, probation, community service, etc. My second arrest for DUI was 12/07 & I was charged. I voluntarily checked into a treatment facility for (3) months & completed al...

    Deborah’s Answer

    When the 2005 DUI was reduced to a reckless, it would not count as a DUI conviction. The Secretary of State still keeps track of the 2005 arrest, however, your 2007 DUI is the only DUI that should be recognized as a conviction. You will need to check with your state regarding the requirements to reinstate your license and I recommend that you retain an attorney to assist you in the process.

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