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Author: bigdan195 One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1041  
Subject: Illinois > Speeding ticket Date: 7/19/2009 9:10 PM
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Not sure if this is correct place to ask this question, but here goes:

We live in Illinois. My son is 20 years old. He got a speeding ticket 2 weeks ago. Almost 2 years ago, he was in a minor car accident, and got a ticket. He paid the fine, and went to traffic school for a 4 hour class to have the ticket removed from his record.
In addition, 4 years ago, right after he got his licence at age 16, he veered off the road onto the gravel to avoid an oncoming car, but the cop gave him a ticket anyway. He paid the fine and went to traffic school for that as well.

Is anybody familiar with the laws in Illinois regarding driving and keeping (or losing) your license? I went to DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) web sitesite for State of Illinois, but it is very complicated to understand and follow.

It is so confusing, we don't know what action to take. If he pleads guily, and pays the fine, if he gets another ticket in the next 24 months (I think), he loses his license. However, when we call the circuit clrks office, and explain the situation, they suggest that we can pleade not guilty, go before a judge, and the judge will say he is in fact guilty and put him under court supervision for 6 months. If he gets no tickets in the 6 month period, the latest ticket is removed from his record.

However, we are hesitant to do this based on what one person said on the telephone.

Best bet might be for us to go talk to an attorney for a 1 hour consultation to determine course of action.

However, if somebody is familiar with the laws in Illinois regarding this, any and all input is appreciated. Thanks
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