David Alan Zipp’s Answers

David Alan Zipp

Fox Lake Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Got a ticket for running red light when i didn't and a lady ran into me, my ticket is going before judge, do i need a lawyer,

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David J. McCormick
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. David Alan Zipp
    3 lawyer answers

    You have already received excellent advice and I would be happy to give you a free consultation. Just to clarify, is the ticket for running a red light from an automated camera and you are having a administrative hearing, or did an officer see what happened and then write you a citation, or did you simply have an accident and the officer concluded that you must have run a red light? If its a red light camera, this is not really a criminal matter and you should have a link to watch the...

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  2. Will i get a permanent record for shoplifting at target?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. David Alan Zipp
    4. Matthew R. Gebhardt
    5. Melissa I. Smejkal
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with the civil demand (those letters you will categorically get from Target) advice you have already received. Prior to law school and just after I moved to Illinois, I actually was a ETL-AP (Executive Team Leader - Asset Protection) for Target. Coming from a military and law enforcement background, Target was not my first choice but the pay was nifty. I am just not that Targetty and was happy to move on when the opportunity presented itself. In any event, you can absolutely...

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  3. Does dad get visitation rights on mom's holiday If the holiday lands on dads regular visitation day?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. David Alan Zipp
    3. Wes Cowell
    3 lawyer answers

    I think you have already asked this question elsewhere. Best of luck.

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  4. My mother is the landlord,my husband pays the rent. We have a month to month lease. Does my husband have any rights to the home.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Emma Lee Scott
    2. David Alan Zipp
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    You husband has rights as a lessee. presuming you and he executed a lease with your mother. If you do not have a formal lease, than you and your husband are what is called tenants at sufferance which means you have a month-to-month lease with your Mom she chooses to renew each month. In the absence of a lease, the law will create a legal fiction of a lease (this is so the Court can use this legal fiction lease to enforce terms and conditions). Rent is typically paid once a month and property...

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  5. Can I get the case dismissed?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew R. Gebhardt
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. David Alan Zipp
    4. Melissa I. Smejkal
    4 lawyer answers

    This sounds like more of the story that I just answered. The other attorney saved me some typing by explaining deferred prosecution. Between this response and the driving side, you should be better armed with some knowledge. Your very much need an attorney on this. I would be happy to give you a free consult.

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  6. My son was in an accident, then moved to florida. Sherrif dept has attempted 4x to serve summons, no one was home the first 3

    Answered over 2 years ago.

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

    One must be served before they have to do anything such as appear or answer in court.

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  7. Will I have Jail time in Illinois for these unpaid parking tickets?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    You are more likely to risk having your license suspended than face jail time (although it is a outside possibility). You could hire an attorney, but my best advice is to pay the tickets and move on with life. These are not moving violations but the failure to pay can be referred to the Illinois Secretary of State who issues driver's licenses. They could decide to suspend your license which will cost you money to reinstate and would only be done after you prove you have paid off the tickets....

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  8. I would like to know my 16 year old sons rights as a new father, and mine has the babys grandmother.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    If you son has signed the VAP - Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity in the hospital, than he will have rights of a father as viewed by the State of Illinois. By the same token, ordinarily there are not grandparents rights per se in Illinois. However, as your son is a minor and your will likely be helping to raise this child to some extent, the Court is often open to exploring options. If your son has not signed the VAP or even if he has and it has not been sixty (60) days since the...

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  9. Can you sue a US trustee for defamation and slander?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. David Alan Zipp
    3. David J. McCormick
    4 lawyer answers

    You can always sue anybody at anytime. This does not translate to a win and you can risk your filing and attorneys fees as you desire. However like the other attorney's have indicated, you need to supply more information to better assist you. You note the ARDC. This is the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission. You can file a complaint there directly however unless this Trustee is an attorney, and more importantly your attorney, ARDC is not likely to be of great...

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  10. Can you sue a US trustee for defamation and slander?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. David Alan Zipp
    3. David J. McCormick
    4 lawyer answers

    You can always sue anybody at anytime. This does not translate to a win and you can risk your filing and attorneys fees as you desire. However like the other attorney's have indicated, you need to supply more information to better assist you. You note the ARDC. This is the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission. You can file a complaint there directly however unless this Trustee is an attorney, and more importantly your attorney, ARDC is not likely to be of great...

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