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Melissa I. Smejkal

Melissa Smejkal’s Answers

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  • Do I need to worry about child be taken?

    Hi, so I have a 3 year old with my ex were young 19.. We share custody. He has always been abusive with me but never with our son so he could still see him. But he was recently forced by courts to pay child support and he doesn't like that. He tol...

    Melissa’s Answer

    Not likely based on the facts provided.

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  • Do I need a attorney ? And can I sue the police that Falsely arrested me with out reading my rights ? And any information?

    I signed up to be a secret shopper and received a check for 1300 when I spoke to the man he told me to deposit it into the bank but instead I went a cashed it at a currency exchange it cashed so about a month later the worker called me about the c...

    Melissa’s Answer

    Yes, you need an attorney asap to handle your case.

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  • Is it okay to talk over the Speaker Phone or Bluetooth while Driving in the IL State? Please advise

    Is it okay to talk over the Speaker Phone or Bluetooth while Driving in the IL State? Please advise

    Melissa’s Answer

    Yes, that is currently allowed in Illinois.

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  • My gf had an 2yr plenary order of protection against after court she allowed me to come home to work on things we have kids,

    My gf had an 2yr plenary order of protection against after court she allowed me to come home to work on things we have kids, 3 weeks later we were at home having a drink together an the police shows up,Im arrested sent back to jail on a 150,000 bo...

    Melissa’s Answer

    Hire an attorney and have her terminate the op.

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  • Can my daughter plead guilty on DUI charge without personally being in the courtroom. She lives in Texas.

    My daughter was charged with DUI under the influence of KUSH. she lives here in Texas, she did not show up for court . Can she be represented by an attorney on her behalf to plead.

    Melissa’s Answer

    No and if she misses court a warrant will be issued for her arrest.

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  • Do I violate probation if I was in the car accident?

    I am on probation for theft and I was involved in a car accident.. It was my fault that I rear ended the car in front of me because it was raining an d roads were slippery and as I was breaking to stop on the red light and slightly hit the car in ...

    Melissa’s Answer

    If you have a valid license and insurance you are not in violation of your probation.

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  • What can it happen to me n will i have to go to jail?

    I was charge with retail felony i was cough in waltmart for stealing baby cloths of a amount of 374$ i went to jail and paid a bonf of 25,000 $ to come out will my case be so bad that i can go to jail againg or what r the chanses of me finishing t...

    Melissa’s Answer

    First thing you need to do is hire an attorney. Did you have your preliminary hearing yet?

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  • I got a DUI several years ago in SC and now need to get my DL back in IL. I need help figuring out what I need to do.

    It was several years ago that I got DUI and have paid all the fines owed in SC. I travel for my job, so sitting down in IL to take the classes is not going to be very easy to do. Need advice on what steps I can take to obtain a valid DL in Illin...

    Melissa’s Answer

    Did you have an Illinois license when you got the dui?

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  • How can I find an attorney that will handle a Pro Bono Case.

    My husband was recently arrested on retail theft charges from December (classified as a felony), he is now out on bond. His court date is in late May, 2015 and we are in desperate need of a lawyer. He is the sole provider, and I am a nursing stud...

    Melissa’s Answer

    Lawyers do not work for free. You need to meet with a few and hire one you like.

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  • What punishment can I expect from my charge?

    I am an 18 year old high school senior and im going away to college in the fall, I was charged with a misdemeanor for retail theft and I have an arraignment on June 5th, I have a clean record and this is my first and I promise my last offense. Thi...

    Melissa’s Answer

    You will have no problems going on your trip. An attorney can handle all of this for you. Which courthouse do you have to go to?

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