Received a cell phone ticket. It says Local Ordinance 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2(b). Is this considered a moving violation? Should I go to court and try to negotiate a lower offence and not risk getting it on my record. I just recently paid a moving violation ticket and requested supervision. So I don't want to jeopardize both tickets getting on my record. Please advise.
What you cite is not a local ordinance but a state violation. However, first time violation of use of a cell phone is not a moving violation and should not affect your prior case. It is up to you whether to handle this on your own or seek counsel but it might be a good idea to be represented, given you now have 2 citations in a year, even though one is not for a moving violation.
Although AVVO describes this site as providing free legal advice, it is really a simple Q&A forum. The volunteer attorneys provide general answers. No specific legal advice is given here and no attorney-client relationship is established. For precise direction and legal advice, please consult in person with an attorney in your area. Be sure to bring all relevant paperwork with you.
Yes you absolutely should go to court to attempt to reduce the charges or Supervision. If you have other issues on your Driving record then you should contact a local lawyer to assist you in this case. Best of luck to you
This answer is being provided by Bradley L. Schencker Attorney at Law licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. Answers are given as a general reply to a public question. All answers are general in nature and every situation has different facts that may greatly alter the reply to your question. In all situations unless specifically stated you should consult an attorney to review your situation. This reply does not create an attorney client relationship and no expectation of confidently should be expected. This answer is intended for informational and advertising purposes only. Nothing on this site is intended to be, nor takes the place of, legal advice. “Advertising Material”
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.
Years licensed, work experience, education
Peer endorsements, associations, awards
Publications, speaking engagements