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Melissa I. Smejkal

Melissa Smejkal’s Answers

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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...

    Melissa’s Answer

    You will need to hire an attorney who can negotiate a reducer on your behalf? Where do you have court?

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  • Is there anything i can do.

    In october 2014 my childs father hit me while i was 6 months pregnant. He was arrested in cook county and the court dropped the charges. We tried again without counseling and once his family member passed away he muffed me/ pushed my head with an ...

    Melissa’s Answer

    Call the states attorney and tell them you do not want to proceed with the case.

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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.

    Melissa’s Answer

    Yes, you have to pay the red light ticket.

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  • Is the a drug case lawyer that would take 1000.00 up front?

    there was a raid at my fiance's sister house and theytook my fiance and his sister to jail. my question is if this raid was at her house in her room was the target room and we don't live there did they have a right to take him to jail?his name is ...

    Melissa’s Answer

    Call a few lawyers and ask their fee. Many have payment plans. Is it a DuPage case?

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  • Question about Ticket for using Cell Phone While Driving in IL.

    Yesterday I got my 1st ticket for using my phone to look up directions while driving in IL. The police officer said if I didn't get any more tickets within 90 days that it would be like it never happened but from what I read, a first time offense ...

    Melissa’s Answer

    Never take legal advice from the poluce. Go to court and ask for supervision.

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  • I received 2 tkts for no car seat for my 2 kids. The PO made it a must appear in court. What can happen to me its 1st offense?

    I was pulled over because my 7yr old and 5 year old were not in a car seat. My two kids were sitting in between my parents lap. I was on vacation in Chicago, IL and the ticket was given to me in Oak Lawn, IL when this happened to me. I know I wil...

    Melissa’s Answer

    Bring proof you bought car seats to court.

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  • Probation and polygraph

    I been on probation for one year. I have one more year to go. I had to take a polygraph my first one I wrote under duress so she wouldn't test me so I have to reschedule it. so I reschedule in beginning of November this year my probation officer s...

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    Yes, she can file it. Get a sooner date.

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  • Got a paraphernalia charge and got supervision for 2 years. 2 years from the end of supervision is here. How do i start expngmnt

    Happened at ISU in bloomington Normal freshman year. I am about to finish my 5th year for my masters in accounting and want it removed quickly.

    Melissa’s Answer

    Hire an attorney for the best result.

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  • Didn't have proof of insurance on parents car on hand but the car is insured

    I was driving my parents car coming home from work and got pulled over for going 75 on the highway. He didn't use radar and just told me I was speeding and asked for insurance and all that. Turns out the card in the glove compartment was expired b...

    Melissa’s Answer

    Go to court and show proof of insurance. Request a court date for the speeding ticket.

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  • Is there anything I can do after I have been charged of a misdemeanor case and sentenced?

    I have never been in trouble in my life and I was at Walmart with someone else who stole and they didn't even charge them with retail theft but charged me with retail theft and punished me way harder when there was no evidence to prove my involvement

    Melissa’s Answer

    Did you have a trial? You can appeal within 30 days.

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