I was charged with a felony
I was wondering what "PR" means to you. I assume that you are not in custody presently, since you are asking this question online. If you are not in custody and you are charged with a felony, it means that a judge let you out on a bond. If your case was in Cook county, it would either be a 10% cash bond, known as a "D Bond," or an "I Bond," which means Individual bond, where you singed your name and promised to appear in court. In Bloomington, IL, (McClean county?) that I bond might be called a PR or "Personal Recognizance" bond, where you promise to appear on the court date, unsecured by any money posted up front. However, If you did not appear, the prosecutor would do a "Motion to Revoke Bond," which would cause the court to enter a judgement for a stated amount of money that you agreed to when you signed the PR bond. They would then try to collect the money from you by ruining your credit rating. At any rate, you are charged with a felony and should have competent counsel representing you. There are all kinds of far reaching consequences to having a felony conviction that you have no idea about. Very few judges will let you represent yourself, unless you insist. Then you will, in Abraham Lincoln's words, "Have a fool for counsel."See question
i thought in order to be convicted of a felony you have to serve penitentiary time is that true?
If you're charged with a Felony, and the facts are going to support a finding of guilty, the goal of the defense is to get you probation or try to get the case reduced from a felony. I sounds like your lawyer probably did a good job for you.See question
My lisence is suspended for a DUI, I recently got arrested for driving on a suspended two times this past week. Whats going to happen ? I am going to get a lawyer.
Getting a lawyer who has handled this type of case in the county where you have to go to court is a good idea. As stated by others here, a second offense such a short time after the first one, on top of a DUI arrest in the first place, is serious trouble. However, if there is a compelling reason for the situation, for example, you have three kids, your husband just died, and you had to get to work to support the kids, a prosecutor is going to see that differently and may be willing to negotiate something that doesn't trigger the minimum sentences.See question
I received 1 year court supervision (in Illinois) on a criminal trespass charge in July of 2010. I completed it in 2011; however, my attorney never mentioned I had to file a motion to dismiss in order for the case to be closed. I filed the motion ...
The motion to dismiss is not going to get you anywhere. As many of the other lawyers have said, if you have no other arrests, you are eligible for an expungement in the State of Illinois. Once filed properly, the process takes approximately 4 to 6 months in most of the courthouses in Cook county. Other counties are usually faster. Many people try to do the expungement themselves, but the instructions and procedures are complicated, and most people who try wind up making a mistake and costing themselves time and money they could have saved by hiring an experienced attorney.See question
Retail value of 53$ for unintentional petty theft at the self check out of a walmart. I even offered to pay for what was accidentally taken? I'm terrified that I will go to jail as I am a single parent of a 5 yr old and 3 week old. I am a first ...
Stop worrying about jail on a first offense, because it is very unlikely. However, there are other consequences that many people don't contemplate, which can hurt you later. If you are not a citizen, this offense is a "crime of moral turpitude," which can have immigration consequences if you plead guilty, even if you receive court supervision. The case will appear on your arrest history until it is expunged. There are sentencing alternatives or diversion programs which may avoid a plea of guilty all together. A good Criminal Defense attorney can help you with all of these alternatives. Let me know if I can be of assistance.See question
I asked to speak to an attorney when told I needed to go to the hospital to submit to DUI testing. I asked for an attorney multiple times while at the hospital. Then after 2.5 hours after the auto accident I submitted because all my requests for a...
Your "Miranda" warnings apply to evidence that is "testimonial," meaning any oral or written statements you make cannot be used against you if you request to speak to an attorney and they don't stop questioning you. Giving blood, hair, urine, fingerprints, etc. have been held by the US Supreme court to be "non-testimonial" and are admissible, even if the police don't provide you with an attorney.See question
I was cited for driving at 95 in 65mph lane. I was driving an SUV and did not realize that the speed has gone that high. It happened by mistake and this is my first ever ticket. As per the ticket I don't need to appear in the court. However, my li...
The lawyers who tell you that this ticket will be reported back to Illinois as a conviction are correct. Not only that, 30 miles over in Illinois is an "aggravated speeding" and may have ramifications to your drivers license in Illinois that are worse than you get "up front" in Wisconsin. I can tell you that there are many lawyers in Wisconsin that know how to handle that case so it won't have such severe consequences in Illinois. One lawyer I have endorsed on AVVO.COM for handling Wisconsin cases is Richard Albanese. He is licensed in Wisconsin and Illinois and is a former Illinois Assistant States attorney.See question
I also was issued to get my license
If you have a good excuse for not completing the work, for example: you had a debilitating injury that kept you off of your regular employment, the judge will probably "recycle" you through community service and give you a date in the future when you can come back and show it has been completed. If you just blew it off, the going rate in Cook county usually is one day in jail for each day of community service missed.See question
I was charged with heroin possession and was given a deal to get someone else. I never held up my end. The person was caught and bonded out. the police called me and told me i did not help in the investigation i was going to jail. So i figured i ...
This is a real bad idea to talk about this in public, over the internet. Ask your lawyer these questions in confidence. If you don't have a lawyer, get one fast.See question
Recently I got a DUI, my suspension ends in a few months. I got the DUI in cook county IL. The court didn't say anything about license suspension or revocation. It is my first DUI, I was in significant risk due to my BAC being high, I have comp...
Ted, He said "first DUI" in Cook co. To me, this means he received supervision and not a conviction, no SR-22 requirement. Maybe down your way, it's different.See question