I have a court date on August 5 in Markham. I'd like to know what attorney fees generally are for a case like this, and what my chances are to avoid jail time and keep my license. In these instances, is a suspended license/jail time the norm? Are ...
Speaking directly with an attorney to discuss the details of your case is your best bet. Your prior driving record will carry much weight in the likely outcome of your case. If possible, the goal is to request a reduction of the charge to a petty offense from a criminal offense. As it is currently charged, you can only receive a misdemeanor conviction if you plead guilty or if you are found guilty after trial. It may be necessary to submit mitigation to the supervisor in the Markham State's Attorney's Office in an effort to have the charge reduced. Even if you are not offered a reduction, avoiding more serious consequences (i.e. jail time) may be likely, assuming your record is decent. Bottom line - it is best to speak directly with an attorney to discuss the specifics of your case, including your background. Best of luck.See question
I was pulled over and issued two tickets. The officer gave me a no seatbelt and running a red light ticket. I asked the officer what was his purpose for stopping me for running thru a yellow light.( it was raining also), his response was "yellow m...
It would be in your best interest to contact an attorney directly to discuss your options. It may be possible to contest one or both of the tickets. The primary goal is to keep your record clean, an attorney should be able to assist. Best of luck.See question
Got a ticket in April for 28 over and got the speed reduced and on supervision now. Just got a ticket for 20 over...what happened next? Will my license be revoked? Any way I can get out of this? Do I have to appear in court? Will this be on my rec...
Complete the conditions of your first order of court supervision. Do the traffic school and pay the fines. Speak to an attorney about handling the second speeding ticket. Technically, you are eligible for two orders of court supervision within a 12 month period. It does not mean that the prosecutor will offer supervision or that the judge will grant supervision, but you are legally eligible so the case must be handled properly. Also, your first order of supervision could be revoked and a conviction could be entered on your record due to the second. If you receive two convictions under the age of 21 within a 24 month period, your driver's license will be suspended. All the more reason to contact an attorney. Best of luck.See question
He needs post conviction relief on actual innocence.
Office of the Appellate Defender, Innocence Project, or Northwestern's Center on Wrongful Convictions are a few options.See question
Trying to get a CDL in another state, but they say I have to clear the 19year old suspension up.
You should speak to the Illinois Secretary of State to find out the basis for the suspension (using your Illinois license number or full name and date of birth). You may do so in-person at a local DMV or attempt to get the necessary info by phone. Running a driving record will provide the necessary information as well. Depending on the type of suspension and your ability to travel back to Illinois, it is probably in your best interest to seek the guidance of an attorney.See question
I am under 21 and recived 2 tickets within 24 months. I went to traffic school for both of them to dismiss them. Should i be worried about getting my liscense suspended?
If you are under 21, two "convictions" within 24 months will cause a license suspension. It sounds like you received traffic school as a condition of "court supervision" on both of the tickets. Court supervision is not a conviction and will not appear on your public record. You may wish to call the clerk's office or the Secretary of State to verify the dispositions on both of the cases. Regardless, you should be extra cautious at this point.See question
A few days ago I made a bet with one of my friends that I would steal from the mall so I tired to steal something that was less than 40 dollars & i ran from security & got caught & now I m being charged with retail theft or "shoplifting" I m 18 & ...
Speak directly with a lawyer regarding the details of your case. It may be possible to resolve this matter in a favorable way that prevents serious consequences and allows for expungement of the arrest. For example, an offer of deferred prosecution would allow you to complete some amount of community service in exchange for an eventual dismissal of the charge. A lot depends on the courthouse where your case is pending. Contact an attorney to discuss your options. More information on retail theft is available at the link below.See question
If I was never arrested or taken to court, will this show up on my background check and is it still an issue? I'm applying for jobs
If you are certain that you were not arrested or charged with an offense, the incident would not appear on a background check. Best of luck.See question
I was going to court for an alleged DUI.. I was found not guilty. Do I have to worry about that popping up on my record?
Yes, there is still an arrest record. You should file for expungement. DUIs may be expunged in Illinois after a finding of not guilty. You may wish to seek legal representation.See question
So I got put on supervision for my 2nd speeding ticket and didn't know my license got suspended and was told by the Secretary of State that it takes 10 days to process the supervision and send me that my license would be reinstated but I was pulle...
Technically, even if the Secretary of State had not yet processed the new disposition (supervision) and removed the suspension, your license was suspended at the time you were stopped and you were driving illegally. Although it was a misunderstanding on your part, that is not a defense. Some prosecutors would dismiss the charge, others will not. Speak to a local lawyer where the incident occurred to discuss the likely outcome and possible representation.
As far as the tow/impound fees, in my experience, they are extremely difficult to challenge based on the facts as stated here. If your license is still suspended, go to the clerk's office and obtain a certified order of the new disposition, you can send it down to Springfield to help ensure that it is processed. You can verify with the Secretary of State by phone that your license is clear before you get back behind the wheel.See question