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Matthew R. Gebhardt

Matthew Gebhardt’s Answers

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  • Should we hire a speeding ticket attorney for my 19 year old son who has 2 speeding tickets in a year - 1 in IL and 1 in WI?

    We live in the northern suburbs of Chicago IL and my son who is 19 just got a speeding ticket on My 21, 2015 in IL going 26-34 over the limit. Less than one year earlier on May 29 2014 he got a speeding ticket in WI going 15-25 over the limit and...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Yes. The ticket you describe is a Class B Misdemeanor offense. This is actually a criminal offense. You should consult with a few attorneys asap.

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  • DUI advice

    I was pulled over on us rt. 41 northbound by park west (it goes down to 40 mph) I was pulled over for speeding (clocked me at 74 mph). Did some field sobriety tests and blew 0.081 and was taken to the station. I was polite and admired to drinking ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    I wouldn't feel comfortable giving you odds on "beating" the case without more information. Based on what you have provided, I can tell you that you have several promising defenses and the cases certainly sounds favorable. You should consult with a few lawyers via phone or in person to determine who will represent you best. Most lawyers offer free consultations.

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  • My son is facing an armed robbery charge. He has no priors. What they recovered was a BB Gun can he get probation in Illinois?

    Even though what they recovered was an empty BB gun and NOT a FIREARM they attached the words with firearm to the armed robbery charge. Trying to get the enhancement...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Probabtion is not an option as the case is charged but attorneys can often negotiate a reduction in charges and sentence based on the facts of the case.

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  • Minor age 14 charged with aggravated uuw while inside school. Can they charge him as a adult or juvenile

    Juvenile took gun inside school

    Matthew’s Answer

    From the question, it sounds like juvenile charges, if any, would be most appropriate. You should speak with an attorney asap.

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  • Unauthorized driving

    I got a ticket for allowing unauthorized operation of a vehicle. My employee was driving my truck and had another employee with him. My employee that was driving got drunk and the other guy drove but didn't have a license. They got pulled over. I ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Always best to bring an attorney. On a case like this, your attorney will consult with the prosecutor and present your side of the situation. You should contact an attorney for a consultation to discuss in detail.

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  • I am on conditional discharge and received a red light ticket. I am 18 years old. What will most likely happen?

    The red light that I took was not functioning due to someone illegally picking up the railroad crossing sticks( I do not know the exact name of the sticks). The officer admitted that to me and also told me that cars before me took the red light al...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Absolutely nothing. Your CD will be fine.

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  • I am on court supervision for reckless driving. Do i need a lawyer to go to court after 1 year supervision has been completed?

    I was charged with reckless driving. I was given 1 year supervision (120 community service hours, victim panel, and court fees). I have completed hours and victim panel. Do i need to obtain a lawyer when going back after the year has elapsed to pr...

    Matthew’s Answer

    If you have completed all your requirements, you should not need an attorney present.

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  • Rockford, IL went to ER, I cut my finger waited 8 hours to be seen, Doc said just swollen, found out I severed tendon, ER missed

    This happened in 2008, The ER kept pushing me back, said my cut finger was not bad enough to be seen before others and then after ER visit, I knew something was really bad as I could not use finger. When the Dr was walking out of the room I said a...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Unfortunately you are probably long past the statute of limitations for filing a claim barring any unusual circumstances. You may, however, wish toconsult with an attoeney to discuss specifics.

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  • Aggravated Unlawful Use of A Weapon, question to vacate?

    In 2012 i was convicted of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and took a plea bargain thanks to my incompetent attorney. At the time of my conviction i had a valid FOID. Can i have this conviction vacated, and where can i file a motion?

    Matthew’s Answer

    There are new laws in this area that may enable you to revisit the case. You should speak with a criminal defense attorney as there are many factors that need to be explored here.

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  • Want to know how to get a probono lawyer To Represent My Brother Who Is INCARSARATED

    A criminal probono lawyer

    Matthew’s Answer

    He should ask for the public defender.

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