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David Alan Zipp

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  • How can I get this case dismissed?

    I live in Round lake black Il, this morning I was driving down the road to work, and a police officer was walking away from a traffic stop, he was not looking up, and walked right in front of me as I looked over to the other lane to check if it wa...

    David’s Answer

    I routinely practice at the Round Lake Beach branch court where your case will be heard. I would be happy to give you a free consult. Please feel free to email me a scan of your ticket or fax it to me at 847-201-2574. The case is not likely to be dismissed without the assistance of an attorney. This will not break the bank, but you really do need an attorney to help you on this.

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  • How do I get court supervision for a ticket?

    I received a ticket for failure to yield out of a private driveway ticket.

    David’s Answer

    If you have no other tickets in the past 12 months, you would be eligible for court supervision. Your additional comments speak toward "getting your license back." I presume you are meaning that the police officer took your license as a bond so your would come to court. I bet the loss of the physical license is far more upsetting than the actual ticket.

    First, I would consider contacting an experienced traffic attorney such as myself to help you with the court date as your pleading guilty and my negotiated plea will be significantly different in most every circumstance. Like most attorneys, I offer a free consultation.

    On my website http://www.zipptocourt.com/ I have a free downloadable PDF which you can directly access here http://www.zipptocourt.com/uploads/ZippToCourt_Free_DUI_Advice.pdf which granted is focused on DUI cases, but explains exactly how you can go bond out your license and get it back into your custody.

    If your intent is to truly plea out the ticket and pay the fine and costs, you will be doing little more than pre-paying most of your costs by bonding out your license and getting it back. We use our physical driver's license every day as a form of identification, and a traffic ticket receipt may allow you to legally drive in Illinois, but it is hardly what will be accepted to cash a check, board a plane, or any of the other times you need to show a photo ID.

    Good luck.

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  • I have a set visitation schedule, my ex is moving in state but distance will be a factor for my visits during the week... Advice

    I have my daughter Monday and Wednesdays during the week from 4-730pm, my ex is moving an hour away making my visits during the week impractical, what are my options? Also some holidays (fathers day my birthday ) are set at 4 hour visitation now h...

    David’s Answer

    Under the presumption that neither you or your ex have any special court restrictions on your visitation, you really have two options here. 1. Nothing prevents you and your ex from having a calm discussion about visitation. The court orders are to serve as a baseline and to allow the court to have a basis from which to enforce visitation if necessary. If you can at all simply discuss your concerns (which seem reasonable) with you ex, you both can agree to modify your arrangements without the expense and time of going back to court. While you need not have an order, it might be a good idea to confirm any agreed changes to visitation through an email thus creating a paper trail if necessary. Option 2 is to hire an attorney or go back to Court pro se and ask the Judge to modify the existing order. If your ex has moved an hour away, and unless you two cannot at all be civil, it may be the easiest for all parties for the parents to act like adults and negotiate a fair accommodation.

    If every reasonable request is a fight, you can always ask the Court to order mediation and counseling for you both, but this takes time and of course has an expense associated.

    Good luck.

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  • I got a suspension letter but the Secretary of State office doesnt have the suspension on file so they cant process my baiid app

    February 23rd I got a DUI and was given the paper work for the summary suspension in court 11 days before the suspension was active, which was the end of March. But the Secretary of State's office doesn't have the suspension on file and they can't...

    David’s Answer

    First, you need an attorney to help you with the DUI.

    Second, the previous answer was fantastic advice.

    Third, BAIID eligibility is dependent on several factors you have no presented. Follow the first piece of advice I just gave and you will be much happier.

    Good luck.

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  • What do you do if you being accused of fraud for unemployment when you made a honest mistake but a big one not knowing it thoug.

    Thought you were doing the process correctly and now two years later being accused of fraud because all the time receiving benefits you thought you were doing it write

    David’s Answer

    I would highly suggest you contact an attorney regarding this matter. Many, like myself will offer you a free consultation.

    It is not clear from your post if you are being accused of obtaining unemployment benefits fraudulently by the State of the former employer. There is a set forth process in dealing with the State which you will be aware of through the copious amont of information you would be recieveing if this is the case. If the old employer or a private individual is making false statements regarding you, there are civil remedies.

    Good luck and let me know if I can help.

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  • Can you be terminated in your 90 day period if you had surgery

    had surgery May 2nd, was told I could take unpaid medical leave, received doctor clearance to go back to work 4-8 hour day and was told by employer they wouldn't take me back until I had a full release with no restrictions. Then I received an ema...

    David’s Answer

    Illinois is an at-will employment state. Means every day you choose to work, the employer is obligated to pay you. It also means that you/or they can terminate an employee at-will as well. While it is likely that your surgery and being away from work was a major factor, you will have a very difficult time proving this. Add to your fact pattern that you are saying you are essentially a new employee which does not help your argument that you would have been familiar with the work, its practices, or they had come to rely upon your unique skill set.

    Best to heal up and move on. Good luck.

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  • I got an underage drinking ticket. Will this affect me getting my license?

    I am fifteen years old and I live in Illinois

    David’s Answer

    I agree with all of the other attorneys. You may wish to read this PDF which I report on my website www.ZippToCourt.com which explains the Illinois Graduated License Program. http://zipptocourt.com/uploads/IllinoisGraduatedParent-TeenDrivingGuide.pdf

    Good luck

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  • I am looking to sue a municpality in Lake county,Il is there a statue of limitations

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    David’s Answer

    There is almost always a statute of limitations on just about any civil matter. As has been suggested, the legislature in its infinite wisdom often places barriers on suing units of local government under the theory that higher burdens and less time to sue will prevent frivolous and costly lawsuits. I would recommend speaking to an attorney without delay.

    Good luck.

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  • In a separation situation with no divorce papers have been filed, What are the mother's visitation rights with the child?

    Father is keeping mother from seeing the child. Mother is capable of mothering with no history of abuse it is simply a spite situation.

    David’s Answer

    I enthusiastically endorse Attorney Gary Schlesinger for your family law needs. All of the other attorneys are correct, if there are no court orders, there is no established visitation, and mother will need an attorney.

    Good Luck

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  • Conviction of a dui in 2006, driving on suspended 4 times, and driving on revoked in an accident in 2010 how can I get license?

    Do I have to get the breathalyzer in my car and drive on a restricted or can I get fully reinstated after paying everything in full, or can I pull my dui case back up in court to show that I completed all classes and paid all fines and get my lice...

    David’s Answer

    The driving on suspended is an issue, but the driving on a revoked is a game over as far as just walking into the Secretary of State's office and getting a valid license issued by the State of Illinois. You most likely will need a hearing on a petition for reinstatement.

    On my website www.ZippToCourt.com I have a page dedicated to DUI and under my Zipp to Research tab, you can find the Illinois SOS Guide to Reinstatement. Here is a direct link to that PDF: http://zipptocourt.com/uploads/ILSoSRestoringYourDrivingPrivileges.pdf

    Here is a link to my legal research page which also contains many helpful guides that might assist you:
    http://zipptocourt.com/Zipp_To_Legal_Research.html

    Research and guides will give you a better understanding of the process that is necessary. I would be happy to give you a free consultation as I do perform these hearings, but based on what you have shared, I would highly recommend you speak to Attorney Steve Lunardi at (847) 336-2090. Steve is a partner at Fox Lunardi & Zeit in Waukegan. He was my mentor in learning Secretary of State hearings and he has forgotten more about the Illinois Secretary of State's reinstatement process than most other attorneys will ever know.

    Good luck.

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