My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Illinois
One week ago, I was traveling on I-74 near the small town of Urbana, Il. driving a 40' RV, pulling a GMC envoy. Prior to entrance ramp, I moved to left lane. A small car came into the "blind-spot" of the rear view mirror and I accidently clipped the car's rear and caused it to spin out into the median. Driver to ER for precautionary reasons only. I was not hurt.
Judge will not change court date, which is mandatory. Distance from my home is 650 miles, flight schedules are difficult, since it is the Friday before Christmas.
Do I need to attempt to secure the services of an attorney ASAP prior to my appearance? The eye-witness states I was at fault. What is the average fine for such a moving violation (improper lane change) in the Urbana court system?
Many thanks for any and all assistance for a 67 yo nana!!