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Benjamin Robert Lawson

Chicago DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. I got a dui may 26th 2014. Along with other charges. I then got charged with two counts of dui august 18th 2014.

    Answered 10 days ago.

    1. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    2. Harold L. Wallin
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4 lawyer answers

    You are facing the revocation of your driving privileges and several class A misdemeanors, each of which carries the possibility of jail time. A second DUI mandates that you either perform a significant amount of public service or serve time in jail. How can you minimize the consequences? 1) Hire the best lawyer you can find and 2) Get yourself into some sort of treatment program.

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  2. Private attorney vs. student legal service attorney.

    Answered 16 days ago.

    1. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    2. Anthony Bettencourt Cameron
    3. Anthony Robert Scifo
    4. Melissa I. Smejkal
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5 lawyer answers

    As a former SLS intern I can say that the legal assistance you receive through student legal services is generally very competent and qualified, particularly when it comes to citations commonly given to students, such as underage drinking tickets. That said, it can be a significantly different experience than hiring your own attorney. If you feel you need someone with a lot of experience or any other particular qualifications, you can and should hire an attorney. If you feel you cannot afford...

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  3. I have been charged with aggravated dui my case was dismissed but I got indicted is there a chance I can get my case dismiss

    Answered 10 days ago.

    1. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    2. Matthew R. Gebhardt
    3. Melissa I. Smejkal
    4. Joshua Sachs
    5. Anthony Bettencourt Cameron
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    8 lawyer answers

    When cases are charged as felonies, the underlying misdemeanor charges are dismissed as a formality. If that is what has happened, then it is highly unlikely that your case will be dismissed. You need an attorney as soon as possible. Aggravated DUI can be charged in a number of different ways depending on the circumstances of the case. Do not post the details on this forum. Instead, speak to several attorneys and hire the one with whom you feel most comfortable. Best of luck to you.

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  4. I was in car crash while DUI, assume blood taken. 2 tickets(danger driving, speeding) but no arrest! Whats should I do now?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jay Scott Finnecy
    2. Robert H. Hanaford
    3. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    5. Steven Michael Dioneda
    5 lawyer answers

    Your friend was incorrect. You need to hire a criminal defense attorney immediately. You also need to avoid talking about your case any more on this public forum.

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  5. I had a DUI that ended in a Nolle Prosequi. If I get another arrest for a DUI can the previous one be used against me?

    Answered 11 days ago.

    1. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    2. Harold L. Wallin
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    Not for most purposes. Hopefully you were able to get the statutory summary suspension rescinded as well.

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  6. Intoxicated Criminal Damage to Property

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    2. Anthony Bettencourt Cameron
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Omer Jaleel
    4 lawyer answers

    If you were arrested and a complaint was made, then most likely you will be charged. The time to speak to a lawyer is now, before the charges have been filed. This will give your attorney time to sit down with you, review the situation, and try to work to resolve the situation before it escalates or worsens.

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  7. Why am I getting charged with two dui's DUI - ALCOHOL - 1ST OR 2ND OFFENSE and DUI - BAC .08 OR MORE - 1ST OR 2ND OFFENSE

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Jeremy Ming Wang
    3. Raymond M. Flavin III
    4. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    5. Frank Mascagni III
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    8 lawyer answers

    The State can choose either to prove that you were under the influence of alcohol and it impaired your driving or that your BAC was .08 or greater while you were driving. It is doubtful that you will go to jail, but a good attorney can explain your options and the likely outcomes of your case. Most attorneys, including many of the ones listed here, offer free consultations. You should speak to one as soon as possible.

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  8. Speeding ticket 40 in a 25 zone in Kane county, How much for atty to get me out of ticket and it's tomorrow

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    2. Jonathan Tyler Adkins
    3. Anthony Bettencourt Cameron
    4. Robert Michael Motta II
    5. Liwu Hong
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    6 lawyer answers

    This is not a job board, most attorneys offer free consultations and can give you a quote over the phone. Call some in your area or use Avvo's Find a Lawyer feature. Best of luck to you.

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  9. Defense Lawyer or public defender ?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    3. Alison H. Motta
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. Nicholas Dwight Thornton
    5 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, your PO doesn't necessarily have sole discretion about whether your probation is revoked. It's a good instinct to try to retain counsel at this point in time. Try Avvo's Find a Lawyer feature or search for attorneys in your area.

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  10. My brother is being charged with several felonies and I would like to know how much jail time he is facing.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3. Harold L. Wallin
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    5. Elizabeth Abouchar Homsy
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    6 lawyer answers

    On the most serious charge (aggravated DUI resulting in death) your brother faces 1-12 years (assuming only one fatality). He will not be eligible for good time credit, meaning he will serve 85% of his sentence, and probation will not be available unless the judge finds very special circumstances. He needs to hire a very good defense attorney immediately.

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