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    Speeding Ticket Question

    I recently got a speeding ticket in Illinois. I do not have a lot of experience in this area so I thought I would see if anyone knew anything about fighting them. I for sure was speeding but I had heard somewhere that if the cop makes a typo about your personal information then the ticket is null and void. He put down my birthday as 1-21 instead of 1-12. Does anyone know if that is true? If it's not, I will just pay it because I haven't had a ticket for 5 years and it was only $75, but I thought if I could get out of it, might as well, right?



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    Re: Speeding Ticket Question

    Tickets years ago were dismissed for small errors but that is not the case anymore.

    You got caught. Take your lumps and move on.



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    Re: Speeding Ticket Question

    I don't know about that, but I do know you can take a class and remove 1 ticket a year in Illinois. I took remote class in ankeny for a speeding ticket I received in Illinois.



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    Re: Speeding Ticket Question

    How long does a ticket stay on your record?



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    Re: Speeding Ticket Question

    Quote Originally Posted by dundermifflin View Post
    I don't know about that, but I do know you can take a class and remove 1 ticket a year in Illinois. I took remote class in ankeny for a speeding ticket I received in Illinois.
    This is exactly right - if you can do this, DO IT!!! It's worth the extra $35 to keep it off your record and away from insurance companies.

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    How long does a ticket stay on your record?
    You need to ask your insurance company how far they check back, but usually, once you're a customer, it's a year to year thing for them...


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    Re: Speeding Ticket Question

    a typo on a traffic ticket isn't really a defense. you'll end up wasting your time and paying more if you contest it. why bother. you're admittedly guilty and it's only $75. in my experience, speeding tickets in wisconsin start at $200.


    Quote Originally Posted by rhillary View Post
    I recently got a speeding ticket in Illinois. I do not have a lot of experience in this area so I thought I would see if anyone knew anything about fighting them. I for sure was speeding but I had heard somewhere that if the cop makes a typo about your personal information then the ticket is null and void. He put down my birthday as 1-21 instead of 1-12. Does anyone know if that is true? If it's not, I will just pay it because I haven't had a ticket for 5 years and it was only $75, but I thought if I could get out of it, might as well, right?



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    Re: Speeding Ticket Question

    I got out of a ticket once because the cop scheduled the court date for a holiday. I was all ready to fight it but then they dismissed it.

    I agree with the others, though. A minor typo on a birthdate is not going to get them to toss it. Pay the fine and move on.



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    Re: Speeding Ticket Question

    How about you just admit you broke the law, pay the fine and try not to get caught again?


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    Re: Speeding Ticket Question

    It depends on how far back you want to look. ISU looks at the past year to determine if someone can drive a university vehicle, I think most insurance companies look at the past 2 or 3 years or more. Citations, I believe, are sealed after 7 years but they are always there.



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    Re: Speeding Ticket Question

    I had a relative get a ticket dismissed because his birthday was recorded wrong. He showed up to court, and they had no record of him.



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    Re: Speeding Ticket Question

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    How about you just admit you broke the law, pay the fine and try not to get caught again?
    I tried not to get caught the first time!

    I think I am going to look into taking the class, but I also might not because I don't suspect I will get caught speeding too much more in the future, I usually don't speed....well, atleast no more than 5 over.

    Thanks everyone for your help!



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    Re: Speeding Ticket Question

    I drove to Chicago from Iowa City every week for 3 years. I typically pegged the cruise at 7.5mph over the speed limit. Got pulled over a couple times on 88, but no tickets.



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    Re: Speeding Ticket Question

    It's a little late now, but this is what you should have tried to do

    Man prank calls 911 to get out of traffic ticket | St. Louis Area News | KMOV.com | St. Louis, MO

    Guy tried to get out of a speeding ticket by reporting a fake robbery near by in hopes that the officer would have to respond to that call... Good stuff

    Bet his ticket cost a little more now...


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    Re: Speeding Ticket Question

    I fought a ticket. The cop didn't show up and I ended up making a deal for a very small ticket.


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