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I have a quick traffic ticket question. I received a ticket in il, and the color is listed wrong on the ticket. If I go to court will they throw it out? Also, if I pay how many tickets do I need to increase my insurance rates.

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I received a traffic ticket for not stopping at a stop light. The color of my car is not listed correctly. I am in il, if I go to court will the ticket be thrown out? Also, how many tickets do I need before my insurance rates go up?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Chicago, illinois

Lawyer's Assistant: Do you need to appear in court?

The ticket says yes, but when I called they said I could just pay online.

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Traffic Lawyer: ScottyMacEsq, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. What type of ticket is it? That is, speeding, etc... or parking (is it a moving or nonmoving violation)?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
It is a ticket for not stopping at a stop light.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Sorry for late response. Had issues with the web site.
Traffic Lawyer: ScottyMacEsq, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

My apologies too, as the internet was not working for me. This would be a traffic violation. A traffic violation of any kind can lead to serious penalties, especially when the violations start piling up. If you are charged with failure to obey a stop sign, you may respond with one of three options:

  • Pleading guilty, paying a fine of $75, and receiving a conviction that negatively affects your driving record and your insurance premiums; or
  • Pleading guilty, taking a driving class, paying a fine of $175, and receiving a sentence of Court Supervision, which does not have a negative affect on your driving privileges; or
  • It can also be up to 20 points on your license, which is reported and seen by insurance companies.


The answer to your question is that even ONE violation can increase your insurance. If you can do a "deferred adjudication" or some other pretrial diversion program, that would be the best option for you. Otherwise, you might be on the hook for a lot more fees than just the fee for the ticket.

I know this is probably not what you wanted to hear, but it is the law. I hope that clears things up anyway. If you have any other questions, please let me know. If not, and you have not yet, please rate my answer AND press the "submit" button, if applicable.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Is there a chance they will throw out the ticket because there is a mistake on the ticket?
Traffic Lawyer: legal, Attorney replied 11 months ago
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
There is a mistake on my ticket. The color is,listed wrong. Will the ticket be thrown out. Also, I haven't received another ticket from an officer, but have had red light violations which I needed to pay. I don't know if they will negatively impact my car insurance. So far it has not gone up. Police haven't stopped me in over 10 years.
Traffic Lawyer: legal, Attorney replied 11 months ago

Unfortunately errors as to the color of the car, incorrect dates, etc, are all considered clerical/scrivener errors and the courts have held that does not go to the merits of the case and thus is not sufficient to void the ticket.

I am sorry I don't have better news but I don't want to get your hopes up. A ticket can be thrown out if the police officer does not appear at the hearing, if there is evidence (witnesses) that the officer erred in judgment, whether there was an obstruction (fallen branch, defective lights, etc) that caused the issue.

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