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Vijay Ratan Sharma

Skokie DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. My boyfriend and I are planning on getting married, but my boyfriend is an Illegal immigrant and was recently charged a DUI.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dhenu Mitesh Savla
    2. Vijay Ratan Sharma
    3. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    4. Daniel G. Galivan
    5. Luis Alberto Guerra
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    Typically a first time, no injury DUI is not "a crime involving moral turpitude," this is a standard that the immigration authorities use to determine whether a crime is so bad that someone needs to be deported. For example, Retail theft is one of these offenses. If a person is CONVICTED of a retail theft they may be deported. For a DUI it will depend on the severity of this particular DUI. The standard offer for a standard case is supervision which, by definition is not a conviction. Do not...

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  2. Taking care of criminal charges out of USA

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Vijay Ratan Sharma
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    3 lawyer answers

    The most direct answer is that you will most likely not be successful in your goal to have a lawyer "take care of your charges." But there is not enough information to give a definitive answer and the following should not be taken as legal advice. On one hand, you can hire an attorney but on the other, the attorney cannot do anything. If there is a warrant out for your arrest, it will not be recalled and you cannot demand a trial. If you had appeared for arraignment, which is unclear,...

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  3. Does an arresting officer HAVE to read you your miranda rights?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Melissa I. Smejkal
    2. Vijay Ratan Sharma
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Louis Joseph Meyer
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
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    He may be correct. The police officer only has to read you your Miranda warnings if you are A) Under arrest, and B) Being questioned. You do not have to be read your Miranda warnings outside of that. A police officer asking booking questions doesn't fall under Miranda warnings. As a rule of thumb, booking questions mainly consist of what you would find on your own drivers license. Name, address, phone number, etc.

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  4. Does it cost more for a construction zone speeding ticket if you are going more than 30 mph over?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Vijay Ratan Sharma
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Steven Charles Giacoletto
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    I'm more than happy to tell people when they do not need lawyers, but you definitely do. It is a mandatory conviction and a mandatory fine for speeding in a construction zone. Speaking from personal experience, Prosecutors hate to reduce these charges. On one hand it is very hot buttons, politically speaking. On the other hand, they see their jobs as protecting a person who is literally on the side of the highway as his/her Day job. As it stands, your name is on a piece of paper mixed in...

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  5. My 18 year old son was charged with a class c misdemeanor for pot on a university campus. What as a parent should I expected

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Vijay Ratan Sharma
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Melissa I. Smejkal
    4. Louis Joseph Meyer
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    Jurisdiction is a major issue here. The different counties take terribly varied apporaches. As is the charge itself in HIS situation for a few reasons as I have seen and helped to prevent with my own clients and students. 1) Financial Aid - under the Higher Education Act, he may have his financial aid suspended depending on the case disposition. I will quote the higher education act: "SUSPENSION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR DRUG-RELATED OFFENSES- `(1) IN GENERAL- A student who has been convicted...

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  6. Probation violation hearing at cook county for dirty drop

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Vijay Ratan Sharma
    2. Daniel G. Galivan
    3. Melissa I. Smejkal
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    Although it all can depend on the charge, the judge will ask you why you dropped dirty, and then at that point the judge can even take you into custody. Probation is a deal that you make with the judge where the judge has control over you but you don't go to jail. Dirty drops violate your end of the bargain. If it goes to hearing, you have a problem since you have already plead guilty on the charge, so you're only talking about punishment. What you need to do right now, if you are...

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  7. Where can i find a pro bono criminal defense lawyer in Chicago, IL for a case in Will county?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Louis Joseph Meyer
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Richard Joseph Albanese
    4. Stephen L. Richards
    5. Melissa I. Smejkal
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    While I know for a fact that many attorneys, including some on this very page proudly handle pro bono work, they are correct in pointing you to the Will County Public Defender's Office. You can reach their office at the following: Will County Public Defender 58 E. Clinton, Suite 210 Joliet, IL 60432 (815) 727-8666 phone (815) 727-2916 fax Office Hours:...

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  8. If you are arrested for "retail" theft and get ordered by the judge to pay a fine, do you also have to pay the store?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Melissa I. Smejkal
    3. Vijay Ratan Sharma
    4. Timothy P. Martin
    5. Edward M. Rothschild
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    Bottom line answer is: yes, unless she wants to fight it in civil court.

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  9. I got my DUI in December of 08, right before the BAID law was passed. Do I have to have one of those since my offense was before

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Tiffany Rose Ritchie
    3. Vijay Ratan Sharma
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    It will depend on whether or not your license is currently suspended or revoked. If it is suspended, you can pay a reinstatement fee and receive your license at the end of the suspension term. If your license is revoked, you need To go through the formal hearing process with the Secretary of State. The first thing you should do is get your drivers license abstract from your local DMV. This will show you if you are indeed revoked or suspended. If you are suspended, It will tell you when you...

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  10. DUI/ probation, alcohol tests

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Vijay Ratan Sharma
    2. Charles Stanley Beach II
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    I'm pretty sure this section is for the purpose of asking a "lawyer." Not your mother, college roommate, or buddy. As I would tell my students, "Google is your friend." From the perspective of a lawyer, I'll tell you exactly what I tell clients: Maybe the best thing for you is to be afraid of getting caught with alcohol in your system. 1 = If you're restricted from drinking, + 1 = And you wind up drinking anyway, - 2 = You probably have a bigger problem out there you need to take care of....

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