Questions Answered by Juan Ooink

Q: I was pulled over by a cop in Carthage Illinois. I have an Iowa drivers license that was suspended In Illinois reg car

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 20, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
It is not uncommon for the police not to give you a ticket for the reason of the stop when a more serious ticket is issued. You need to clear your license in Illinois and hire an attorney to assist you with this matter. The sooner you hire an attorney the better.

Q: ILLINOIS driving b on expired license but ticket has wrong violation wrote on it

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 19, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
No, it should not be dismissed. The ticket can be amended up to the point of trial. You really should hire an attorney to assist you with this matter. The best thing you could do is to hire an attorney and show up to court with a valid license.

Q: My daughter got her first ticket. She is 20 years old.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 20, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
No, you cannot appear on her behalf, only her or an attorney can appear on her behalf. She needs to go to court and request Court Supervision.

Q: I just received a ticket for running a stop sign. I'm just a new driver and have never gotten a citation.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 15, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
Go to court and request Court Supervision or mail the ticket in and request Court Supervision.

Q: I got a red light Traffic violation worth $100 that was sent through mail last February 19,2019

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
The easiest thing to do is pay it and move on.

Q: I got a ticket for driving at 61 on a 40 mph zone. The officer said I can get court supervision without going to court

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
Since the ticket is marked as "Court Appearance Required", you have to appear in court and request Court Supervision. You could also hire an attorney to appear on your behalf to save you a trip to court.

Q: Do you need a guardian present with a minor when showing the completion of court supervision.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
You only need a parent or guardian present in order to receive Court Supervision. They do not have to be in court on your compliance date. Just make sure to bring the proof that you completed Traffic Safety School and paid all of your fines.

Q: Is it legal/valid to have a traffic warrant mailed with no judge signature or courthouse stamped?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
Your question is a little confusing. It seems that you were arrested and posted bond. How you received knowledge of the warrant is not an issue. You should hire an attorney to assist you with any pending criminal matter. The sooner you hire an attorney the better.

Q: I got 2 moving violations in Arkansas and 1 in illonois in the past 30 days I live in illonois.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
You need to hire an attorney in Arkansas and in Illinois to handle these tickets for you. The sooner you hire an attorney in each state the better.

Q: I live in illonois and got a speeding ticket and improper lane usage and 1 month prior I got a speeding ticket in IL.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
You need to hire an attorney to assist you with these pending matters right away.

Q: I got a ticket for going 83 in a 55 zone. The officer said and marked no court appearance required. Now I have to go?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
The Officer should have never marked this ticket with No Court Appearance Required because it is a misdemeanor offense. The Officer should have given you a court date to appear or told you that one will be mailed to you. This is a Class B Misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and up to $1,500.00 in fines not including mandatory fees and costs. If convicted, this will show up on background checks and cause you issues with employment, education, housing and financing. You need...

Q: Hello, I looked up my two unpaid traffic tickets and the status says closed...do I still have to pay the fines?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
Yes you still have to pay the fines. At the very least, when you go to renew your driver's license you will not be able to do so until you have paid the fines and it is likely the fines would have increase to a substantial amount by that time. Also, your license could be suspended depending on the type of tickets you are talking about.

Q: I've been on probation for 18 months I have 2 months I got violated for not doing what my probation officer asks of me

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 26, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
You will likely be violated and resentenced on the charges or you will be given a chance to complete the counseling as directed by the evaluation.

Q: What can I do if I was the only one investigated in a criminal crime and they claim to have enough for a confession?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 22, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
You need to hire an attorney and stop talking to anyone but that attorney. The sooner you hire an attorney the sooner that attorney can start working on your case.

Q: Can I obtain a copy of my Drivers License in Illinois at the DMV if I have a bench warrant in Indiana

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 21, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
Yes, not sure how a warrant out of Indiana would prevent you from getting your license in Illinois.

Q: Hi. I would like to know if a felony burglary case from back in 1978 can be sealed/expunged in Will county, Illinois.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 21, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
Short answer is no, you cannot seal or expunge such convictions. You will have to ask the governor for a pardon through an Executive Clemency Petition, which are rarely granted. If you decide to file such a petition, you should hire an attorney to assist you.

Q: if i have a warrant can the police break my window and pull me from the car?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
If you have a valid warrant and you get pulled over and they ask you out of the car, you have to get out of the car or you could be looking at additional charges for resisting arrest. You really should hire an attorney to assist you with this warrant matter.

Q: Would we end up going to jail?

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 19, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
If you have been charged with an offense, you should hire an attorney right away to assist you. The sooner you hire an attorney the better.

Q: Is there precedent in Illinois for an undercover detective charging someone for obstruction of identification w/o ID?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 19, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
You need to hire an attorney to assist you with this matter right away. The sooner you hire an attorney the better.

Q: I am seeking legal council for an order of protection.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 19, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
Use the Find a Lawyer tab on this website to find an attorney to assist you with this matter. The sooner you hire an attorney the better.

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