Arrested for felony retail theft. Never been arrested clean record. Have a CDL with good job and family.
You do need to hire a local criminal defense attorney soon. There are MANY factors that will determine what the ultimate outcome of your case will be. Too many factors to go into on a Q&A here. Discuss your situation with an experienced defense attorney to get a better idea of what you are realistically looking at.See question
I was driving on the shoulder to get out of traffic when I was pulled over. I have no prior history of tickets and the ticket the officer gave me had an amount stated on it in illegible writing.
I agree, it should be $120 if you mail in the ticket. You can wait a few days and call the circuit clerk's office in the county where the ticket was issued and they should be able to tell you exactly.See question
I have a retail theft felony on my record from 2012. I'm trying to get a really good job and am worried I won't be able to seal or expunge my felony. I ended up with conditional discharge that was completed last year in July. I'm not entirely sure...
If your retail theft was a class 3 or class 4 felony, it will eventually be able to be sealed (provided you are otherwise eligible based on your criminal history). However, there is a 3 year waiting period before you can file the petition to seal. So you would have to wait 3 years from when the conditional discharge ended. As you are approaching that time, I would recommend you contact an attorney who handles expungements in the county where your case was.See question
I went to court for retail theft March 2013. It was not a conviction, but I was put on court supervision through September 2015. I completed this period, but now I don't remember how long I have to wait before filing for expungement. I tried conta...
You have to wait 5 years after the case is completed before you can file for the expungement for a retail theft. So September 2020 is the earliest you can file. You could file a petition to seal after 3 years and then file for expungement 2 years later. If you are still living out of state at that time an attorney who handles expungements should be able to handle the matter for you without you needing to appear in Illinois.See question
I was sitting in a forest preserve playing on phone parked. Cop pulls up behind me get out and proceeds to tell me my license is suspended. I was in shock considering i just purchased my 2nd year of SR 22 insurance and just got my plate sticker we...
Based on the information you provided, it was most likely a legal search. You should hire an attorney for your upcoming court date to protect your license going forward.See question
I received an MIP in Michigan and I was recently placed on probation so that it would not appear on my record. Therefore, I was not convinced in the state of Michigan. However, I am an Illinois resident and I was just notified that my license woul...
I would recommend you get copies of all of your paperwork from the court in Michigan and then consult with an attorney who handles Secretary of State hearings in Illinois. Probation in Illinois is a conviction and any alcohol charges involving persons under 21 will usually result in a suspension of your driving privileges in Illinois. The best advice I can give you is to be certain NOT to drive while you are suspended, as it will only make it harder to get your license back. But you should definitely consult with an attorney who handles SOS hearings.See question
My driver license has been suspended for over 5 years in Illinois. I owe $800 traffic ticket to the Rolling Meadows court. How long my license suppose to be suspended ? The traffic ticket is moving violation, not a DUI. Thanks,
Your license will remain suspended until all your balances on any outstanding tickets have been paid. I would recommend getting a copy of your driver's abstract from the Secretary of State and consulting with an attorney who handles driver's license reinstatement just to confirm that this is the only cause of your suspension.See question
I got a speeding ticket today and the cort date is the 4 of November. We are leaving on vacation that morning at 4 am. Is it possible to change the date. I have a cdl ant to get supervision I must appear
I agree--you should get an attorney since you have the CDL. The attorney will be able to get a continuance and also help you avoid any problems with your CDL.See question
Went to court yesterday in dupage county and my case for a misdemeanor theif got dismissed i learned it can show up on background checks I got a job offer today with a local grocery store and I was wondering will it affect my chances & how long do...
Typically cases that have been dismissed will not show up on an employment criminal history check. But, unless you get the case expunged, it will always be there--it will show as an arrest for theft and that it was eventually dismissed. An criminal defense attorney can't tell you for sure what the potential employer can see or what they will do with the information if they do see this arrest. But if you want it to be expunged you should contact a local attorney who handles expungements to determine if you are eligible.See question
Me and a friend got caught shoplifting as we were about to leave the store. The worker took us to the dressing rooms were we gave back the 2 arrivals of clothing. She briefly looked at our school IDs (we r 17) and then simply told us she was letti...
Since the police were not called, you should not get in any further legal trouble. I would stay out of that store.See question