David Alan Zipp’s Answers

David Alan Zipp

Fox Lake Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. My former landlord evicted me and is now calling my job harassing me about the past due rent. Can i make him stop legally?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Robert Jeffrey Long
    3 lawyer answers

    If I understand your situation as you have written, you do have a judgement against you from the Court from the eviction process. The first thing you should do is find out if you do not know already how much this judgement was for. Based on your Algonquin address, I am presuming that this case was in McHenry County. You can check the status and the result of your case via their outstanding online public case access system which you can access from this link: http://68.21.116.46/wow65/runApp?...

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  2. Can I buy a consigned vehicle at my auction and resell for a profit? Thank you

    Answered about 2 years ago.

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

    Once you own the car, you can do anything you want with it. Your being a dealer has no bearing on the purchase. Actually this how many dealers purchase cars for their used lots. I can see no legal issues here so long as you lawfully purchase the car and obtain title prior to reselling it. Good luck with your car buying.

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  3. Will I get my license suspended from going 27 over in a construction zone?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. David Alan Zipp
    3. Steven Charles Giacoletto
    3 lawyer answers

    You should hire an attorney, if nothing else to get the fine reduced to something that will not shock you too badly. Court costs alone are scary enough. You will not likely be supervision eligible as you have had another ticket within the year, but don't lose your mind just yet. If this is your second ticket, you probably are not looking at a suspension. I am presuming you do not because traffic school is usually part of a first ticket case resolution, especially in McHenry County. I...

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  4. I am divorced. I have full custody of my 2 children. The father hadn't seen them for 4 years & is now back & filing against me

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. David Alan Zipp
    4. Matthew Thomas Majeski
    4 lawyer answers

    First, let me echo that the outstanding attorneys above have given you excellent advice. Second, try Prairie State Legal Services at http://www.pslegal.org/ who might me able to help you, or perhaps might be able to point you in the direction of a pro bono (free to you) attorney. Third, if Prairie State Legal Services cannot help, you might try contacting the Lake County Bar Association http://www.lakebar.org/ who may have a list or pro bono attorneys who might be interested in taking...

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  5. The police are looking for me to serve a supboena. My fiance was arrested for domestic violence 60 days ago and has court today.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

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

    Judy is correct. If you have not been served, you are under no obligation to be in Court. No obligation = no legal issues or trouble. Were you the victim of the domestic violence? Did you go to D100 and fill out a protection order at the Lake County Court to protect yourself, but now have had a change of heart? Or are you a witness who saw another person violently attacked in a domestic situation? I do not pretend to have any of the facts or to understand your circumstances, but you...

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  6. Can I keep son's step-mom OUT of counseling sessions or the recap with psychiatrist?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. David Alan Zipp
    3. Wes Cowell
    3 lawyer answers

    Expanding off Alan's excellent answer. The professional is likely sharing this with the household as your child lives there. If this concerns you, I would encourage you to calmly and rationally speak with the counselor, convey your concerns and objections and give the professional a chance to explain the situation. Depending on the facts and circumstances, you might find that the professional will agree to not discuss further issues with the step-mother. You can always bring a legal...

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  7. Child support thru the child support division of IL is HORRIBLE!... But hiring a lawyer cost so much. Benefits?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Gary L. Schlesinger
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. David Alan Zipp
    5. Wes Cowell
    5 lawyer answers

    You may wish to call around to find rates for legal representation. Also as has been stated by the other attorney's, just because somebody is on unemployment does not eliminate a child support obligation. If you are in economic stress yourself, you may wish to at least reach out to Prairie State Legal Services. Their website is http://www.pslegal.org/ and can has an online contact form. They may be able to assist you. Not knowing anything of your case aside from what you have written,...

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  8. What could a lawyer do for me other than what I can already do for myself (pay fines, etc.)?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

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

    As my fellow attorneys have well stated, an attorney cannot lessen your reinstatement fee, change the fines, or help your remove a DUI conviction from your record (DUI in Illinois cannot be sealed or expunged). The good news for you in a way is that you do not have to worry about paying a reinstatement fee right now, because the bad news is, you are not eligible for reinstatement until you go through a formal hearing with the Secretary of State. It is only a suspension that just requires a...

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  9. I am not at 125% below the federal poverty level, do I qualify for pro bono divorce help in Illinois?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Adam Christopher Gynac
    4. David Alan Zipp
    5. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    5 lawyer answers

    I would caution you as to trying to go about a divorce without the assistance of an attorney. Many attorneys will just quote a $2,000-$4,000 retainer for a divorce, but many others might be half of this if you already have a meeting of the minds on most issues. Really what is being offered is a lower retainer and giving you the benefit of the doubt that you do have a meeting of the minds. Based on what you have written, I think you could use an attorney. The threat of bankruptcy is not...

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  10. Can we sue our builder for our basement flooding problem.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Henry Repay
    2 lawyer answers

    The short answer to any "Can we sue" question is yes, anybody can sue anybody at anytime for any reason. The real question is not about can you sue, but if that is your best course of action. While I'd love to sign you up and march to the courthouse in all pursuit of justice, lets take a step back and walk through what you know and see if a lawsuit is what we call in the law - ripe. Does your home, have a 10 year warranty? This is very common with new home construction from the...

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