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The cost of tickets in Illinois have increased in recent years. The hope is that higher fines will make people think twice about speeding. Currently the cost of tickets in Illinois are as follows:
A standard speeding ticket generally does not carry with it a requirement that a person appear in court. However, if that speeding ticket is for speed in excess of 15 mph over the limit or for failure to carry proof of insurance you may be required to appear in court.
Speeding tickets and other moving violations such as running a red light will remain on your driving record for four to five years from the date of conviction. If the ticket is the basis for a suspension or revocation of your driving privileges then it will remain on your record for a minimum of seven years from the date that your privileges are reinstated.
Court supervision is an alternative to a conviction for a traffic violation. When a judge grants court supervision a person is placed under the court’s jurisdiction for a period of time ranging from 6 months to 2 years. In addition you may be required to pay a fine or attend traffic safety school or both. So long as you successfully complete the order of supervision a judgment of conviction on your ticket will not be entered and it will not appear on your driving record.
If you have received a statutory summary suspension or otherwise had your license suspended or revoked you may be able to get your license back. Many times having an experienced attorney on your side who can lead you through the process will make a huge difference in your chances for success. Besides paying all of your fines and completing any court mandated counseling or other programs, you will have to travel to Springfield for a hearing. This hearing is your chance to present your case as to why the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office should reinstate your license.