Jeremy J. Richey’s Answers

Jeremy J. Richey

Sullivan General Practice Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. What's my exposure if I bail someone out of jail?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Jeremy J. Richey
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2 lawyer answers

    Illinois did away with bail bondsmen, so don't worry about what my out-of-state colleague wrote. The 10% rule is pretty easy. For example, if bond is set at $1,000/10%, then it will cost $100 to bond the person out. This money is paid directly to the sheriff's department or police department holding the person. There will also be a small sheriff's fee. As a practical matter, you probably will never see your money again. The court will likely take the bond money and apply it to the...

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  2. I live in illinois and read that some states can expung a dui conviction can i go to one of those states and have it expunged?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Jeremy J. Richey
    3. Louis Joseph Meyer
    4. Jimmie David Gentle
    4 lawyer answers

    No. Only an Illinois court can seal or expunge an Illinois court record. DUI supervisions and convictions cannot be expunged or sealed.

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  3. Concerning an attorney

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeremy J. Richey
    2. Melissa I. Smejkal
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3 lawyer answers

    It is best for you to have an attorney. If you can't afford a private attorney, ask the judge to appoint a public defender to represent you on your first court appearance. Yes, this case could cause problems for you later in life. Your attorney (whether public defender or private attorney) will help you to get the best result in your case. Hopefully you will be eligible for judicial supervision (as a worst case scenario) which can be expunged a number of years down the road. Save all...

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  4. How long does it take for a refusal to blow take to come off ur record

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeremy J. Richey
    2. Wayne E. Brucar
    3. Louis Joseph Meyer
    3 lawyer answers

    It may still be on your driving abstract since the civil DUI suspension penalty can remain even if the DUI (criminal charge) is dismissed. But, if you have only plead guilty or been found guilty of one DUI in the criminal courts, then you only have one criminal DUI prior.

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  5. Can a minors name be placed in a newspaper article without consent.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jeremy J. Richey
    1 lawyer answer

    In Illinois, for criminal purposes, a person is an adult at 17. Your son's adult case is public record and the newspaper is free to publish his name.

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  6. Can i be charged with a theft only becuase someone else said i did it

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeremy J. Richey
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Melissa I. Smejkal
    4. Daniel G. Galivan
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    5 lawyer answers

    We have no way of knowing what other evidence may or may not exist, but one credible witness is enough for a prosecutor to file charges. Whether that is enough for a conviction is an entirely different question that you should be discussing with your attorney (whether public defender or the attorney you privately retain).

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  7. Can I get a battery charge from 1989 sealed in Illinois?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeremy J. Richey
    2. Omer Jaleel
    3. James Regan
    3 lawyer answers

    No, not without a pardon.

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  8. Federal criminal defense

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jeremy J. Richey
    2. Steven H. Fagan
    3. Richard D. Willstatter
    4. Ryan Patrick McClure
    5. John M. Kaman
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can secure a lawyer before a case is filed and you should get one. The earlier a lawyer gets involved in a matter, the more damage he or she can potentially prevent from happening to your defense.

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  9. What are possible consequences for drinking on school property

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jeremy J. Richey
    2. Matthew John Hachigian
    3. Gabriel Cheong
    3 lawyer answers

    I have never heard of someone being prosecuted in federal court for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. I have handled many state cases and several city-ordinance cases for this offense.

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  10. Does a term of imprisonment of not less than 3 years and not more than 7 mean I will be going to jail

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jeremy J. Richey
    2. Matthew John Hachigian
    3. Daniel Alexander Nicholson
    4 lawyer answers

    Matthew makes a good point -- not all Class 2 felonies are eligible for probation. In order for a lawyer to inform a person if any given case is eligible for probation, the lawyer would need to know the facts of the case and have a copy of the charging instruments. With the law, there are often exceptions to general rules.

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