David J. Winer’s Answers

David J. Winer

Waukegan Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I missed a court date for driving with a supensed license and now have a new court date what will the outcome be?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Omer Jaleel
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. David J. Winer
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question is too vague to provide a proper legal answer. Why are you suspended, have you had any past tickets fro driving on a suspended, what steps have you taken to obtain a valid license etc ??? I suggest that you hire a local attorney in Sagamon County.

  2. I have one prior DUI 2009 that shows it was reduced to reckcless, I am now faced with another DUI, the petition to resind

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Omer Jaleel
    3. David J. Winer
    3 lawyer answers

    There are two ways you can lose your license. The first is the Summary Suspension that will take effect 46 days after your arrest for the time specified by the SOS. Check if you are eligible for the MDDP permit with the BAIID machine while the case is pending. If you are convicted of the DUI it will lead to a revocation. Get an excellent local lawyer on this case.

  3. I have 2 traffic convictions and i am on supervision, if i get another ticket what can happen?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Daniel G. Galivan
    3. David J. Winer
    4. Omer Jaleel
    4 lawyer answers

    If you are above 21 years old, then three convictions for moving violations will result in a suspended license. I suggest that you either call the Secretary of State or go to a local SOS office and get a "court Puropses" driving record for $12.00 and let a traffic lawyer review it for you.

  4. I missed a court about 5-6 years ago would I go to jail if I try to fix it.?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Matthew R. Gebhardt
    2. David J. Winer
    2 lawyer answers

    I highly recommed that you call a local Lake County attorney to find out if you have an arrest warrant and what the exact charges are. He can pull the court file and determine what the situation is. If you do nothing then you can be arrested if there is a wararnt and spend time in jail . At a minimum you should retain a local lawyer to do some research for you. Our office is located directly across the street from the courthouse.

  5. After a judge vacates a traffic conviction what happens?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Omer Jaleel
    2. David J. Winer
    3. Brandon Kenneth Davis
    3 lawyer answers

    The Clerk of the Court is supposed to send the Order vacating the conviction to the SOS, who then should remove the conviction and suspension. How long that takes is determined by how fast that particular Court Clerk is, each courthouse is different. I would check wth the Court Clerk and the SOS to find out if the Court Order has been received.

  6. Stopped for speeding in another state and got my license suspended for not going to court how can i solve it out of state.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Omer Jaleel
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. David J. Winer
    3 lawyer answers

    I suggest that yu go online and find a lawyer in the county where the ticket was issued. See if you can have him go to court to vacate the conviction and work out a negotiated plea for you or call the Court CLerk in the particluar court and see if you can pay for the ticket. Either way you must detemine what effect those options will have on your Illinois driver'slicense.

  7. My driver's license has been suspended until 2015 how can i get it back .

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Richard Joseph Albanese
    2. Steven H. Fagan
    3. David J. Winer
    3 lawyer answers

    What the other attorneys said is accurate. You must first get a driving abstract then talk to an attorney that concentrates in traffic law.

  8. Does getting a ticket on supervision but not getting convicted for it still cancel your previous supervision?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Emmet Forkan
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. David J. Winer
    3 lawyer answers

    No, the supervision on your first ticket will stand unless the prosectuor files a petition to revoke your original supervision. However, the law only permits two supervisions in a one year period on minor moving violations

  9. Speeding ticket 30-39 mph over best/worst case scenarios in Illinois?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Owen David Greenberg
    2. Brandon Kenneth Davis
    3. Ted Harvatin
    4. David J. Winer
    4 lawyer answers

    Since the ticket is now calssified as a misdemeanor offense, I recommend getting a lawyer who practices in the County courthouse where you got the ticket. Every courthouse and Judge deal with these types of offenses diffrently, Some are lenient, while others are very tough. Depending on your driving record you may be eligible for Court Supervision whichis the best case scenario.

  10. Can i get my license unsuspended?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Logan Whitcomb
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. David J. Winer
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to contact the Secretary of State and they can advise you how to get your license back. I may require a reinstatement fee, SR-22 or a return to court. But you first call should be a call to the SOS.