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Daniel Keith Taylor

Elgin Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 4
  1. Does my friend talk to the police officer?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kari Jorma Myllynen
    2. Daniel Keith Taylor
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    4. James Regan
    5. Melissa F. Mack
    5 lawyer answers

    "Your friend," should not answer any questions from a police officer without an attorney present. Whatever "your friend" says to the police officer will be used against "your friend." "Your friend" has a constitutional right against self-incrimination. Often things that people think are okay to say end up being harmful to them.

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  2. PLEASE HELP--- CAN A COP PUT A MINOR IN JAIL AT ALL FOR POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL ---PLEASE HELP

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Keith Taylor
    2. Matthew James Haiduk
    3. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    3 lawyer answers

    Technically, if you are charged with Misdemeanor Possession or Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor, could be sentenced to up to 364 days in the county jail. However, if you have no record as you indicate, it is not likely you would receive any jail time if you plead guilty or were found guilty of this offense. I would recommend that you consult a local attorney as this offense will likely suspend your driver's license if you are found guilty or voluntarily plead guilty to this charge....

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  3. Facing through felony 1 and felony 3

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Barry Cahn Boykin
    3. Daniel Keith Taylor
    4. Daniel G. Galivan
    4 lawyer answers

    It is important that you and your child have a discussion with an attorney. Both of you need to make sure you understand what he or she is charged with and what type of evidence the State could present to prove him or her guilty. Juvenile cases are handled differently than adult cases and it is important for each of you to understand the process. I would agree with the rest of my colleagues that more information is necessary to answer your questions.

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  4. My brother-in-law was arrested for attempted murder of my sister, but she isn't pressing charges. How can we press charges?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Jon Pullman
    2. Daniel Keith Taylor
    3. James Regan
    3 lawyer answers

    There is no such thing as "pressing charges." If you were not a victim or witness to a crime you really have no way to do or say anything that will affect the merits of the case. If you are concerned for your sister, perhaps your best course of action is supporting her in whatever manner you able.

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  5. 5th amendment "double jeopardy" when asked to "plea" to "civil" child neglect charge in youth court with pending criminal case?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Keith Taylor
    1 lawyer answer

    Every state has different criminal statutes which define what types of actions are "crimes" within that State. It is almost impossible to answer your question without knowing more details. Generally, "Double Jeopardy" means that you cannot twice be tried for the same offense (there are technical exceptions). The two situations you describe seem to be one criminal charge (DUI) and civil petition related to child custody or protection. I would highly recommend that you consult an attorney...

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  6. I am on probation for a DUI and was recently charged with reckless driving... What will most likely happen?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Mark William Oakley
    2. Adam Sean Cohen
    3. William Lawrence Welch III
    4. Daniel Keith Taylor
    4 lawyer answers

    I know that this seems like a cliche answer, but you really should consult a local attorney. Generally, if you are probation, one of your conditions of probation is not to have any new arrests. Your new arrest for Reckless Driving could violate your probation and you can be resentenced on your old DUI. A competent local attorney will be able to confidentially listen to the facts of your case and develop a strategy to address these issues and minimize the damage.

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  7. Why crime infraction not crime ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Gregory Mark Alonzo
    2. David Jon Pullman
    3. Daniel Keith Taylor
    3 lawyer answers

    I think most attorneys will require more information from you to answer this question. With all due respect, your phrasing of the question is very difficult to understand.

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  8. I've 2nd dui within ten years ,I've interlock for 3 years, i did 2 years, now i asap told me i Violated 2 times what's.goin.....

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Keith Taylor
    1 lawyer answer

    I would consult a local attorney in your area. Most attorneys will give you a free consultation.

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  9. If I was leaving a store and Loss Prevention tried to stop me and I didn't Stop how am I being charged?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Cindy H. Popkin-Bradley
    2. Anthony James Cuticchia Jr.
    3. Daniel Keith Taylor
    3 lawyer answers

    First, it is not a good idea to post any comments or statements about happened on a message board or for that matter to discuss them with anyone other than your attorney. Second, I would immediately set up a consultation with a local attorney, most attorneys will give you a free consultation. It is possible you may have a defense to these charges, but its best you discuss them confidentially with a licensed attorney in your area. You would be able to present any defense you may have at a...

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  10. What happens to money or assets that where surrenderd for Bail purpose after sentencing?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. Karyn T. Missimer
    3. Daniel Keith Taylor
    3 lawyer answers

    Because you are on a substantial bond, I'm going to assume that you have hired an attorney to represent you on these charges. I would direct this question to your local attorney. Each jurisdiction tends to have slight modifications on how bond money is used after you plead guilty. In most jurisdictions, the bond money may be applied to fines and court costs, used as part of attorney fees, or returned to the surety (the person who posted the bond) minus some amount of administrative costs.

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