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David Alan Zipp

Fox Lake Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Does my fiance have to appear before a judge for a DUI?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Brian E. Small
    3. Ted Harvatin
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    5. David J. Winer
    5 lawyer answers

    The first thing I would advise is to have him communicate with the Lake County State's Attorney to advise that he is currently incarcerated in Minnesota so the County (or perhaps Village if this is a municipal case) does not issue issue a warrant or if one has been issued (most likely), they may choose to quash it, Eventually he is going to have to deal with this DUI and as the other attorney already explained, he is going to have to make a personal appearance in Lake County. I have seen...

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  2. What are the laws regarding sexual consent with an alcohol induced partner?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Charles Shinkle Watson
    4. David Scott Olshansky
    4 lawyer answers

    Your question is a fact pattern with a lot of variables. It is always consent until someone alleges it is not consent is probably the easiest answer. I do not know if this will be helpful to you, but I recently found this webpage that does an excellent job of summarizing various sexual assault and consent laws in Illinois: http://www.northwestern.edu/womenscenter/issues-information/sexual-assault/defining-sexual-assault.html I hope this helps answer your questions. Good luck.

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  3. My 16 yr. old received a speeding ticket going 87 mph in a 55mph (32 mph over limit) How to prepare for court? What to expect?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. Harold L. Wallin
    3 lawyer answers

    You have several issues going on here. The first is is that going 31 MPH over the posted limit is now a Class B Misdemeanor in Illinois. The potential penalty for a class B Misdemeanor is up to 180 days in jail and a maximum fine of $1,500. The offense is categorized as a Class B misdemeanor, which means it is treated as seriously as criminal trespassing, possession of cannabis (2.5 to 10 grams), and various identity theft laws. In short, this is not something to try to wing on your own....

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  4. I have filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy and I owe my brother $20,000.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Michael Avanesian
    3. Asaph O. Abrams
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    5. William Dean Lohrman
    6. ···
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    This is not a jail issue. You can re-affirm his debt, but you are not breaking any law here. The Illinois legal aid website is an excellent web reference for Chapter 7 questions. This might be helpful http://www.illinoislegalaid.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.dsp_content&contentID=8152# He can get an attorney who will likely draw up a reaffirmation of the debt for you to execute but do let this stress you out. Best of luck.

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  5. My girlfriend is charged with my crime. Is there any way I can admitted to the crime and get her charges dropped?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Joshua Sachs
    3. David B Pittman
    4. Scott Stewart Finger
    5. Robert Edward Fenster
    5 lawyer answers

    Did you do the crime? If so, you certainly can contact the prosecuting attorney and admit to this. Be cautioned that if your girlfriend did commit the crime and/or she was an accomplice, you could end up yourself in trouble and not do a thing to assist her. She should speak to her attorney and obtain discovery from the prosecutor. If you are implicated in any way, it will likely be in the discovery. I admire your nobility here sir, but be very careful and consult with an attorney and...

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  6. Can the school share my personal information with another child's parent who's has no involvement and my parents gave no consent

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Constantine D. Buzunis
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4 lawyer answers

    As an attorney and an elected member of my local school board, I have to echo Ms. Goldstein's comments. However, what you are describing is certainly grounds for your folks to reach out to the Superintendent for additional information, clarification, and explanation. If you and your parents are not satisfied with the results from this meeting, you can always address the local Board of Education at there next posted meeting. The Board is composed of citizens from the community who are the...

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  7. Am I eligible for court supervision in Illinois after two car accidents?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Younes
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. David Alan Zipp
    4. Kevin Coluccio
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    I live and practice in Lake and McHenry counties and would be happy to give you a free consultation regarding your tickets. It is possible to obtain supervision, especially as both cases, especially if you have not been on supervision in the last year. As has been advised, make sure you are coordinating with your insurance company as well. Also you should be aware that you already have an attorney (of a sort) in the form of the insurance company which will handle the traffic accident...

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  8. Notarized paper

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. David Alan Zipp
    3. Stephen Samuel Messutta
    4. Eric Jerome Gold
    4 lawyer answers

    You have a lot more to the story I am sure, and in that information will be the answer to your question. By itself, the notarized paper is not much, however, if you relied upon this notarized agreement and prepared you divorce paperwork according to this agreement, you might have a case. The key will be what reliance you (and she) if any this document created in the divorce proceedings. For example, did you agree to leave the shared home and than did so in reliance on this document? I...

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  9. Section 513 Post Divorce Decree!

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dean Taradash
    2. David Alan Zipp
    3. Peggy M. Raddatz
    4. Gordon Stanley Nelson
    4 lawyer answers

    I echo the other fine attorneys who have posted. Consult an attorney. Your divorce order is pretty generous to order continued child support payments for a child off in college, but if that is what was agreed to by your ex, he may be stuck with that. Child support is set on the income of the payer and it is quite common to complete 11.02's by both sides. It is against the law to file a false financial affidavit and I have seen folks be held in contempt for doing so. Make sure you follow...

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  10. How can I get a non-custodial parent to sign over their rights?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Gary L. Schlesinger
    2. David Alan Zipp
    3. Peggy M. Raddatz
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
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    I would urge you to consult an experienced family attorney. Your child's father can indeed sign away much if not all of his rights to his own child, but this will not likely affect his child support obligation. The "rights" are regarding decision making abilities such as educational permission and consent for the child to have medical treatment. Also these "rights" are largely custody and visitation focused. You are writing that your child is receiving taxpayer subsidized medicaid and...

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