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Eric Paul Hanson

Joliet State, Local, and Municipal Law Attorney.

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  1. I am in court for a second dui and i just received a third dui. Will I go to jail

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Harold L. Wallin
    2. Eric Paul Hanson
    3. Benjamin Pearce Titter
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    5. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
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    7 lawyer answers

    There are mandatory minimum sentences that may arise in your cases. Furthermore, if it is your third DUI, you may face felony charges. I highly recommend you retain an attorney.

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  2. I was involved in an accident that was my fault, I was issued a DUI for the accident, should I give a recorded statement?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Eric Paul Hanson
    2. Harold L. Wallin
    3. Thomas F. McGuire
    4. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    5. Ted Harvatin
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    7 lawyer answers

    You should contact an attorney immediately. And do NOT provide statements of any kind until you consult with your attorney. The charges against you are serious - and any statements you make could affect your case, as well as a subsequent civil lawsuit.

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  3. Brother got a DUI i think in the beginning of the year he is 32. He was told to do community hours can he go to jail if not don?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Raymond M. Flavin III
    2. Eric Paul Hanson
    3. John Patrick Lonergan
    4. Elizabeth Marie Vonau
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    6 lawyer answers

    Yes. The community service work was part of his sentence for DUI. His failure to complete it can result in jail time.

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  4. Do i need a lawyer in order to get a restricted driving permit?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Eric Paul Hanson
    2. Harold L. Wallin
    3. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4 lawyer answers

    You are not required to have an attorney, but I would highly recommend you hire an attorney to guide you through the application process. It can be daunting to face on your own.

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  5. Arrested for DUI, Blew UNDER the legal limit

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Sarah E. Toney
    2. Eric Paul Hanson
    3. Paul Matthew Marriett
    4. L. Vincent Ramunno
    5. Adam N. Stillo Jr.
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    6 lawyer answers

    The fact that your BAC was .06 helps your case, but your statements about the medications could be problematic. You need to consult with an attorney right away.

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  6. I missed a court date?!

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Younes
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Eric Paul Hanson
    4. George Costas Andriotis
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    7 lawyer answers

    Check with the circuit clerk of the court - and obtain a driving history from the Secretary of State right away. There is a good chance that your driving privileges may be suspended as a result of the ticket.

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  7. Tenant uses trivial reason for nonpaying of rent. Can landlord file eviction for this tenant?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Eric Paul Hanson
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Barry Cahn Boykin
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes. But you should be prepared to respond to the tenant's claims in court (i.e. evidence that the water pressure is satisfactory).

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  8. Is it legal for a sheriff/PI to serve a summons to a tenant to appear in court for an eviction by placing a notice on door?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Eric Paul Hanson
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    Under Illinois law, a notice to terminate tenancy can be served on the tenant (1) personally, (2) by substitute service (serving someone at least 13 years old at the premises), or (3) by posting the notice on the door. However, posting is only valid if there is no one in actual possession of the unit, or in other words - the unit has been abandoned. It cannot be used simply because the tenant is hard to track down - or refuses to open the door. This often poses problems and serious...

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  9. Which eviction process should I use?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Eric Paul Hanson
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Sara R. Howard
    4. Gregory John Barry
    4 lawyer answers

    Start with the 5 day notice for non-payment of rent. It will move things along quicker. If you are not paid in full within 5 days, you can file an eviction complaint in court immediately - you do not need to wait 30 days or serve any additional notice. If your tenant DOES pay the rent in full within 5 days, you have not waived your right to terminate the month to month lease any time thereafter with a 30 day notice to quit. I recommend hiring an attorney to guide you through the process.

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  10. What are my chances of not going to jail for driving with suspended license in Illinois?

    Answered 26 days ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Eric Paul Hanson
    3. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    4. Daniel P Madigan
    5. Omer Jaleel
    5 lawyer answers

    There is a mandatory minimum sentence for driving while license suspended (when suspended for a DUI) of 10 days in jail or 240 hours of public service work. Because it is your first offense for DWLS, you may be eligible for the public service work - in lieu of jail.

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