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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Can I request Supervision for a traffic ticket going 89 in a 70? The Court is Whiteside County Courthouse in Illinois.

The ticket does not provide a place to request supervision. Payment can be mailed in. Appearance is not mandatory.

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on May 24, 2022

Most likely, in order to request and receive supervision, you have to go to court. Not all counties have a supervision by mail option.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got a ticket for 35 over. I got another ticket two weeks later for 19 over. (Before the court date for 1st)

I ended up getting court supervision and a drivers course for the 1st ticket. My question is how will this second ticket effect my court supervision if I received it before court supervision was granted? Will I get my license suspended? My record was clean before this and I am worried about the... Read more »

Dan Nold
Dan Nold
answered on May 21, 2022

If the 2nd ticket occurred before you were on court supervision, then it is not a violation of your court supervision. Depending on where the second ticket happened, you may still want to get an attorney to ensure the 2nd ticket is handled correctly.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Does immigration reuse your biometric after four years when they denied the case, my friend remarry

and her husband filled for her, she received a notice that the USCIS want to reuse her past biometric

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 19, 2022

Yes, this happens. It is unclear if your friend may have other issues, where she was already petitioned by another U.S. citizen or green card holder. U.S. citizens are disqualified from petitioning some who did not previously prove that they entered into a good faith relationship with their first... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I am currently a full time employee at Amazon so is there is a way to get a green card through the employer?
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 19, 2022

It depends. Often, not.

In general, you must be lawfully present in the U.S. in order to become a green card holder. If you have been sponsored and approved for an H1-b visa, then Amazon may only need you on a temporary basis, but this is unclear. If you were approved for a USCIS...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Is someone can apply for the citizenship who has misdemeanor charges and one year observation?

I am in living in this country more than 7 years and my arresting date time is more than 3 years till now. Am i eligible for applying the us citizenship thanks

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 19, 2022

If you already have been approved for lawful permanent resident status while living in the U.S. for at least 3 years as the spouse of a U.S. citizen, then the offense that you were charged with becomes an issue when seeking citizenship by naturalization.

Also, if you have not yet become a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Q: Do you have a good case in court to fight an eviction if there was crime and unsafe issues going on in apartment?

We are facing eviction after just renewing lease for another 12 months due to starting a new job but it fell through and didn’t have the funds to pay rent. While living in the apartment we faced many issues such as violence going on outside our door with knives, people in the building blasting... Read more »

Erik K Jacobs
Erik K Jacobs
answered on May 17, 2022

Perhaps these may be reasons to break the lease and move out, but you can't have it both ways. In other words, you can't stay and not pay. The fact that the unit was not clean when you moved in more than a year ago will not be considered. Any objection to the condition of the unit... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Can immigration reuse your biometric after four years

Good morning, pls I will like to ask a question

Does immigration reuse your biometric after four years?

My friend apply with her ex husband, and thier case was denied, she remarry and her husband filed for her and got an mail that state that, uscis with reuse her pass biometric,... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 14, 2022

If the first case was denied, the it is possible that the second USC husband is disqualified from filing a form I-130 petition as a matter of law. I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney to discuss the situation before there are any other... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Foreclosure, Construction Law and Land Use & Zoning for Illinois on
Q: What Kind of Lawyer do I need?

I bought a home unknowingly there was an open permit pending that the contractor didn't close with the county. Now the County is requesting I close the permit and contractor doesn't have proof of them closing it out. I am unable to schedule inspections due to contractor unable to submit... Read more »

Frederick A. Lurie
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Frederick A. Lurie
answered on May 13, 2022

You will likely need a code inspection to make sure the work was code compliant.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Can my employer contact my personal doctor over a personal injury requesting for a note to be changed
Steven Sigmond
Steven Sigmond
answered on May 13, 2022

You have a right to privacy. However, often unrepresented people sign medical authorizations or waivers that specifically allow this type of contact without really understanding what they are agreeing to. You can insist that your employer and it's representatives have no communication with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: Our daughter hasn’t paid her share of the mortgage for 5 months putting us in a financial bind. What can we do?

We own the home we live in with our daughter. She is living in another state. She is refusing to pay her share of the mortgage.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 13, 2022

Any and all notemakers are jointly and severally liable for the indebtedness. There is no proportionate share unless some notemaker sues the other for contribution, and wins. Foreclosure is against the land and the lender can sue any notemaker for the entire debt or deficiency remaining.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Illinois on
Q: A few months back I was driving a rental car and hit a deer. I now am going to court for driving without insurance?

I sold my car years ago and use rental cars for work so I don’t have my own personal insurance besides on my credit card. I had always thought that rental car companies legally had to have state minimum coverage on their vehicles. How do I fight this?

(Update #2): Providing a second... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on May 13, 2022

Please don't say that you thought car rental companies were obligated to provide insurance. They all DO provide insurance as a DEFAULT.

The application requires you to SPECIFICALLY DECLINE insurance coverage and additionally makes you sign or initial that choice. Additionally, rental...
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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: If i worked for company A and was injured at company B, if company A covers my workmans comp claim can i still sue B

I was not working or being paid by company A(or B) while at company B. I was injured at company B while performing an action at the behest of an employee at company B. Company A and B are affiliated.

Tim Rose
Tim Rose
answered on May 11, 2022

Not likely. Company B's insurance would cover your injuries and time off from both companies. But you would most likely not be able to sue Company A.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: If i worked for company A and was injured at company B, if company A covers my workmans comp claim can i still sue B

I was not working or being paid by company A(or B) while at company B. I was injured at company B while performing an action at the behest of an employee at company B. Company A and B are affiliated.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on May 12, 2022

You posted this under Illinois Worker's Compensation law but you clearly state that you are not an employee of either company A nor company B. The Illinois Worker's Compensation act only applies to injuries that are sustained in the course and scope of one's employment. And injury... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: i need help with what documents i need to provide with my i140
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 9, 2022

The form I-140 is used for most forms of employment based immigration. That means that the documentation needed will depend upon the category, but more importantly whether you qualify. Too often, applicants are denied, who lack the qualifications, required certifications and/or verifiable... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: Six of our IT group calling in sick one day protected by law or can we be fired for this?

I work in the IT department of a large law firm, I'd like to know if 6 of us call out sick to send our company a message is protected by law or could we be fired for this? We are critical employees and are required to be on-site everyday while most of the company gets a new hybrid work benefit... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on May 9, 2022

Because you have assembled a group of IT employees that work together in the same department, a department that you say is critically needed, it is highly unlikely that the law firm management will terminate all of you at the same time. It is much more likely that they will identify the leader(s)... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Illinois on
Q: My dad passed away without a will he was a famous photographer. Who would get his copy right me his daughter or my uncle

We are fighting over the copy right. I have his dna but he never knew me he was my dad. He was madly in love with my mother. My uncle and my mother have stated after dna test that he is my father… he lived in California. San Jose. Also who would get his life insurance?

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
answered on May 8, 2022

This is actually a probate question, not a copyright question. You should consult a probate attorney in California.

Without a will or trust, the law of "intestate succession" governs who inherits. California is a "community property" state., so all the decedent's...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: if a search warrant is obtained for a weapon and drugs r found in a closed drawer can the party be. charged w drugs

the warrant is obtained to search a 3rd parties residence to obtain the weapon someone else is accused of committing. in the state of illinois

William Wolf
William Wolf
answered on May 7, 2022

There isn't enough information here to answer the question for certain. One would have to review the police reports and the warrant application, as well as any camera footage because in every case where someone wants to challenge a search, each search is fact specific where the presence or... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I want to apply for my parents green card i am us citizen. I dont have employment so can i qualify to apply if i dont

Have a source of income for my affidavit of support to show . Can i show my husbands salary in the affidavit of support?

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 6, 2022

You need to complete the affidavit of support (I-864) and you can use your husband's income in your affidavit BUT he will also have to complete and sign the Household Member Contract (form I-864A). Best wishes!

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I am a us citizen.. i am planning to apply for my parents green card but i am not employed to show income.

Can i show my husbands salary as affidavit of support in application

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 6, 2022

In order to use your husband's income he would have to complete and sign the household member's contract (form I-864A). https://www.uscis.gov/i-864a. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Does the father of my child have legal parental rights over the baby, if he is still married legally to someone else?

his name is in the birth certificate

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
answered on May 5, 2022

Yes.

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