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  • How do I reinstate my Illinois license if I live in Indiana?

    I got a OWI in Indiana, they suspended my license for 3 months but I got a letter from security of state Illinois saying that it's revoked.

    Ted’s Answer

    You must have provided them with an Illinois license or Illinois address. Therefore, they have revoked your driving privileges. Indiana will not issue you a license or if you already have one, you will find it difficult to renew it until you have a hearing with the SOS. If you live in another state you can submit a packet or come in person. Either way you should use a lawyer who does not just DUI but also driver's license reinstatement.

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  • Hello, I got a speeding ticket for going 30 mph over He didn't take my license, but only wrote bond amount, not other cost

    I want to know if I can lose my license or how much I may have to pay since he didn't write a ticket cost and if I may have anything else that I may have to do

    Ted’s Answer

    Math Klahn in Sterling. (815) 626-1500

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  • I was driving 26mph above the speed limit on the highway. How much is the speeding ticket would I have to pay?

    I have never gotten a ticket in my life and I had my license for over 5 years now. I had only gotten a speeding warning few months ago by Cook county officer. And got this ticket by County of Dupage officer. I know this is a class B misdemeanor bu...

    Ted’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Hoffman that you could probably receive supervision. One thing to keep in mind is that 26 over is no longer a traffic offense. It's a crime. A lawyer could probably get the speed reduced. I suggest you contact one who regularly appears in the courthouse where your ticket is situated.

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  • Information on my fiancé, arrested for driving on a revoked license.

    So my fiance has had passed Arrests. He's had 2 DUI's. The last one has been about 5 years or so go. He hasn't tried to get his license back due to the expense and that I drive, other than this time. I was sick, I know is no excuse. He was pulled ...

    Ted’s Answer

    TJ Parrish is an excellent Mt Vernon defense lawyer and on AVVO.

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  • What kind of penalties should I expect to receive from my situation?

    I'm 19 years old living in Illinois and attending college. I am a first time offender and have a clean record. Yesterday I was stopped by police for having a broken registration light. Upon coming to my car, however, they smelled marijuana and dec...

    Ted’s Answer

    Lucky for you they didn't test for marijuana. Under Ill law, they do not have tp prove you were high. Any amount in your blood breath or urine is a DUI. The underage charge will result in a 6 month suspension if you are convicted and 3 if you receive supervision. You should contact a lawyer there who can minimize the damage.

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  • What are the consequences of getting 2 drinking tickets? They were in different states.

    I got an MIP (drinking ticket) in Michigan and went through a first offenders program to get it off my record. I completed the program and it was taken off my record. I then got another drinking ticket in Wisconsin about 8 months after the first one.

    Ted’s Answer

    For each offense that is reported to Illinois as a conviction, your license will be suspended for 6 months so you could face a one year suspension. If they are reported and if they are convictions.

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  • Why is my driver's abstract for court purposes completely clear even though I had to go traffic court?

    I was pulled over for not stopping at stop sign and then realized I had an expired DL. I showed up with a new DL at court and was not required to pay any fines. The judge asked me to show her my newly issued and then I was free to go. I even went ...

    Ted’s Answer

    The cases were dismissed. That is why there was no fine. The abstract does not show dismissed tickets. The clerk does not even report them. Clerk only reports convictions, supervision and ex parte failure to appear.

    625 ILCS 5/6-204.

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  • Can I get my license reinstatement fee waived?

    Last July I got a speeding ticket in TN, I live in IL so I paid the ticket before the court date. Recently got pulled over in IL for a suspended license. Called TN, they said they never submitted court abstract/receipt of paid ticket to IL Sec. Of...

    Ted’s Answer

    I don't understand what reinstatement fee there would be. if you only had a failure to appear suspension and it has since been removed there is no fee due. I would suggest you contact your nearest informal hearing facility and ask them what if anything you need to do to get valid.

    https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dah_ih70.pdf

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  • I need a lawyer to get my license back. I need to know if there are any available to take payments

    I had my license. I was reinstated then 2 years later I got a letter in the mail revoking my license from a case in 1998. I had several hearings about the incident. At the last hearing they told the reason I got it back the first time is because t...

    Ted’s Answer

    It sounds like they uncovered a DUI conviction they didn't know about your first time through and re-revoked you. I would suggest you contact Tom Speedie in Nashville whose practice is exclusively Secretary of State matters. I don't believe you can sort this out without some help.

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  • If my car was towed while my boyfriend was driving with no license, what are my options?

    My boyfriend has a suspended license and was driving my car while I was at work. He was pulled over for no seatbelt and was given a ticket for driving on suspended, no seatbelt, no insurance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The cop wrote his...

    Ted’s Answer

    You should consult a local lawyer to explore your options such as innocent owner.

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