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Ive never been to court before...I received a speeding ticket

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I've never been to court before...I received a speeding ticket in September of 2012 in Lake County going 85 on a 55 (Highway). About 2 weeks ago, I got pulled over on the Skokie Highway going 61 on a 45 (right where it switches from 55 to 45). However, I did safety school back in the winter. How do I go about asking for Court Supervision? I have never been to court before and I do not know the formalities. Do I need a lawyer?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  LegalEagle1 replied 1 year ago.
When you say "Lake County," I assume you are referring to Lake County, Illinois. Is the second ticket also in Lake County?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes, it is.

Expert:  LegalEagle1 replied 1 year ago.
How was you last ticket resolved. Usually people attend traffic school as part of court supervision. Did you use the court supervision option on that ticket?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

When I went to pay the ticket, they suggested I just plead guilty and ask for traffic school, which I completed in the Winter.

Expert:  LegalEagle1 replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for that additional information.

The process you went through for your last ticket is the method that one would take to do Court Supervision. You should confirm with court clerk that what you did on your last ticket was Court Supervision. I am certain it was, but you should check to be 100% certain.

Since it appears you had court supervision for a violation committed within the previous 12 months from the date of the ticket in this case you are not eligible to defer that ticket through court supervision.

You ask if you need a lawyer. I suggest that contact an experienced traffic attorney who practices in Lake County. The will be familiar with the court's policies and can advise you as to what you should expect if you are convicted. They should also be able to advise as what other options you may have. Also many times attorneys are able to persuade the prosecutor to dismiss or amend a ticket to a lesser offense which enables a person to avoid harsher consequences.

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