Ronald Len Hanna’s Answers

Ronald Len Hanna

Peoria attorney.

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  1. Do I have even a slim shot of winning this DUI case?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Stefan K. Fenner
    3. Louis Joseph Meyer
    4. Ronald Len Hanna
    5. John Paul Thygerson
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with the posted comments. From what you have described it might be a difficult case for the State to prove. However, it is impossible to provide any reasonable assessment of a case without reviewing all of the State's evidence including the officer's narrative report(s) and any video evidence from either the squad car or booking room. You probably also know from interning there that Woodford County is notoriously conservative, something to take into consideration when considering...

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  2. How are inmates eligible for RDAP ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ronald Len Hanna
    2. JaPaula C Kemp
    2 lawyer answers

    Typically an inmate must have a documented pattern of substance abuse in the 12 months prior to arrest; They must be diagnosed as having a drug use disorder; The inmate must be willing to participate in the program and sign a statement accepting responsibility for obligations of the program; They must have at least 24 months of their sentence remaining and be able to complete all three phases of the program including the community-based program in the halfway house. Ice detainees, pretrial...

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  3. On Court Supervision for DUI, got a speeding ticket.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ronald Len Hanna
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Ted Harvatin
    4. Anthony M Salerno
    4 lawyer answers

    You have specifically asked whether s speeding ticket violates your court supervision. Given that the number one condition of court supervision is that you shall not commit further offenses, the answer is "yes" to your question. Your concern should be whether the state will consider the violation serious enough for them to proceed with a petition to revoke your court supervision. If so, the state will petition the court to revoke your court supervision and bring you back to court for a...

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  4. I was asked by a job if I ever been convicted of a criminal Felony. Is a Felony DUI considered a criminal Felony?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Wes Cowell
    2. Ronald Len Hanna
    3. Luke Allen Thomas
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    4 lawyer answers

    A DUI is a criminal offense. It is typically a misdemeanor unless certain aggravating factors are present that make it chargeable as a felony, including two or more prior DUI dispositions. A felony offense is any crime where the possible penalty exceeds one year imprisonment. Under our current statutory scheme, you cannot expunge or seal a felony DUI, or misdemeanor DUI for that matter.

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  5. Is a nolle presequi a conviction?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Louis Joseph Meyer
    3. Joshua Sachs
    4. John Paul Thygerson
    5. John M. Kaman
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    No.

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  6. I was arrested for shoplifting $60 item. Was fingerprinted. In court I was asked to pay a fine and case was dismissed.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Raymond George Wigell
    2. Ronald Len Hanna
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    If you were arrested, booked, and fingerprinted, it is likely that a record exists. Arrest records continue to exist even in dismissed cases unless you proceed with an expungement or sealing procedure. You should request a background check on yourself from the Illinois State police and the FBI. If the arrest is disclosed and you wish to clear it from your record, you should contact an attorney that specializes in that area of law.

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  7. In what year did Illinois classify a DUI as a Class A misdemeanor?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Luke Allen Thomas
    2. Ronald Len Hanna
    3. Steven H. Fagan
    3 lawyer answers

    Most first offense DUIs are charged as a class A misdemeanor unless certain aggravating factors are present. To be absolutely certain you should check your sentencing order and court documents from the county where the case was handled.

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  8. Do I need an attorney to request court supervision for 2nd speeding ticket within 12 months?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Martin Samuel Lascola
    4. Ronald Len Hanna
    4 lawyer answers

    It depends on the county in which your most recent ticket is pending, your overall record, and the speed which you were traveling in this case. Some counties can be more conservative and difficult to deal with than others. You should probably inquire with a local attorney for more information.

  9. Will a drug paraphernalia ticket stay on my record if its a civil ticket?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Ronald Len Hanna
    3. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you were charged with a municipal ordinance violation. If that is the case, most municipalities do not create an official court record if you pay the fine within a prescribed period advance of the court date. You should check with the clerks office. If you are concerned about this appearing on your record, you should contact an experienced attorney to inquire further and look into performing a background check.

  10. What is the likely outcome of my next probation hearing?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Raymond George Wigell
    2. Ronald Len Hanna
    2 lawyer answers

    According to the information you provided, you will be on probation until June 2014. Most of the time a judge will schedule a day or appear date at the time of sentencing. If the defendant cannot pay their fines in time, they must show up in court and explain why. It may be as simple as requesting additional time to pay but I would highly recommend speaking to a local attorney or visiting with your state's attorney to look more closely at your particular situation.