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David J. Winer

David Winer’s Answers

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  • Does my fiance have to appear before a judge for a DUI?

    My fiance has a DUI charge from 2007 in Lake County IL he would like to get resolved but he is currently incarcerated in Minnesota. He would like to avoid filing a detainer, and plead guilty to the charge.

    David’s Answer

    I am a DUI attorney that practices primarily in Lake County and our office is directly across the street from the courthouse. If you would like to discuss your case in more detail call my office at (847) 336-91111 David Winer. www.Winerlawoffice.com

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  • What if I can't afford to pay my outstanding parking tickets all at once, am I still able to reinstate my license?

    My driver's license has been suspended for a few years because of unpaid parking tickets totalling to over $4000.00. How am I able to reinstate my license on a temporary basis so that I don't lose my job? Is there such a program or offer?

    David’s Answer

    Call the city or suburb that gave you the tickets. Each one has different rules and some may accept a down payment with a payment plan. But each locality has different policies. Only after the hold is lifted by the city will the SOS permit you to dive. It is not possible to obtain a permit from the SOS unless the city lifts the hold and notifies the SOS .

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  • I able unable to pay my resittion in full. I am on court supervison. Will I go to jail on a first time offense?

    I was given court supervison and has to pay 4000 in resittion.. I have only be able to make small payments.

    David’s Answer

    I suggest that you contact an attorney to file a petition to appear in court and ask the Judge for an extension to pay. If the Judge knows your financial situation and that you are acting in good faith he may likely give you more time. i have done this several times with success. I would make sure that all your other conditions of the Court Order are completed.

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  • Can i complete a dui class in 3 months

    i had 6 months to get an evaluation and complete classes. i havent done either and i have 3 months left

    David’s Answer

    It all depends what classification your are given by the alcohol evaluator. The possible hours for DUI classes are either 10, 20, 30 or 75 hours. If you are told by the evaluator to complete the lower amount of hours, you can get it done in 3 monhts. I highly suggest that you get moving asap, as failure to do so may result in you being petitioned back to court and being resentenced.

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  • If I didn't appear in a traffic court. Would the judge post a bond for me??

    I was stopped about two years ago by a police officer and my vehicle didn't have licence plates, nor insurance on it. I was supposed to go to court and I didn't go.. a warrant was issued for my arrest. What happens next??

    David’s Answer

    If there is an outstanding warrant then the police will arrest you. After the arrest a new court date will be set and you will either be held in custody or post the bond to get out. I suggest getting an attorney to clear it up.

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  • What happens if I had a court date for traffic and didn't show up

    I was arrested for a traffic court that I didn't appear, what could happen to me

    David’s Answer

    It all depends what type of ticket you receivd. If it was for over 30mph over the speed limit the Judge can issue a bench warrant for yoru arrest For other minor traffic tickets they will enter a judgment of conviction and send it to the Secretary of State and it will go on your drivng record. Dependng on your past record it may lead to a suspension or a Failure ot Pay hold. I suggest getting a local attorney to get it back in court to avoid this.

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  • While parked in a hotel "park and fly" lot while out of town, my license plate expired. Can I contest the ticket?

    The ticket was issue on November 2nd. I was out of town from 10/26-11/06. I got the plates renewed immediately upon return. I was unaware I was ticketed as it was mailed to my home and received on 12/15.

    David’s Answer

    In most courts is your bring proof that you quickly fixed the problem the ticket will be dismissed. So bring the proof to court, the worst case scenario there will be a fine. It should have no effect on yoru driver's license or plates.

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  • Dui revocation

    my license was suspended for the usual 6 months and now my suspension is over. my dui case concludes next month with my public defender. i do not get court supervision and get convicted instead, how long will my license will be revoked and will th...

    David’s Answer

    Upon a conviction for DUI your license is revoked forever, However you can petition the SOS for a Formal or Informal hearing to obtain a Restricted Driving Permit. The type of hearing depends on how many other DUI's you have on your driving record. I would call an attorney that is very familair with SOS law to assist you for the hearing at the SOS Office.

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  • Where can i ask if i got a drinking ticket? i was too intoxicated to remember and woke up in the hospital

    i was walking in the street, lost

    David’s Answer

    Youo should ask the hospital if ht epolice came there. Also, you can call the police department and ask them. Be ready to be arrested and post bond if you were ticketed for a DUI or other charge.

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  • Can you get court supervision for "failure to recuce speed to avoid an accident"

    Involved in a accident, do not believe it was my fault, was ticketed with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

    David’s Answer

    Yes, you are eligible for Court Supervision as long as you have not had two prior Supervisions in the last 12 months. If you feel that you did not cause the accident then you must have a trial in court instead of pleading guilty.

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