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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2009, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Speeding Ticket - Need local Elgin Lawyer

Got a speeding ticket doing 80 on route 20 in Elgin. Cop gave me a court date and I need a lawyer to get me out of the speeding ticket without impacting my driving record. I can take the class and will be put on 120 days of supervision, and if no violation happens in next 120 days, the ticket won't show in my driving record. 120 days??? season just beginning, you be the judge. Any recommendations?
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You will probably get the same deal whether you hire a lawyer or not. If you hire a laywer and get the same deal you have gotten w/o one...then youre just paying extra $ for the lawyer. The only way to "get out of the ticket" is to go to trial and hope to be found not guilty. Even if they work something out by pleading it down to a lower fine, you still do the whole supervision thing if you do not want it as a conviction on your record.
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Revenue making season is beginning. All in the name of safety (my ass). The last ticket I had, went in without a lawyer, cost me $175 in fines and got 90 days supervision. This was for 76 or 77 in 55. Going in with a lawyer will give you peace of mind that the outcome will be favorable (afterall, if they suspend your license, they can't make more $$ off of you later ).
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(afterall, if they suspend your license, they can't make more $$ off of you later ).
Hahahaha....that's true, if having your license suspended actually stops you from driving or riding. If you're caught driving after that, everyone will be making more $ off of you, the State for multiple citations, the Tow Company who tows your ride, the Village/City if they have the $500 impound fee etc...

Court Costs in Dupage are $285 minimum and are all pre-set. I'm sure other Counties are the same.
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GPZ,

80 in a 55? doesnt sound like a revenue ticket to me

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Jason,

If conditions permit, 80 is normal cruising speed on many area highways... When was the last time you were on 294 and traffic was moving slower than 70/75..
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Jason,

If conditions permit, 80 is normal cruising speed on many area highways... When was the last time you were on 294 and traffic was moving slower than 70/75..
pretty much everytime

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If conditions permit, 80 is normal cruising speed on many area highways... When was the last time you were on 294 and traffic was moving slower than 70/75..
Seconded. Couple of years ago I tried driving on 294 exactly at speed limit one night (out of curiosity). Note that the traffic was light. I had to immediately get to the rightmost lane. But even then everyone was passing, often unsafely. Either that, or a cluster of cars was forming around (note 1/4 of mile front and back there were 3 clear lanes!). Fuck that. I'd rather risk a fine than my life.

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You make no mention of past history! Because that will play a factor with the decision the SA and judge make.

I am still trying to figure out why most people haven't figured out that the northern il areas i.e Woodstock, Mchenry, Elgin, Huntley,Richmond etc etc have the highest amount of speed traps in the state and produce more revenue then most city's and town in il.

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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Jason,

If conditions permit, 80 is normal cruising speed on many area highways... When was the last time you were on 294 and traffic was moving slower than 70/75..
Thirded (if thats even a word)

I'm up and down the entire length of 294 more than I'd like. Except the construction zones, if I set my cruise at 70, I'd better not be in the left lane or else. . Even in the construction zones, 60 has people flying past me like I'm parked.

Trying to drive at 55 is darn near suicidal.
http://www.autoblog.com/2006/02/28/v...-for-disaster/

TO the OP, Criminalgrrl is probably right in the run of the mill case. BUT, it depends on the circumstances and the ASA that handles your case. They do get some latitude in what they can offer. Having a lawyer on your side can help get you a more favorable outcome than the standard issue plea offer.

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Im just saying that in my experience you get a ticket when you attract the attention of the officer, a bike moving at the pace of traffic will not sitck out except for being a bike, but that is going against us no matter what speed youre riding.

Im willing to bet he wasnt just keeping up with traffic,which was probably pretty light on a sun afternoon in early spring.

and yes i totally agree that attempting to go the speed limit when everyone else is doing +20 is suicidal, and again youd attract the officers attention on that one as well.


btw all i get is static for audio on the video
and a rolling roadblock like that is a real dick thing to do of course its gonna piss people off they knew it would, youre surprised. if people can go around you they will, it is easy to adhere to a speed lower than 75 on the highway

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go to court, and plead your case. no need to hire a lawyer. tell them you had just changed out the sprokets ON YOUR OWN and thought that your speedo was adjusted correctly, but turns out it wasnt. the judge would more then likely give you a break, and still give you court supervision, and may knock it down to 90 days or so. IF your license hasnt been busted lately for speeding. the issue is some counties share info back and forth and others dont. this would be no different then speeding in a car.as long as you dont have alot of past speeders in your background u should be fine. if you do, i have a lawyers name i can pass you if you want.

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If you need a lawyer I used Robert Klein from south Elgin. he was pretty good , I used him on an appeal for an un safe start.
I am sure the people that are in law enforcement on this board
gave you good advice and will help you save money, but there is a name if you would like to use him.
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Let me know if you still need a lawyer I can send you a name and phone number tomorrow. My attorney knew the judge and prosecutor when I went to court I believe he was a prosecuting attorney for Elgin before his private practice.
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Thanks everybody for their input. After reading through the comments and comparing pros and cons, it was cheapest to plea guilty and pay the fine plus attend the safety school and get 120 days supervision from the court w/o physically going to the court. Paid $140 in fines including school fees. Now I just have to be careful for next 120 days and nothing will be in my record.
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