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  • Can you get get supervision if an 18 year old receives a speeding ticket as well as a ticket for improper lane usage at once?

    He is 18, never had a ticket before Speed 76 in a 55 He was on I355 close to 127th exit, near Lemont IL

    Brandon’s Answer

    Yes, it is certainly possible but not guaranteed. Contact an attorney directly to discuss the specifics and ensure the best possible outcome. For example, it may be possible to secure a dismissal of one ticket and court supervision on the second.

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  • How long does it take, and how expensive is it, to expunge a 10 year old misdemeanor from Illinois?

    I've done a world of growing up since I was a troubled youth. My first 'real' experience with getting arrested really straightened me out after I realized what kind of road I was on. Now at 30 years old with a job offer in the finance department, ...

    Brandon’s Answer

    First, I would advise you to speak directly with an attorney who can review you record and determine your eligibility. The process usually takes an average of 3-4 months from filing depending on the county and courthouse. It also takes time for the relevant agencies to process the expungement order once signed by the judge. Fees are going to vary by attorney, most should be willing to quote a flat fee. More information on Illinois expungement is available at the links below.

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  • I received a ticket for going 87 in a 55 in Cook, class b. What do I need and what are my chances of avoiding jail time?

    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 ...

    Brandon’s Answer

    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.

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  • Do I need a traffic attorney?

    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...

    Brandon’s Answer

    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.

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  • Anyway out of a speeding ticket on supervision? What's next?

    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...

    Brandon’s Answer

    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.

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  • Where can I find a criminal pro bono attorney for my boyfriend who has been in prison 25 years for a crime he didn't commit?

    He needs post conviction relief on actual innocence.

    Brandon’s Answer

    Office of the Appellate Defender, Innocence Project, or Northwestern's Center on Wrongful Convictions are a few options.

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  • How can I obtain a copy of my suspended license they say I have in Illinois that they say is 19 years old?

    Trying to get a CDL in another state, but they say I have to clear the 19year old suspension up.

    Brandon’s Answer

    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.

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  • Am i at risk for my liscense to suspended

    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?

    Brandon’s Answer

    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.

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  • Retail theft what will be the outcome ?

    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 & ...

    Brandon’s Answer

    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.

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  • I got caught stealing an item from a retail store almost 2 years ago, it was under $30.

    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

    Brandon’s Answer

    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.

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