Jammer in IL

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Was looking to get jammers installed but its banned in IL. Need suggestions from experienced members who live in IL and have them. Kind of skeptical, what would be the fine?
 

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Looks like a minimal fine, although it says the device can be seized. In practice, as long as you use your jammers properly, this is unlikely to ever be an issue.

Illinois - Can be confiscated at time of violation. Petty offense. Min $50 fine first offense. Min $100 for second or sebsequent.
- A Weird Note: Read Paragraph B below

(625 ILCS 5/12-613)
Sec. 12-613. Possession and use of radar or laser jamming devices prohibited.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a person may not operate or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while the motor vehicle is equipped with any instrument designed to interfere with microwaves or lasers at frequencies used by police radar for the purpose of monitoring vehicular speed.
(b) A person operating a motor vehicle who possesses within the vehicle a radar or laser jamming device that is contained in a locked opaque box or similar container, or that is not in the passenger compartment of the vehicle, and that is not in operation, is not in violation of this Section.
(c) Any person found guilty of violating this Section is guilty of a petty offense. A minimum fine of $50 shall be imposed for a first offense and a minimum fine of $100 for a second or subsequent offense.
(d) The radar or laser jamming device or mechanism shall be seized by the law enforcement officer at the time of the violation. This Section does not authorize the permanent forfeiture to the State of any radar or laser jamming device or mechanism. The device or mechanism shall be taken and held for the period when needed as evidence. When no longer needed for evidence, the defendant may petition the court for the return of the device or mechanism. The defendant, however, must prove to the court by a preponderance of the evidence that the device or mechanism will be used only for a legitimate and lawful purpose.
(e) A law enforcement officer may not stop or search any motor vehicle or the driver of any motor vehicle solely on the basis of a violation or suspected violation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-594, eff. 1-1-06; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)
 
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The fact that they can seize it is a bit sketchy, but I would not be deterred. If you use your jammers responsibly (quickly slow down then turn them off), you should have no problem whatsoever.
 

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Looks like a minimal fine, although it says the device can be seized. In practice, as long as you use your jammers properly, this is unlikely to ever be an issue.

The fact that they can seize it is a bit sketchy, but I would not be deterred. If you use your jammers responsibly (quickly slow down then turn them off), you should have no problem whatsoever.
Thank you for your response. It was really helpful. So I think I will be going for them in a momth or so.
 

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Sweet! I would highly recommend an ALP system. They're pricy, but the best performer.
 

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Another question I own a X5..... will JTK work without suspision?
Generally speaking yes you'll be fine. Brake diving isn't that apparent, especially through a lidar gun.

If you are interested - Ray's Electronics does good installs. They usually rep Escort but if you bring them an ALP system I don't see why they wouldn't help out.
 

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As others have said, just be smart about it. I mean a parking aid system ;) is not illegal to have installed in your nice shiny X5.
 

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I was pulled over (well my friend did driving my car and me in the pass seat) in IL with LIs. He had a feeling we had them but didn't keep pushing the topic and just gave us the ticket for 78 in a 65. Just slow down asap ( you can get good and slow down and turn off the system in 2-3 seconds), turn the system off and that's it
 

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Also look at TMGs. If you're worried about confiscation, they probably just take a pic w/ their phone now. Easier than cutting your heads out! TMG will serve you well. Jared's customer service is excellent.
 

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I also recommend TMG's. I have G2 quads and love them! Like has been said, if you JTK, you'll be fine. I would install them as discretely as possible whether I was in a banned area or not!
 

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Just make sure the installer places an easy to reach kill switch , it can save troubles when shot in total panic.
 

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Im in IL as well always thought about jammers but was scared but I haven't been hit with laser in years. Curious where in IL you're seeing laser
 

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Im in IL as well always thought about jammers but was scared but I haven't been hit with laser in years. Curious where in IL you're seeing laser
Well I am new to all this stuff..... my first radar will be delivered on saturday so technically dont know if they are being used or not.... why I am looking for jammers is because I travel on highways almost every weekend and my ave speed there is 110mph so just dont want to take a risk for that day where i get hit by one :D
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Also as I can see you live in Chicago suburbs, can you give me more information as what is being used the most by Leo's? What settings are you running, how much false alerts you get and what band? (Moderators apologize if I am posting radar specific question in LJ forum).
 
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Well I am new to all this stuff..... my first radar will be delivered on saturday so technically dont know if they are being used or not.... why I am looking for jammers is because I travel on highways almost every weekend and my ave speed there is 110mph so just dont want to take a risk for that day where i get hit by one :D
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Also as I can see you live in Chicago suburbs, can you give me more information as what is being used the most by Leo's? What settings are you running, how much false alerts you get and what band? (Moderators apologize if I am posting radar specific question in LJ forum).
Yea I hear ya that's where I got with laser I90.

Didn't realize the punishment is so minimal I may consider it now too

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Well I am new to all this stuff..... my first radar will be delivered on saturday so technically dont know if they are being used or not.... why I am looking for jammers is because I travel on highways almost every weekend and my ave speed there is 110mph so just dont want to take a risk for that day where i get hit by one :D
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Also as I can see you live in Chicago suburbs, can you give me more information as what is being used the most by Leo's? What settings are you running, how much false alerts you get and what band? (Moderators apologize if I am posting radar specific question in LJ forum).

As far as around here its tough K and Ka varies by departments. My town for example is only KA haven't seen single K so with JBV1 i only run KA around town and when i leave turn K on. Never seen X around Chicago so I turn that off. I dont drive in city i'm only in the burbs. Laser i turn off well because once you get the alert you're caught anyways so didnt like getting falses. KA segmention is a must for me and K narrow. Most leos with K i've seen are in 24.140-.180 I run my .120-.190.
 
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Well I am new to all this stuff..... my first radar will be delivered on saturday so technically dont know if they are being used or not.... why I am looking for jammers is because I travel on highways almost every weekend and my ave speed there is 110mph so just dont want to take a risk for that day where i get hit by one :D

You shouldn't be at those speeds without jammers. My rear laser hit was after passing a heavy tree line in the median. Two units waiting right after in the shade....
 

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I was pulled over (well my friend did driving my car and me in the pass seat) in IL with LIs. He had a feeling we had them but didn't keep pushing the topic and just gave us the ticket for 78 in a 65. Just slow down asap ( you can get good and slow down and turn off the system in 2-3 seconds), turn the system off and that's it
Was that I/O?
 

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