Benjamin Robert Lawson’s Answers

Benjamin Robert Lawson

Chicago DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  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 about 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. 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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  3. Involved in a hit and run of a stationary vehicle. What are possible penalties?

    Answered 9 days 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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  4. What is the likelyhood these charges will get dropped?

    Answered 21 days 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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  5. Blew under the limit but had medical rx in system. Got arrested blew , took urine and blood.

    Answered 7 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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  6. My brother is being charged with several felonies and I would like to know how much jail time he is facing.

    Answered 3 days ago.

    1. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. Harold L. Wallin
    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. Intoxicated Criminal Damage to Property

    Answered 6 days ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Anthony Bettencourt Cameron
    3. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    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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  8. Dui case

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jeremiah Steven Harter
    2. John Christopher Johnsen
    3. James Patrick McLane III
    4. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    5. Raymond M. Flavin III
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    6 lawyer answers

    A complaint is the formal method of charging any case. A DUI case may be brought either through a State's Attorney filing a complaint or by an officer writing a ticket. If the case is going to be upgraded, generally the State's Attorney will file a complaint that supersedes the ticket written by the officer.

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  9. Can I drive immediately after a suspended license was vacated? Nulled and voided?

    Answered 9 days ago.

    1. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. Melissa I. Smejkal
    4. Andrew Robert Fiddes
    4 lawyer answers

    You technically can, but I'd be cautious about it. If an officer stops you, he/she will likely go by the information they're receiving from the Secretary of State, and if the SoS says you're still suspended, the officer might write you up. If you want to be safe, wait for notification from the SoS, or call to confirm the suspension has been vacated.

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  10. Do I need criminal law attorney?

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. Steven Michael Dioneda
    2. Benjamin Robert Lawson
    3. Paul Matthew Marriett
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
    5. Jeffrey Billie Douglas Jacobs
    5 lawyer answers

    It rarely hurts to have an attorney with you. Oftentimes a local attorney will be able to give you an idea of the quality of an offer made by the State, and he/she can help you understand the strength of the evidence against you. Some attorneys will handle cases like these for only a small fee, and most offer free consultations. Try calling some local criminal defense attorneys or using Avvo's Find a Lawyer feature.

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