Matthew R. Gebhardt’s Answers

Matthew R. Gebhardt

Northbrook Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I want to know if I can avoid any jail time in a second DUI offense?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Matthew R. Gebhardt
    2. Jeffrey Allen Fagan
    3. Harold L. Wallin
    4. Raymond M. Flavin III
    5. Samuel Cohen
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    Yes...it is certainly possible to avoid jail time. You do need to consult with an attorney. Most attorneys on this site, including me, provide free consultations.

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  2. I have a DUI case in Dupage county I'm on supervision will be completed on dec 13 received another DUI 2 weeks ago can I be viol

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Matthew R. Gebhardt
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. Daniel Lee White
    4. Harold L. Wallin
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    Absolutely.

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  3. DUI case-evidence

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Not necessarily. However, there are many factors that can influence your performance of the test. Feel free to look at this article: http://www.illinois-defenseattorney.com/cookcountycriminalattorney/2013/08/14/dui-walk-and-turn-test-in-skokie-rolling-meadows-and-lake-county/ There are many other ways to challenge a DUI arrest including: 1. DISPUTING IMPROPER LANE USE TICKET – weaving in your own lane is not a violation of traffic laws so long as you do not cross the lines on either side...

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  4. Out On Bond & Getting Arrested

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew R. Gebhardt
    2. Melissa I. Smejkal
    3. Sean Patrick Lewis
    4. Joshua Sachs
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    It would be possible to bond out again. It is also possible (and likely) that Cook County would file a violation of your current bail bond and attempt to revoke the bond.

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  5. What's can happen to me?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Matthew R. Gebhardt
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    4. Melissa I. Smejkal
    5. Harold L. Wallin
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    Aggravated speeding is not taken lightly in the State of Illinois. In Illinois, aggravated speeding is a Class A misdemeanor that is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. As of January 1, 2011, however, penalties for aggravated speeding became even more severe. Judges are now prohibited from ordering court supervision for these charges. Consequently, if you plead guilty to or are found guilty of this charge, you will have a conviction entered into your criminal record,...

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  6. I'm under Electronic Monitoring. Is it legal for the Department of Corrections to deny me movement for an important appointment?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew R. Gebhardt
    2. Salim John Sheikh
    3. Timothy Witczak
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    When you are on EHM you ARE in prison for all intents and purposes. They may deny you movement.

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  7. Do you lawyers expect to get paid even if a real estate closing does not go through?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    Typically yes. It depends what was in your agreement with your attorney.

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  8. 20 yrs old and got cited for drinking in public. Will it affect my license? is it worth fighting?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Matthew R. Gebhardt
    2. Elizabeth Marie Vonau
    3. Raymond M. Flavin III
    4. Ted Harvatin
    5. Jeremiah Steven Harter
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    It is worth contesting because it certainly can suspend your driver's license. Often times with an attorney, you can work out the case for a deferred prosecution which will save your license.

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  9. Am i facing definite jail time without legal representation?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Jonathan Paul Crannell
    3. Matthew R. Gebhardt
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    5. Ted Harvatin
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    Driving with a suspended license is typically a misdemeanor in the State of Illinois. There are some aggravating circumstances that can cause it to become a felony, however. Either way, this charge can seriously jeopardize your driving privileges, lead to a lengthened suspension, and may even lead to jail time. The first step to defending this charge is often to attempt to resolve the issue(s) that originally caused the suspension. An attorney can examine your driving record to determine why...

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  10. Can I get my summary suspension rescinded in IL if the police officer forgot to sign my summary suspension receipt?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Matthew R. Gebhardt
    3. Steven Andrew Kozicki
    4. Daniel G. Galivan
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    Possibly. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. There are statutory time lines for filing the petition that can be used to your advantage as well. For more information, please feel free to view our blog for Niles DUI’s at: http://www.illinois-defenseattorney.com/cookcountycriminalattorney/2013/09/25/duis-in-niles-illinois-dui-defense-attorney-matthew-r-gebhardt-examines-duis-in-niles-illinois/ and http://www.illinois-defenseattorney.com/cookcountycriminalattorney/...

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