Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
A couple of things you may do are as follows: if you reported the vehicle stolen before the stop on the thief, you might prevail on that point. Additionally, if the officer indicates that he stopped another individual, not you, this can be grounds for a dismissal. The officer should be able to ID the actual driver, and if it is not you, you should be home free.
Answer Applies to: Illinois