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New laws in Illinois increase penalties for speeding tickets

July 3, 2010
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The laws against speeding in Illinois got tougher on July 2, 2010 when Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law aimed at persons driving 100 mph or faster. The law has two important parts: Speeding 31 mph over the Limit is a Class B Misdemeanor Speeding 31 mph in excess of the limit is no […]

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New 2010 expungement law in Illinois changes eligibility and waiting periods

June 5, 2010
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State lawmakers changed the law for the expungement process in Illinois significantly in 2010. The new changes impact the eligibility of thousands of persons who have either a conviction or supervision in their background. Under the new law, the process is generally the same. The person seeking to expunge or seal a court record of […]

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I have a CDL and got a traffic ticket. Can I get supervision?

March 11, 2010
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Court supervision is the preferred disposition of a moving violation for almost anyone with a traffic court date. Supervision is not a conviction and thus it does not put points on your license. Although many traffic court judges advise defendants that after the supervision, the ticket will not be on their driving record, this is […]

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How many times can I get court supervision for traffic tickets in Illinois?

March 11, 2010
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Court supervision is the minimum sentence in Illinois and allows the charge(s) to be dismissed after a period of time and compliance with certain conditions. For most traffic law offenders, court supervision is 60-120 days (two to four months), but the standard is 90 days (three months). The court will usually sentence the defendant to […]

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How long will I lose my Illinois driver’s license for a DUI conviction?

March 9, 2010
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A conviction for violating 625 ILCS 5/11-501, the Illinois DUI law, will result in a mandatory driver’s license revocation by the Secretary of State. The law provides the following: Sec. 6-205. Mandatory revocation of license or permit; Hardship cases. (a) Except as provided in this Section, the Secretary of State shall immediately revoke the license, […]

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What are the penalties in Illinois for speeding in a school zone?

March 3, 2010
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Speeding in a school zone is a petty offense under the Illinois Vehicle Code. A petty offense is punishable by a fine only. For most petty offenses, the maximum fine in traffic court is $1,000. A ticket for speeding in a school zone is a serious traffic offense because it can result in the Secretary […]

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How many traffic tickets can I get before my Illinois driver’s license is suspended?

February 25, 2010
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Too many traffic tickets in one year will cause the Illinois Secretary of State to suspend your driver’s license. The rule is, 3 convictions for moving violations in 12 months will result in suspension. The suspension is mandatory, not discretionary. In fact, it is applied by a computer program, not a person working for the […]

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What are the penalties in Illinois for violating an order of protection?

February 21, 2010
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Violation of an order of protection is a Class A misdemeanor offense punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine. The court may also sentence the defendant to probation, counseling, and community service. Supervision is available for this offense, which means that a first offender may be eligible to have the […]

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What are the penalties for a second DUI offense in Illinois?

February 8, 2010
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A second offense for DUI in Illinois results in serious penalties including driver’s license revocation, jail for transportation a minor child, and felony charges for certain conditions.

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I got a DUI in Illinois and my license is suspended. Can I get a permit to drive during the suspension?

February 6, 2010
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Illinois law allows DUI offenders to obtain a permit to drive during the summary suspension of their driver’s licenses with a BAIID device.

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