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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Hello i just got traffic ticket for going 29 over in Illinois, how likely is Jail Time if i plead guilty?

I had an accident when i was 18 but that didn't go on my record and a warning before for speeding when I was 20 so my record is clean, what are my chances is if i decide to show up to court with no attorney Present? I know its a class B misdemeanor but how likely is Jail if i decide to admit guilt... Read more »

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Juan Ooink answered on Dec 13, 2019

The Judge will ask you where your attorney is and if you can afford an attorney, the Judge will tell you to come back to court with an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney and can prove that you cannot afford an attorney, the Judge will appoint a Public Defender. This is not a normal ticket.... Read more »

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Q: What if you have a trip that is already booked that is out of the country and it conflicts with the court date?

The trip was booked, then you received the ticket appear in court.

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Juan Ooink answered on Dec 13, 2019

Your case needs to be advanced and you need to ask the Judge for a new court date or resolve the matter on the date the matter is advanced. There is a proper procedure that needs to be followed in order to have a matter advanced. An attorney can assist you with this.

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Q: Are using cell while driving tickets considered a moving violation in Illinois? If I get one, do I have to go to court?

Or can you pay the fine for the ticket and plead guilty?

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Juan Ooink answered on Dec 13, 2019

Cell Phone Use Tickets in Illinois are now all moving violations as of July, 2019. You need to look at your ticket to see if a court appearance is required. If one is not required, you could just mail in a payment but that is never advisable. If a court appearance is required, you can appear in... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Suspended TVDL, didn't surrender my license being 5 months late, and 1 month remaining. What could happen?

Hi, I am 20 years old and currently live in the United States, Illinois as a non-citizen. I got my Temporary Visitors Drivers License issued on 09/2018, but I got it suspended on 07/2019 with a Termination Date of 01/2020. I was sent a letter with an envelope, telling me to surrender my license,... Read more »

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Juan Ooink answered on Dec 10, 2019

You need to have an attorney review your driving record to determine what will happen or what could be done to lift the suspension of your license. The sooner you do this the better.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: In court can they check the status of your insurance even if you present them with proof of Insurnace documents ?
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Juan Ooink answered on Dec 10, 2019

Yes they can and they do often check the status of your insurance on the date and time you received the ticket. DO NOT bring in a false insurance card because you could be held in Contempt of Court for doing so and I have seen it done.

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Q: My UTT Ticket # is not showing up in the system and it has been 4 months. What does this mean?
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Juan Ooink answered on Dec 6, 2019

Sometimes the ticket numbers need to be entered in a certain way in order to show up. I suggest contacting the Circuit Court Clerk in the County your matter is in and ask them what is going on with this ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Illinois on
Q: How can I have a parolee removed from my home?

Parolee is a family member who has /is not complying with conditions of parole and has engaged in criminal activity.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Dec 3, 2019

You will have to proceed with an eviction. You may wan to consult an attorney that handles landlord/tenant matters.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: What happens if a defendant is not arraigned after 18 days in custody
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Dec 2, 2019

Someone needs to hire a criminal defense attorney for the Defendant right away. The sooner an attorney is hired, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Arrested for driving on revoked search incident to arrest turned up drugs filed motion to suppress stop judge says

because I failed to stop at stop sign which was seen in video is enough even though I was not sited for it

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 27, 2019

Failure to stop at stop sign would give a police officer probable cause to pull you over. Regardless, officers can run license plates at any point and do not need a reason to do so. I am going to guess that you have an attorney and really should be discussing this with that attorney. If you do not... Read more »

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Q: Can I file a motion to dismiss my right for a speedy trial?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 26, 2019

What? Why would you want to dismiss your right to a speedy trial? If you have been charged with an offense, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Can any lawyer help me with getting a bond lifted and take a payment plan from me? My bond is 1000$
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 26, 2019

What? Bond lifted? Why would you want a bond lifted? If the bond is lifted, that means you will be taken into custody and remain in custody until your case is resolved. Some attorneys will be able to work from the bond and a payment plan but you need to call around and get quotes. The sooner you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Can a domestic battery class A misdemeanor conviction be reduced or sealed due to PTSD in Illinois?

I was convicted of Domestic Battery and then later diagnosed with PTSD.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 25, 2019

No, a Domestic Battery conviction can not be Sealed. The time to have the charge reduced was prior to pleading guilty or going to trial, so that time has passed as well. Your only option is to request Executive Clemency from the Governor but way of an Executive Clemency Petition.

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Q: Could the police arrest me for this?

My girlfriend and I had an argument, and I got really angry that she thought I would hit her, so she called the police and made a report, but she didn’t press charges.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 25, 2019

Yes, they could arrest you for this. If they did, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. If the police are calling you, you need to hire an attorney right away. DO NOT speak to the police without your attorney.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: got speeding ticket for going 63 in a 40. Should I go to court (not mandatory on ticket) or just apply for supervision

One prior speeding ticket 3 years ago in Iowa. Current speeding ticket is in Illinois. Can I just apply for supervision online/pay the ticket or would it be more beneficial to go to court in front of a judge?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 25, 2019

If the ticket gives you the option to apply for Court Supervision, you could try and do that but there is no guarantee that you will receive Court Supervision. Appearing in court will likely result in Court Supervision but there will also be an increase fine involved due to mandatory assessments... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Liscense expired forgot to renew got pulled over 12days later im on first offenders probation have insurance and liscens
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Juan Ooink answered on Nov 21, 2019

Go to court with a current license and the ticket will likely be dismissed, but since you are currently serving a sentence, you will want to hire an attorney to assist you with these new tickets.

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Q: I am 16 and received a ticket for going 51 in a 30, what will they ask me in court? i’m so nervous

i will be pleading guilty with request for order of supervision

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 19, 2019

You will have to bring a parent with you to court. If this is your first ticket, you should receive Court Supervision, a fine and have to complete Traffic Safety School. Failure to appear in court with a parent will result in you having to come back to court with a parent, so do not try and hide... Read more »

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Q: My 18 year old got 1st moving violation. He will pay fine and plead guilty. Will this stay on record & for how long?

He did not come to a full and complete stop at a stop sign. He does NOT have to appear in court but he does not want to have this on his record. By pleading guilty and paying the fine through the mail, does it stay on his record? For how long? Is he on probation? THANKS for your help!

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 18, 2019

If he pays the fine, he will receive a conviction which will not be good for him or you because your insurance company will find out about it and increase your premiums. Your son should mail in the ticket pleading not guilty and request a bench trial date. The Circuit Court Clerk will send him a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Someone I know got charged w/ forgery for writing a fake prescription. They plan to plead guilty what is the punishment

They were also charged with possession of a controlled substance. The doctors signature was forged and it was wrote for a friend not herself. Her charges were forgery/make/alter document, obtaining substance by fraud/1st and possession of a controlled substance.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 18, 2019

Your friend needs to hire a criminal defense attorney. The sooner an attorney is hire, the better.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If I get one charge, can I get another charge over the same situation a month later?

My friend was under the influence of marijuana when he got in a car wreck a month ago. The cops charged him with a “lane violation” and took him to the hospital for blood tests. It’s been a month later, can they turn around and charge him with a DUI of marijuana?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 18, 2019

Absolutely, this happens all of the time. They wait for the results of the blood test and then if it comes back positive, new charges are filed. Your friend needs to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner an attorney is hired, the better.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Speeding ticket for 77 in a 45 and must appear in court. No violations in last 10 yrs. Is court supervision possible?

Seeking advice as to how to plead and whether I can request supervision given my previous record.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 18, 2019

This is a criminal offense. You need to hire an attorney to assist you with this matter right away. That attorney will attempt to have the charges amended to a petty traffic ticket, but that attorney will need time to work your case, so the sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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