How to sign up for email plate renewal reminders & how to handle expired registration tickets?

To set up emailed renewal notices, you can visit https://www.ilsos.gov/greenmail/ and enter your PIN and registration ID. Where do you get these? You can call (217) 785-3000, then option 7. This is the public inquiry section. From here, you can receive your pin and registration ID over the phone if you are listed as an … More How to sign up for email plate renewal reminders & how to handle expired registration tickets?

TRAFFIC QUESTION: What’s the difference between court supervision and a conviction?

Answer:  When a traffic ticket is issued, a court case is created that can end several different ways.  Finding of not guilty, dismissal of charges, or a finding of guilty are just a few of these.  In traffic court, guilty judgments are divided into two categories: convictions and court supervisions.  In general, the big difference … More TRAFFIC QUESTION: What’s the difference between court supervision and a conviction?

What should I do if I receive a ticket for causing an accident? Should I plead guilty?

Answer: Pleading guilty to an accident ticket is almost never a good idea. These tickets, more than any other moving violation, are among the most commonly thrown out tickets in any traffic court. Prematurely pleading guilty can result in paying fines and court costs that could have otherwise been avoided. It can harm your driving … More What should I do if I receive a ticket for causing an accident? Should I plead guilty?

What impact if any do written traffic warnings have on my record?

Question: What impact if any do written traffic warnings have on my record? Answer: As far as your driving record is concerned, they don’t exist.  In my time reading many driving records and speaking to other traffic attorneys, we have never seen them appear on a driving record nor does the Secretary of State (the … More What impact if any do written traffic warnings have on my record?

What penalties can you face for 2nd time driving on suspended if 1st ticket was out of state?

  The offense is punishable as a class A misdemeanor offense. The maximum sentence under the law is $2,500 and/or up to one year in the county jail. A non-DUI related second violation for driving during a suspension will require at least 300 hours of community service.  It may be possible to secure court supervision … More What penalties can you face for 2nd time driving on suspended if 1st ticket was out of state?

Got a ticket for speeding 15mph over. How much do we owe?

Answer: As long as the ticket wasn’t issued for speeding in a school or construction zone and no other tickets were issued, the option to pay online should be available so long as it is isn’t too late. That said, if the ticket was issued very recently, you won’t likely be able to find it … More Got a ticket for speeding 15mph over. How much do we owe?

Can I do traffic school again and get court supervision?

Question Continued:  I am 20 years old and was suspended for receiving a second speeding ticket conviction.  My previous lawyer lifted the suspension and I got supervision with traffic school.  After my supervision ended, I got another ticket for a stop sign violation.  Can I get supervision and traffic school again and how likely is … More Can I do traffic school again and get court supervision?

If I don’t sign my ticket, can my license be taken by the police?

Question Continued: I got tickets for open alcohol, expired insurance (by a few hours), and speeding. Answer: They can definitely take your license.  It hasn’t been required that they take it when they issue a ticket since a law change in January of 2015 but they do have the option to take it.  This is … More If I don’t sign my ticket, can my license be taken by the police?

Q. What are the dangers of a 16 year old getting two tickets in their first 3 months of driving?

Question Cont…: The first one was for speeding and the second one was for having too many passengers in her car. A. It’s very dangerous for her to continue on this path.  The reason is that under the code, these are both moving violations and receiving too many too quickly can result in a license suspension.  … More Q. What are the dangers of a 16 year old getting two tickets in their first 3 months of driving?

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