Daniel G. Galivan’s Answers

Daniel G. Galivan

Clarendon Hills Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can u get a dui for driving a motor bike?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Harold L. Wallin
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. Daniel G. Galivan
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    5. Theodor Kaplun
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    Operating any motorized vehicle can lead to a DUI. You need to retain an experienced criminal defense/DUI attorney. Most of us provide free consultations. www.galivanlaw.net

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  2. Background check

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Daniel G. Galivan
    3. Ray Choudhry
    4. Mechislav Furman
    5. Martin Samuel Lascola
    5 lawyer answers

    Supervision is not a conviction so you can honestly answer "NO" to that question. www.galivanlaw.net

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  3. What should I do if a police officer marked the accident report wrong and the insurance company is saying i hit the husband?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel G. Galivan
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Police reports are not evidence, so I would not be too concerned about the error in the report. You will have to give your insurer notice of the accident and inform them of the error in the report, then let the insurance companies fight it out. That's what you have insurance for: your liability coverage covers the other driver's damages and injuries if your insurer agrees you are liable. If your insurere does not agree, then they hire and pay a lawyer to defend you.

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  4. Felony DUI

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Daniel G. Galivan
    3. Harold L. Wallin
    4. Adam Domenick Rumschlag
    5. Ethan Patrick Meaney
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    Possibly, but not necessarily. Depending on the basis for your suspension, prior driving history and prior criminal history, an experienced criminal defense/DUI attorney may very well be able to secure the reducer. You may also have defenses an experienced attorney can utilize in negotiations or at trial. You need to consult an attorney regarding the specifics of your case. No-obligation consultations are free. www.galivanlaw.net

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  5. Can I get this case thrown out?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel G. Galivan
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. David Scott Olshansky
    4. George Costas Andriotis
    5. Michael R Crosner
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    Unfortunately you cannot have charges dismissed because they are laughable, unless the states attorney agrees with you. While you suspect that the waitress has claimed that you were the one who did not pay, more likely you being charged under an accountability theory as the police believe you were the "getaway" driver. The case is definitely defensible, but I would not count on the state seeing things your way without competent representation. If convicted, this will follow you for the rest of...

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  6. What if drugs were found in a car I was a passenger in?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Daniel G. Galivan
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Olga V. Blotnis
    4. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    5. Harold L. Wallin
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    The state is not required to prove "actual" possession in drug cases, meaning the drugs do not have to be recovered directly from you. They can, instead, prove what is called "constructive" possession: drugs found in a place under your immediate and/or exclusive control. Having said that, please know that police reports are often written in ways that do not accurately reflect what actually occurred; and the cops will testify in whatever way they wrote it up. Because it was not your car, an...

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  7. I would like to know how I can get a probono attorney for defamation of character and tort law? I have suffered mental anguish,

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Charles Giacoletto
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Michael Ryan Juarez
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    If you truly have a provable defamation case with provable damages, you can secure counsel with a contingency fee agreement. Get an attorney with experience in this area. Most of us provide free consultations. www.galivanlaw.net

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  8. Is it common for an insurance company to replace the Defendants' Counsel in the middle of an ongoing personal injury case?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Daniel G. Galivan
    3. Nima Taradji
    4. John Gus Zgourides
    5. David J. Kiesler
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    It happens more often for reasons having nothing to do with the attorney's handling of the case. www.galivanlaw.net

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  9. How long does it take to be released from jail once innocence is proven?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel G. Galivan
    2. Joshua Sachs
    3. Melissa I. Smejkal
    4. Stephen L. Richards
    5. Haytham Faraj
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    The decision to drop charges can only be made by the prosecutor. I'm sure the state would investigate this alibi thoroughly. How long that might take is speculation based on the information provided. The accused needs to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to properly present the alibi and move for a bond reduction in the interim. Most of us provide free consultation. www. galivanlaw. net

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  10. What kind of defense can my sister use for her Home Invasion charge?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Daniel G. Galivan
    3. Raymond George Wigell
    4. Melissa I. Smejkal
    5. Michael David Elkin
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    Unfortunately for your sister, she is charged with an offense that carries a minimum mandatory sentence of six years in prison and it is not up to the boyfriend whether or not to pursue the case. The state's attorney has filed the charges and no doubt has the boyfriend locked into a written statement that can be admitted into evidence if he testifies inconsistently. If he refuses to appear after being subpoenaed, the state will have a warrant issued for his arrest. There are potential defenses...

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