I recently plead not guilty on a cell phone usage charge and I was told I would have an opportunity to question the officer and I was wondering what are some good questions to ask? I ask because I do not know what to ask the police officer; if giv...
YOU should not ask the officer any questions! Why? Well, to cross examine an officer in an effective way requires astute preparation, knowledge of the law, knowledge of the facts of the case, knowledge of the courtroom your case is being heard in, honed listening skills, the ability to turn your argument on a dime, the ability to read body language and experience in the art of cross examination. However, a qualified defense attorney SHOULD ask the officer questions- that is, if after close analysis, your case should actually go to trial in the first place, rather then merely plea for a reduced penalty. If you step up in front of the judge, without a lawyer and ask inane questions, your chances of winning are very slim! Hire a qualified defense attorney. It costs ALOT of money to go in to court without proper representation!!!See question
First time offender. Very polite and respectful when doing all the officer asked of me. He told me that he had written the ticket as a "village ticket" rather than a "County" and that this would help me in court. He also told me he would not appea...
As great as it is to get advice on AVVO; the things you say here can and may be used against you later! The best way to make your life more miserable is to continue to talk in specifics about your case in a public forum like this! You have got to exercise your right to remain silent, starting at once! Next, although the officer said he was just writing you a "village ticket", it is quite possible that you may get a "surprise" in court of more serious charges. Now is the time to hire an experienced DUI defense attorney to guide you through this process and to make sure that you know exactly what you are facing.See question
yesterday my roommate and i went out to a bar and were drinking heavily. i knew i was going to get drunk and wanted to stay at my frinds house but she didnt bc she had to work early. we were in tinley park and we live in chicago. she drove, and ne...
Your first step is to realize that this ticket is NOT something that you should handle yourself! You need to hire a qualified defense attorney. In our society, "alcohol" related cases can really haunt young people for a long time. Do not make the mistake of thinking that you can just go to court, tell the judge why you think it was unfair that you got the ticket and hope for the best. This strategy rarely works. Be smart call a lawyer!See question
I was pulled over for using my cell phone in a construction zone and was given a ticket to appear in court. I am going to bring in my cell phone bill to show that I did not receive, call, text, or use the internet. Do you think this is will help; ...
Presenting your case to the judge takes more than merely showing him/her your paperwork. It takes finesse to distill everything into a cogent argument that will be persuasive. And it also takes skill to cross examine the officer who will likely be called against you at trial. It is time to hire a qualified defense attorney to do this for you!See question
Yes, you can absolutely get into legal trouble for sending or posting those pictures! Here is my 4 point suggestion to you in hopes that you will do the right thing: 1). Gather up all "those pictures." And I mean "ALL" of them; 2). Destroy and delete them forever; 3). After you destroy them, go to your local ice cream shop and have a big sundae, as you just saved yourself and others from a really bad mistake; 4). Move on with your life!See question
It's a class 4 felony charge in Illinois. Possession of drugs... Prescription drugs. First felony offense.
I whole-heartedly agree that your relative MUST obtain an attorney experienced in criminal law to take on this task. Additionally, you must understand that, when seeking a bond reduction, the bond does NOT always go down! In fact, I have seen many instances where judges have, upon further review, RAISED the bond! Bond reduction requests are not to be taken lightly and can have long term consequences on the rest of the case.See question
I want to look for jobs but I am worried it will show up on a background check. Should I try to hurry and find a job before my court date.
You should absolutely look for work! The consequences of what happened with your former employer are still pending and not yet fixed. You should not live your life on pins and needles; just because you were accused of a crime. Can your past actions come back to bite you on background checks and in other ways, "Yes!" However, legitimate attempts to find gainful employment are steps toward getting your life back on track and becoming a productive member of society.See question