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  • Three weeks and still no summons?

    So a few weeks ago I was called by a detective and he said he was charging me with petty misdemeanor theft (long story, I'd prefer not to get into it on here, basically I got involved with a stupid friend). He told me that he was filing the char...

    Charles’s Answer

    The prosecutor has 2 years from the date of the alleged offense to file. Most misdemeanor offenses are charged less than 6 months after the incident.

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  • Is this contract still legal? If there is a change that effects me negatively what are my rights? Was it legal for them to do it

    I recently signed a contract settling my work comp case. I was expecting a swift payout per one of the clauses in the contract. A month and a half later I had not seen a check or heard anything from my attorney about my case. Yesterday while I was...

    Charles’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Hoffman's assessment. The only time that is fairly consistent is the time between submitting approved contracts to the carrier and receiving their check, typically less than 3 weeks (unless you are working with the State or Cook County).

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  • So could the videos be valid thy seem to be eager for her body to be cremended sorry for my spelling

    My sister got out of hospital, that day or next she was dead she was farley heavy but blood was in multiple places unless she bounced from area to area I don't get the officer said she fell and pooped her nose but the dialing part of her cerllphon...

    Charles’s Answer

    What is your question? If it is relative to your POA, it is NOT valid. It ceased to operate at the moment of her death.

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  • Do you think I should sue

    I work as a fed ex courier I hurt my wrist picking up to heavy boxes now I have to have surgery, now the Dr said that I may have limited movement in wrist for the rest of my life. Do you think I should sue my employer

    Charles’s Answer

    As my colleagues have told you, there is no need to sue anyone. You would simply be asserting your rights under the Illinois Worker's Compensation Act. You have a right to have all of your related medical care paid for, to receive income during the time that you cannot work, and finally to be compensated for the permanent injury to your body.

    Worker's Compensation is not rocket science but it is a specialized area of law.

    For Illinois Workers' Compensation claims, you will ALWAYS cheat yourself if your do not hire experienced counsel. You will have someone to guide you through the process AND when it is time to settle, an attorney can add value to your case IN EXCESS of his fee. So, you have fewer headaches AND you get more money. It really is a no-brainer.

    You can find an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney here on AVVO. Attorneys on AVVO want to help you but we are not permitted to solicit your business. You must contact us.

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  • What can I do to get this ticket paid.

    I got a speeding ticket in a state in which I don't live in 2010. The courts sent my debt to pioneer credit recovery. I called the agency and they say Georgia courts have it. Georgia courts says I can only pay through the collection agency. I...

    Charles’s Answer

    Was the ticket in Indiana? If the ticket was issued in Georgia, you need to remit to Georgia. BUT as soon as you pay, you get the additional points on your license, so DON'T PAY. Hire a traffic attorney in the jurisdiction where you received the ticket.

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  • How long does it take for a petition to go through the courthouse. And are my chances good for getting my license back?

    I have a lot of tickets on my driving record, the last ticket I got the Bmv labeled me a habitual traffic violator. I'm currently working with my attorney to get my old tickets from 5+ years ago expunged. We have a petition in a courthouse to have...

    Charles’s Answer

    You don't seem to understand. There are many things going on here. Moving things from one court to another is a motion to transfer venue. Your attorney is going to have to negotiate with the local prosecutor where the matter is pending concerning each of the older tickets. You have hired an attorney. That attorney is far better able to tell you how long it will take for the attorney to accomplish what needs to be done. If your attorney is successful in having certain of the charges withdrawn, then you would contact the Bureau of motor vehicles to reassess your status because you would no longer be classified as an habitual traffic offender.

    I don't know what you mean by petition. Perhaps your attorney intends to petition the Bureau of motor vehicles to grant your hardship license which would permit you to drive to work and for medical care, only. Again, you are paying an attorney who knows all the details of your case and who has a plan to accomplish what you need to have done. That attorney is your best source for answers.

    The lesson that you should have learned here is twofold: 1.) Don't speed; and 2.) Never simply pay a ticket. If you do get a speeding ticket, immediately hire an attorney. It may seem expensive but I guarantee that it will be far less expensive and far less inconvenient than what you are going through right now. Beyond that, your insurance rates will almost certainly increase, exponentially, because the HTV status, even after it is withdrawn.

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  • Class A misdemeanor

    My car overheated on the interstate and a state trooper asked if I needed help and then ran my plates. He informed me that my license was suspended and that it's a Class A misdemeanor because it was the second time and told me I'd get a summons. I...

    Charles’s Answer

    Hire a traffic attorney to assist you with reinstatement and potential dismissal of underlying charges. Doing nothing guarantees you of conviction. Do NOT drive until this is resolved. You insurance could refuse to pay as it only covers "licensed" drivers. Initial consults are generally free. Good luck.

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  • Extra Items Delivered

    I ordered 1 of a certain item from a store and they shipped me 9 of these items. I called them to tell them what happened and they apparently already knew what had happened and were awaiting my call. Basically they want me to do a whole bunch of r...

    Charles’s Answer

    "Quite honestly" if you keep the 8 items, you have admitted to conversion in a public forum and you could be criminally charged. Have them send you a UPS or Fed-X return label and send them back in the box they came. Both Fed-X and UPS will pick-up at your home or you can use a drop box. What's the big deal?

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  • How can we find out what the charges are before he turns himself in?

    My boyfriend has been charged with I: Theft (6). He has never been in trouble and does not recall doing anything that would get him in trouble. He is separated from his soon to be ex wife and currently going through a divorce. The only thing we ca...

    Charles’s Answer

    Anyone can report a car as stolen but you CANNOT be charged with "stealing" your own car, irrespective of who uses it.

    If he has a lawyer, he knows the basis for the charges. All his lawyer had to do was call the clerk's office and ask them to fax the probable cause affidavit (narrative/story that explains/supports the charges) and charging information (notes the specific statute which is alleged to have been violated) to his office. I'm sure he did that. If your boyfriend doesn't know, it is because he didn't ask. It is also possible that he doesn't want to tell you.

    Adult Criminal charges are a matter of public record. ANYONE can go to the clerk's office and look at the documents.

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  • Why did the police search by home with no reason or permission

    My husband got arrested last night at our new appt while I was at work. The police went into my house without any warrants or any permission from me or my husband to be in there. And they arrested my husband for possession or something like that. ...

    Charles’s Answer

    You are asking a rhetorical question because you know that they cannot. As Mr. De Groot told you, there is more to this than you know. You can review the Probable Cause Affidavit and the Charging Information by visiting the criminal clerk's office. Your husband needs to consult a criminal defense attorney ASAP.

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