Speeding 26-34 MPH over limit (625 ILCS 5/11-601.5(a)) also called misdemeanor or aggravated speeding in Illinois is a serious violation. This ticket is a Class B criminal misdemeanor (the second highest level). It is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and/or $1,500 Fine. That sounds pretty scary but let's break it down. There … Continue reading Speeding 26-34 MPH Over Limit In Illinois
What is a Traffic Warning vs. a Traffic Ticket? Learn How to Tell the Difference
This is one of our most common questions. The short answer is yes. It is a violation of your court supervision and it can lead to resentencing on your case. This could even lead to a suspension if you have had other recent violations. Even if you have violated your supervision, there are tricks you … Continue reading What if I Get a Ticket During Court Supervision?
Court supervision, to most people, is a way to keep one's record clean of an offense. It's often called many names: deferred prosecution, traffic school, dismissal, etc. While this sounds good on paper, it's important to know what exactly court supervision is so you can protect your license. The explanations that follow relate only to … Continue reading What is court supervision on a traffic ticket and will it keep my record clean?
This is a very common question we receive quite often. Before we dive in, we would like to address what court supervision is so we are on the same page: Court supervision is an alternative to conviction that allows drivers to avoid an offense being recorded to their public record. In exchange for not receiving … Continue reading Can I get traffic school with court supervision again if my second ticket is in a different county?
Typically, we imagine driver's license points as a system to determine when our license is suspended. Often, it is hard to know how many points you have and what impact, if any, they may have on your record. If you have ever pondered that, this guide is for you. In Illinois, a driver receives points … Continue reading How do Driver’s License “Points” work in Illinois and how close am I to a suspension?
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 … Continue reading What’s the difference between court supervision and a conviction?
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 … Continue reading What impact if any do written traffic warnings have on my record?