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  • DUI Status Call

    On DUI supervision for one year (until December 2015). I have a status call next month. I have completed the treatment classes, paid fines, attended victim impact panel, and paperwork for installed BAID device for 6 months in vehicle (summary su...

    Harold’s Answer

    Probably, because one of the conditions of your supervision is to go 12 months without violating any criminal statute. But since you have done everything else, you can ask the judge to terminate your supervision early. The worst thing that can happen is you are turned down.

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  • What is the course of action for getting a traffic citation 11-601.5a?

    What is the course of action for getting a traffic citation 11-601.5a (I was wrote up as exactly 26 over) since Circuit Court Judge Deborah J. Gubin found the mandatory criminal conviction penalty unconstitutional. I see there is an appeal to the ...

    Harold’s Answer

    You will need to retain a traffic attorney, who may be able to negotiate a reduce charge with the prosecutor.

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  • Will probation be given or denied?

    He has been in custody for 4 months to be exact. He was picked up on a warrant for fta in court three years ago for an agg. DUI. He didnt show up because he was afraid and also because his brother passed away in the same month or so. And the attor...

    Harold’s Answer

    An outside attorney cannot give you a meaningful answer to this question. His defense attorney would need to conference this matter with the prosecutor and/or judge and argue for time served.

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  • What may I expect in court

    I was arrested for driving with a suspended license. I ended up getting my driving abstract and found out my license was suspended because I didn't show up to court 3 years ago. However, I did show up to court and even made a partial payment on my...

    Harold’s Answer

    If you only made a partial payment years ago, you will need to go pay the rest of it and get proof of payment to the Secretary of State. You should retain an attorney to help with the driving while suspended case.

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  • What should i do If I have a warrant for missing a court date two months ago

    Court case involved reckless endangerment

    Harold’s Answer

    Your attorney should file a motion to vacate the warrant.

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  • I received a speeding ticket in Illinois for going 26-34 over posted limit can I possibly have court supervision?

    This is only the second time I've ever been pulled over in my life the first time I wasn't even given a documented warning the officer just told me not to pull a u-turn in that intersection again and let me go. This time I was pulled over for goin...

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    Under the current law, this charge is not eligible for supervision. You will need to retain an attorney to request a reduction of the charge to make it eligible for supervision.

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  • How do I get my suspended license renewed ?

    I got parking tickets on a vehicle that wasn't running.

    Harold’s Answer

    You will have to pay the parking tickets. Contact the City to discuss a payment plan. You also could consider filing for bankruptcy. Next time this happens, instead of leaving the vehicle illegally parked an accumulating tickets, you should consider having it towed or junked.

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  • Can a case be reopened to plea for house arrest?

    My cousin has been sentenced for 30 years in prison, due to sexual offenses that he committed (it was 2 girls at the same time). He did not rape them. I was wondering if house arrest would still be an option for him, since he meets the general cr...

    Harold’s Answer

    If this is a Florida offense, then you should ask a Florida attorney, but it is hard to imagine that an offense that merits a 30 year prison sentence could be converted to house arrest. It is also unusual for a sentence to be amended so long after it became final unless there was a successful appeal or postconviction motion.

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  • If I received a red light camera ticket in Illinois do I have to pay it?

    Making a u turn and light turned red. caught on red light camera.

    Harold’s Answer

    Yes, you have to pay it. If you don't pay it now, eventually you will be tagged with extra fees and costs, plus a license suspension.

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  • Can I get my license if I'm under court supervision?

    I went to court in April for driving without a license/insurance and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, I pled guilty, paid the fine and was given 12 months court supervision. My question is can I go get my license or does court super...

    Harold’s Answer

    The supervision will not do anything to further prevent you from obtaining your driver's license. It won't help, either.

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