PART 2: How can I find out my new court date if it has been cancelled by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak while still practicing social distancing?

(If you haven’t seen PART 1 about which cases are being rescheduled and when you should expect a new court date, please read it BEFORE READING ON) First, we hope that you are healthy and that your family is well.  During these difficult times, we know that a minor traffic citation is not always your … More PART 2: How can I find out my new court date if it has been cancelled by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak while still practicing social distancing?

PART 1: What Chicagoland traffic courthouses are closed because of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak?

(AFTER READING, see PART 2 about how to look up your case) First, we hope that you and your family are healthy and safe.  These are difficult times and we are forced to make adjustments.  It is our hope that we might take one minor concern off your mind with this article while helping facilitate … More PART 1: What Chicagoland traffic courthouses are closed because of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak?

What can I do to keep my court supervision if I got another ticket?

For those of you who are unaware, court supervision is essentially a promise that you won’t violate any criminal, ordinance, or traffic laws during the supervising period in exchange for the ticket not being on your public driving record.  It is also a promise that you will pay all fines and court costs as well … More What can I do to keep my court supervision if I got another ticket?

What can I do to keep my court supervision if I got another ticket?

For those of you who are unaware, court supervision is essentially a promise that you won’t violate any criminal, ordinance, or traffic laws during the supervising period in exchange for the ticket not being on your public driving record.  It is also a promise that you will pay all fines and court costs as well … More What can I do to keep my court supervision if I got another ticket?

Why does my traffic ticket seem to suggest I owe an insane amount of money ($1,000-$2,500)?

Fear not!  This value does not represent the amount that you owe on the ticket.  Rather, this value represents the sum of money you will owe in the event that you fail to comply with the requirements of the ticket. How does this work?  When giving a ticket, the officer can allow you to leave … More Why does my traffic ticket seem to suggest I owe an insane amount of money ($1,000-$2,500)?

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?

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?