Benjamin Robert Lawson’s Answers

Benjamin Robert Lawson

Chicago DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 12
  1. I was in car crash while DUI, assume blood taken. 2 tickets(danger driving, speeding) but no arrest! Whats should I do now?

    Answered 2 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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  2. Intoxicated Criminal Damage to Property

    Answered about 1 month 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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  3. 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 4 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Jeremy Ming Wang
    3. Raymond M. Flavin III
    4. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    5. Frank Mascagni III
    6. ···
    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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  4. 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 16 days ago.

    1. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    2. Jonathan Tyler Adkins
    3. Anthony Bettencourt Cameron
    4. Robert Michael Motta II
    5. Liwu Hong
    6. ···
    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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  5. Defense Lawyer or public defender ?

    Answered 16 days 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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  6. My brother is being charged with several felonies and I would like to know how much jail time he is facing.

    Answered 29 days 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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  7. Involved in a hit and run of a stationary vehicle. What are possible penalties?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    2. Steven Michael Dioneda
    3. Jonathan Paul Crannell
    4. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    5. Chen Kasher
    5 lawyer answers

    The possible criminal charge is Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Leaving the Scene of an accident is a Class A misdemeanor and carries up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $2500. Conviction also carries a possible license suspension depending on the amount of damage to the other vehicle. Consider hiring an attorney, especially if you receive a ticket in the mail.

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  8. What is the likelyhood these charges will get dropped?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Paul Matthew Marriett
    4. Jeffrey Billie Douglas Jacobs
    5. Peter John Marek
    5 lawyer answers

    If you hire an attorney? Very small. If you don't? None. These are fairly serious charges, and there are several of them. They could have long term consequences for your license, your driving record and your criminal record. An attorney can help you minimize those consequences.

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  9. Blew under the limit but had medical rx in system. Got arrested blew , took urine and blood.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Raymond M. Flavin III
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    5. Timothy P. Martin
    5 lawyer answers

    Contact an attorney who practices in Kankakee (or wherever the ticket was written). I used to live there, and most defense attorneys offer free consultations. They can give you an idea of the charges you are facing and the potential consequences.

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  10. My brother was charged for a battery(weird way saying hitting somebody i think)

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. Jonathan Tyler Adkins
    4 lawyer answers

    There is no such rule. Unless you file a written speedy trial demand, the judge could conceivably continue the case again. Your brother needs to hire an attorney if he hasn't already.

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