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David Alan Zipp

Fox Lake Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How/can I find out if my ex husband has applied for/been approved for umployment? His child support payments stopped in Sept.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to file a petition with the Court. You can do this pro se (by yourself) or with the assistance of an attorney. If he has filed for unemployment, there are provisions in the child support system to help support his children so actually he is both not following the order of the Court by not paying his child support as ordered, but he is also being frankly silly because their are allowances in unemployment to help pay child support. An attorney can be of great assistance to you. If...

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  2. Can u call the police on the police for harassment?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Daniel G. Galivan
    3. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    4. Robert Lincoln
    4 lawyer answers

    I have met with several police chiefs and senior law enforcement officers on behalf of a client in situations such as yours. I can understand and sympathize with your situation, however if/when you speak to these senior level officials, you need to be calm, cool, and be able to tell a complete story in such a manner that this senior official can begin to investigate your claim and situation. Do not expect an apology or written report, but you can reasonably expect that this particular...

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  3. Can I argue a "Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident" ticket based on the fact that I did reduce speed?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Sheldon Jay Aberman
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. David Alan Zipp
    4. Michael Shemtoub
    5. Michael Stephen Wilensky
    5 lawyer answers

    As has been said, you can always make that argument, but I would caution that it is not likely to sway any finder of fact. I would advise you to consult with an attorney such as myself who routinely handle traffic matters in Lake County. Like myself, most attorneys in cases such as this will offer you a free consultation. Part of the advice I would give folks in a situation such as yours is a critical fact based question - did the officer who wrote the ticket actually see the accident...

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  4. Can I hire a lawyer and file for divorce while still residing in the same house as my wife?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Ralanda Webb
    3. David Alan Zipp
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the excellent advice you have already received. This addition is only designed to add to what has already been stated. Based on your Grayslake, IL address, I am making a presumption that you live in Lake County, Illinois. As has been stated, you do not have to move out and it is not fair for you (unemployment or otherwise) for you to be paying every bill but cable. I would recommend you use your browser and complete an 11.02 Financial Affidavit. You can find a fill-in-the-...

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  5. I left my fiancee because he mentally abused , sexually abused me, what should I do to stay here , my k1 visa will expire soon?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    2. David Alan Zipp
    3. Veronica Tunitsky
    4. Rachel Moguel
    5. Dhenu Mitesh Savla
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    I would like to underscore what my colleagues have stated. First, nobody should tolerate or expect that they should have to tolerate abuse. You should not only file a police report, you should do so fully knowing that you are fully entitled to do so. Secondly, you may very well be eligible for a U visa based on this situation. The abuse itself opens the door to this option. To better assist you in understanding the U visa, please examine this link http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/...

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  6. My brother was arrested in NY for DWI. He had DUI in the state of Florida from 2006. Will the DWI be counted as his 2nd offense.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Salim John Sheikh
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    The short answer is that an Illinois attorney is unlikely to know the state rules for DUI in New York. Each state sets up its rules and its policies (which would answer your exact question - DUI in another state count as 2nd DUI in that jurisdiction). From what you have written, I am guessing that the prosecutor seems to think they can count the previous Florida DUI as a first and charge as a second for the current offense. My best advice would be for you to consult with your brother's New...

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  7. Can a phone call from a states attorney be a legal form of a subpoena to appear in court

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Joshua Sachs
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    4 lawyer answers

    No, a call from the prosecutor is not a subpoena. You may have heard the term "proper service." This means that in order for the service to be valid - certain steps must be performed. What you had was a conversation, and this alone does not force you to appear in Court. An authorized process server or the Sheriff must properly serve you for you to be required to appear in Court.

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  8. Can I press charges against the company or my Ex. for harassing me. Now I have no job.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    2 lawyer answers

    I have to agree that it seems you are asking various versions of the same question. I am detecting a theme that everything seems to be someone else's fault. This may be true, but it is far more likely that choices have consequences. The long and short of the employment question is exactly as has been stated by the other fine attorney - you quit the job. Quitting was your choice and while it may be that your previous job's HR department was being inquisitive, you are the one who chose to...

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  9. Can i be extridited to another state for a mistermeaner domestic violence charge?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Wes Cowell
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    The potential outcome is for the State's Attorney to file a Petition to Rescind for your non-compliance with the probation and/or Order of the Court. This could end up with you having a warrant for your arrest. Not knowing any more detail than you have offered, it is difficult to advise further except in a few generalities. The first is you need to comply with the order and being out of town for work is not an excuse with much weight. The second is that you do not have to use any one...

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  10. I was living in the Il and recently took take a job in MI. My lease ends until June 2013 is there a way to break my lease?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    First look at your lease. Some leases have a buy-out option or some clause that addresses a need to break the lease. If that clause is in your lease, read it, write a letter to your landlord and exercise that option. It is fairly rare that you will find a easy to follow "get out of lease" language in your lease. Under the law, you have signed a contract and the landlord can reasonably hold you to this contract. Under the law as well, your landlord has what is called a duty to...

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