REAL ID deadline extended to Oct. 1, 2021 amid COVID-19 outbreak
As the deadline for REAL ID Act compliance for ID's fast approaches, we hear this question often. It can be confusing to understand whether you even need a REAL ID compliant ID. This guide serves to help answer that question and provide resources where you can learn what is needed. We will be posting a … Continue reading What is a REAL ID and do I need one?
Secretary of State extends expiration of licenses, plates, and ID's for 30 days beyond expiration date amid COVID-19 closures.
(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 … Continue reading 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?
(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 … Continue reading PART 1: What Chicagoland traffic courthouses are closed because of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak?
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 … Continue reading What can I do to keep my court supervision if I got another ticket?
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 … Continue reading Why does my traffic ticket seem to suggest I owe an insane amount of money ($1,000-$2,500)?
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 … Continue reading How to sign up for email plate renewal reminders & how to handle expired registration tickets?
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 … Continue reading What should I do if I receive a ticket for causing an accident? Should I plead guilty?
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 … Continue reading What penalties can you face for 2nd time driving on suspended if 1st ticket was out of state?