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John P. Yetter

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  • What does this mean as an offense Agg Hm Rpr Frd Misrep Mat > 1k

    what does this mean as an offense Agg Hm Rpr Frd Misrep Mat > 1k

    John’s Answer

    Aggravated home repair, fraud, misrepresentation of material fact GREATER than $1000

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  • My son while on bond was arrested convicted and served time for another crime. Judge wants to increase first bond.

    My son while out on bond for obstruction of justice. Was arrested, for driving without a license and fleeing and alluding the police. He pled guilty and served his time for this offense. Instead of being released after time served for the second o...

    John’s Answer

    I am not sure what the Judge is asking for here, there is ample law that allows a prosecutor to file a motion to increase bond for a defendant who commits a crime while on bond or the judge to increase bond on her own. The Illinois Code of Criminal Procedure has a specific statute that covers this situation, so precedent is not really an issue.

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  • What's happens after 1 supervision is complete

    I was found guilty and given 1 year supervision by the judge. After the supervision is complete does does the charge come of my criminal record or do I have to go back to court for any reason after the one year is complete. While on supervision d...

    John’s Answer

    Under Illinois law, you have not been convicted of a crime. Some supervision cases can be expunged outright (after a wait) though not all. That completely removes the case from your record. As it is now, you have an arrest and a charge, but that is rarely asked in the job search process.

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  • Should I fight a speeding ticket if the officer did not write how fast I was going?

    I got a speeding ticket in a construction zone. It was sunday at 6:30 and there were no workers present and i was not in an area with any cones. On the ticket he had failed to write how fast I was going. All the ticket says is "speeding-constructi...

    John’s Answer

    In truth, you likely have a very good negotiating position, but if it is played wrong the state will amend the ticket on its face in court and ruin the potential defense. These get amended down frequently for represented individuals, and I suppose for pro se defendants though I am usually gone from court by the time they work out their cases.

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  • Received a Speeding ticket, Court appearance is requested. What to do ?

    Received a speeding ticket, 32mph above the speed limit. ( 65mph actual speed limit). Is this a major violation ?. What may be expected in court ?. This is my first ticket. I hold my license for a year.

    John’s Answer

    In Illinois any ticket alleging speeds 30 miles per hour or more over the speed limit is not a petty offense as a normal ticket would be, but rather a Class B Misdemeanor. You should seek an attorney familiar with the local courts to go with you to try to get the ticket amended to a petty offense and request supervision, which does not involve a conviction being placed on your driving history.

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  • O6 months ago i wsd taken to the hospital fir possoble ovetdose. Cops came in abd found empty bags in a sepetate room. I he

    I heard as of july in will county. Anyone who calls 911 or is taken to er is not prosicutable but my case was a few months before this new law was passed. My pd says i may have a chance geting case thrown out. Do to this new law.what are my chance...

    John’s Answer

    This is a question best handled by your attorney, who is familiar with your charges and has the police reports.

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  • I am being charged with retail theft i am a single mom of two kids i cant afford a lawyer

    My charge is retail theft in the amount of $354 i did 6 days in cook county jail got out on house arrest my next court date is sept 5th i dont know what to do i cant provide for my kids on house arrest bec i cant leave the house i cant even take t...

    John’s Answer

    Very few lawyers provide pro bono criminal work because that area is so well covered by the Public Defender. My advice to you is to file a motion for appointment of counsel and to modify your pre-trial detention status.

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  • I want to move on probation

    I am on misdemenaor probation for two years in illinois i have been on it for 7 months so far. i want to kno if i am able to move out of state if i modify my probation instead of transferring because i spoke to somone in the state i want to move a...

    John’s Answer

    You can file a Motion to Modify your sentence before the sentencing court asking to have the residency requirement waived.

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