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Registration expired and Missing front license plate tickets

Discussion in 'Parking Tickets, Towing, Impound' started by Eli Dag, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Eli Dag

    Eli Dag Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Recently I was in Chicago and my registration was expired for 2 weeks or so.

    Received 2 tickets:

    1. Expired registration.
    2. Missing front plates (It looks like my front plates were loose, and they fell off when someone hit me while doing a parallel parking, later I found my plates on the curb there).

    1. Now I renewed my registration.
    2. And my plates are firmly fixed in the front.

    Do I still need to pay those tickets?

    What are my options to contest?

    P.S.
    Each tickets is for $60. It was snowing on that day and the tickets were soaked and got torn.

    Thank you beforehand!
     
  2. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    These are typically "fix-it" violations. If I were you, I'd contact the agency that issued the tickets to see if you can bring the vehicle for inspection and have the violations signed off on.
     
  3. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    You won't be able to have the expired registration signed off if it was actually expired at the time of the citation, however you can get the license plate signed off and provide proof of current registration in court to have the fine significantly reduced.
     
  4. Eli Dag

    Eli Dag Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you
    I appreciate your response.
     
  5. Eli Dag

    Eli Dag Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you so much!
     
  6. flyingron

    flyingron Active Member

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    Illinois is not California. There's no formal "correction" on the books. You'll have to take your chances with a sympathetic judge.
     
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    mightymoose Moderator

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    Interesting... No such thing as a correctable violation there? Everything goes to court?
     
  8. flyingron

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    Equipment violations in Illinois are not moving violations (i.e., no points), so I suspect most of them just get paid without being contested. But if you want to contest them, you have to go to court and the judge is under no obligation to allow retroactive compliance with the law.
     

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