Ticket for Speeding in a school Zone

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Old Sep 26th, 2007, 01:56 PM   #1
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I received a ticket for speeding in a school zone in Woodford county, Illinois. I was clocked going 36 in what is normally a 35 speed zone. The officer that wrote the ticket wrote speeding in a school zone with children present. There were not any children present that I could see anywhere. My children who were in the car with me said the same thing. I even called the school to see what time school let out. It let out at 3:05, and my ticket was written at 3:07. I went to court today and plead not guilty and they have set a pre-trial for me October 25th. I am concerned that I may have made a mistake and should have just paid the fine and plead guilty instead. Honestly, in my heart the only thing I really feel guilty for would be going 36 in a 35, as I didn't believe I was breaking any school zone law. I don't have the money to hire an attorney and really don't want to have to pay additional court costs. I just feel like I need to stand up and share my story. I really don't want to be the naive one who is kidding herself, I just didn't know what else to do. Nor did I understand what pre-trial or trial even are. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old Sep 27th, 2007, 07:41 PM   #2
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What was the limit in effect at that time? That will be the key issue.
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Old Sep 28th, 2007, 06:26 PM   #3
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It was school zone 20 mph when children are present. I was going 36 in what normally is a 35. There were no children present.
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Old Oct 1st, 2007, 05:40 PM   #4
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Does that normally mean during school hours? Or really only when kids are their physically? Call the DA to ask as well if not clear...
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Old Mar 27th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #5
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how did this resolve? Did you end up beating the ticket?

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Old Apr 27th, 2008, 09:57 AM   #6
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you should not get into trouble in florida last year my sister had her daughter in the car on way home from school 2 blocks away mind u the speed limit is 30 a boy was going 85 and t boned her killed her and her little girl in coma still the boy was 17 did not get a ticket a person on the street said she rolled thru stop sign that was wrong what about speeding in school zone long story short his fine was 2 year probation well nicholas brunk(boy) has had 4 more speeding tickets and even brags on my space about being the speed king believe this too he has a pic of her car and says be careful when you speed i accidently killed this lady what a joke our system sucks
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Old Apr 29th, 2008, 01:01 PM   #7
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What happened with this? I just got a ticket recently for the same thing and have to go to court on 5/16. There were no flashing lights and no times listed. I didn't see any children either and there were several of us pulled over. I hope the judge lets me say a couple things if I plead not guilty. Do they give you a chance to say anything?
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You are allowed to give your version.

See also http://www.worldlawdirect.com/articl...ng_ticket.html
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Old Oct 28th, 2008, 10:33 PM   #9
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I got a ticket today in a school zone but I didnt see the flashing lights or any kids and no one was going into or out of the school it was on a highway which is 45mph and I was going 51 or so the cop says. I dont know what to do or how to get out of it I was thinking about paying the ticket but I dont want any points. I havent gotten a ticket in 6 years and im 23. when the lights are on its a 35mph zone so i dont know what to do and if there is anything i can do. It didnt help that the cop was the biggest jerk and treated me like i was stupid. As if he had never made a mistake. If yall know of anything that might help I thank you.
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