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Jerry A. Tuffentsamer

Peoria Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Question about settling out of court?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Jerry A. Tuffentsamer
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Mishka L Marshall
    5. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV
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    With so much at stake and with the issues present. You really should consult with an attorney.

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  2. Are all infractions supposed to be treated equally in our court system? My cousin failed to appear for DUI court & no warrant:

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jerry A. Tuffentsamer
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Thaddeus Furlong
    5. Raymond M. Flavin III
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    It depends on the prosecution and the judge in each individual case whether a warrant will be issued for a failure to appear. However, if you ever miss a court date, you should almost always expect a bench warrant to be issued. That being said, many times an attorney can clear up a bench warrant for failure to appear. I would suggest that you retain an attorney. For more information check out: http://tufflawfirm.com

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  3. How to get your court supervision back after being convicted?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Jerry A. Tuffentsamer
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    5. Raymond M. Flavin III
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    I agree with those above, you can vacate the conviction and request court supervision if it is within 30 days of your conviction or if it is within 2 years and the State's Attorney does not object. Many times an attorney can get the States' attorney to agree to supervision and not object to the motion to vacate, in which case the judge will most likely grant your motion to vacate and enter the plea of supervision. For more information check out: http://tufflawfirm.com

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  4. DUI possibly for mistakenly mixing up my vial of pills and my cats -- it happened

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Elizabeth Marie Vonau
    2. Jerry A. Tuffentsamer
    3. Harold L. Wallin
    4. Raymond M. Flavin III
    5. Richard Todd Rosenstein
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    You need to retain a DUI attorney as soon as possible. There are many things that are time sensitive in a DUI Defense. Thus, it is very important that you act quickly as possible.

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  5. Can i take my ex to court for a settlement she received in the death of our child

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Jason Todd Studinski
    4. Jerry A. Tuffentsamer
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    You are entitled to a parent's share of your child's wrongful death award. However, given the different ways that these matters may be settled out of court, it is important that you act quickly and retain an attorney as soon as possible in order to determine what the ultimate result will be. Most lawyers will most likely only charge you on a contingency basis for representing you in this type of matter, meaning you will not have to pay any costs or fees up-front if their is a viable claim pending.

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  6. I completed my community service and worked off my fine but still have court costs and fees. what happens now?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Peter Christian Komar
    2. Jerry A. Tuffentsamer
    3. Ted Harvatin
    4. Paul F. Serkland
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    It depends on the State's Attorney and ultimately the judge. Many times the State's Attorney will agree to give you further time to pay (in Peoria County have you sign a payment plan that is based upon your income). Yet, you should discuss the matter with an attorney to ensure the best possible outcome. The ramifications of failing to abide by the terms of the court supervision can lead to the State's Attorney petitioning to revoke your court supervision.

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  7. Can I be charged with the a DUI?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Harold L. Wallin
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. J. Richard Kulerski
    5. Edward Brandon Beckham
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    Can you be charged? Yes. The State can charge you with whatever they want. However, the real question is wether they will be sucessful in obtaining a conviction. If what you are saying is true, then you have an excellent defense. You should also have your summary suspension lifted as well. Yet, it is important that you hire a private attorney as the public defender cannot petition to have your driving privledges reinstated immeiately.

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  8. Being sued 50000 for a minor car accident, car was insured, but I am not on the policy. What should I do?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Joseph Younes
    3. Joseph Paul Giamanco
    4. Francis M Smith
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I agree with everyone else here. As long as you were a permissive driver, then you should be covered under the insurance policy. Again, the amount claimed is simply what has been alleged in the suit and does not necessarily mean what the actual damages are. You should contact the insurance company and forward on all the information that has been provided to you. The insurance company should then take care of everything and retain an attorney to defend the the lawsuit. As long as the...

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  9. How can I get my license back?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Jerry A. Tuffentsamer
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. Raymond M. Flavin III
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    I agree you should try to vacate your conviction. You need to move quickly though as there are certain time limits for requesting that something be vacated.

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  10. My mother passed away she had a 10000.00 estate life ins.policy he said he was going to pay her property taxes out of this money

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Robert H. Hanaford
    2. Jerry A. Tuffentsamer
    3. David Andrew Greene
    4. Tatiana Kadetskaya
    5. Carol Di Giacomo
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    I agree with the others, you post is lacking some critical information. First, who is "he"? Second, when were the insurance proceeds issued? Are you a beneficiary under the will or by law? Depending on the above facts, anyone handling the estate, the Executor (if there is a Will) or the Administrator ( if there was no Will) has fiduciary duty to protect the assets of the estate, which means paying the bills on time to avoid additional penalties and fees. Furthermore, if you are a...

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