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  • Will I definitely serve jail time?

    I have a pending charge for a level 6 felony theft in one county and just received a level 6 felony charge for drugs in a different county. Will I definitely serve jail time since I have two different charges in different counties or is there anyt...

    Charles’s Answer

    Experienced counsel is a MUST. Your work status and prior criminal record will be determinative.

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  • Do I need a worker's comp lawyer?

    I was injured at work for the railroad and the company didn't provide me with accurate information for me to get in touch with someone for woker's compensation benefits. We don't have very good union representation where I am and I couldn't get a...

    Charles’s Answer

    You need to discuss your claim with an attorney who is experienced in working with FELA. Your claim is NOT under ANY state Workers Compensation Act but rather under FELA, the federal statute which governs compensation for injuries sustained by railroad workers.

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  • Should I go after father of the kid who T boned me?

    it happened in Illinois. So Illinois is a NO FAULT state. I was found 90/10 liable. The kid had no insurance. The truck he hit me in was his fathers truck. So my question is: Can I or should I go after his father for negligence? Since...

    Charles’s Answer

    FYI - llinois is NOT a "no-fault" state. We have modified comparative negligence which means no recovery if you are 51% or more at fault.

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  • I want to rent an apartment in Fort Wayne, I am on Pretrial Diversion Program, will it affect me?

    I finished court in July 2015 for a battery charge, was placed on Pretrial Diversion Program so even though the charge Is pending and will be until I complete the year of the program my application was denied. Is there anything I can do? Do I just...

    Charles’s Answer

    What did the landlord ask? Did you enter into a conditional discharge or deferred prosecution?

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  • Should I sue my friend?

    My friend and I were in a car accident. He lost control of the car and crashed the car. I let my friend drive my car knowing his license were suspended. I have liability insurance and he was at fault. Should I sue him for the damage of my car?

    Charles’s Answer

    Your friend has no license, no car, and no insurance. You have liability only so you cannot process a claim against your insurance. No attorney would represent you because you would never collect.

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  • First time offense, I got caught allegedly going 90 mph on a 70 mph zone, will I face jail time for this

    I was caught doing 90 mph ( allegedly) in a 70 mph zone after not being on the highway for a mile, this is my first offense and have had no prior arrests, can I face jail time for this and should I hire a lawyer to fight this if I don't get accept...

    Charles’s Answer

    If you were charged with Reckless Driving, you would not qualify for Infraction Deferral and MUST hire a traffic attorney ASAP. If Infraction Deferral is offered, take it. Then you will NOT need an attorney. Good luck!

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  • How will my workers' compensation benefits be calculated as a part-time employee?

    Hired as part-time (at least 40 hours across 2 weeks). Have worked at least 56-80 hours during 6 months of employment. Will my AWW be calculated on the 40 hours OR the average number of hours I actually worked?

    Charles’s Answer

    Your AWW (average weekly wage) will be calculated based on the number of hours you actually worked, divided by the weeks you worked.

    I cannot stress too strongly that you WILL be disadvantaged if you do not hire an attorney. For Illinois Workers' Compensation claims, you will ALWAYS cheat yourself if your do not hire experienced counsel. You will have someone to guide you through the process AND when it is time to settle, an attorney can add value to your case IN EXCESS of his fee. So, you have fewer headaches AND you get more money. It really is a no-brainer.

    You can find an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney here on AVVO. Attorneys on AVVO want to help you but we are not permitted to solicit your business. You must contact us.

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  • What are the possible outcomes?

    Hello, I was involved in an accident, which was my fault. I got a ticket to go to court on October 2, 2015 because of no insurance. I'm currently on SR22 but was driving a vechile that wasn't insured. What will they say at court? Will I loose lic...

    Charles’s Answer

    I hope you are confused. If you had insurance on ANY car, you were covered. If you had no insurance on any car, you will be personally liable for the cost of all personal injuries and property damage that resulted. You will have to enter into a repayment agreement or face indefinite suspension of your driving privileges.

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  • I have a felony or bench warrant on my record from Hammond Indiana Court System. Did not appear in court was not aware of this.

    How can I remove this from my record. I rented a car and when I returned the vehicle the bill was $3,000. I disagree with the total. So the company has gone to court and now I have a felony. The courts have the case as : criminal conversion-fa...

    Charles’s Answer

    You are confused. If there was a bench warrant, there would be NO bond. There is MUCH more to this than is in the post. Do NOT post the details. Discuss this with a local criminal defense attorney. Bankruptcy has NOTHING to do with ANY criminal charges except that if you have been convicted, you may not be able to discharge the debt in bankruptcy. Discuss this aspect with a Bankruptcy attorney.

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  • What do I do?

    I have a few questions. I am a 17 year old female dating a 19 year old male, my (male) legal guardian doesn't approve of the relationship. Could my boyfriend get in trouble if my guardian claims that my boyfriend has had sexual contact with me? An...

    Charles’s Answer

    Though I share Attorney Farr's angst about neglecting the details, you and your boyfriend have no legal problems. Your boyfriend is an adult and there is no law that would prohibit your guardian from communicating sexually explicit content.

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