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.
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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
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