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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: Is a defendant that has been found guilty and sentenced to Dept of Corrections entitled to a copy of transcripts free

Juan Ooink answered on Jun 18, 2019

Not automatically. The defendant will have to show that they cannot afford the transcripts and it needs to be be for a very specific purpose. The defendant should speak with the attorney that assisted them with the matter.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on

Q: Is there any way I can get them to drop the charges

My bf hit me and I called the cops they arrested him but I told them I didn’t want anything to happen like him going to jail Bc we have a kid on the way but I guess it was out of my hands and they charged him anyway he has a lengthy record of other little things and this was the first... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on Jun 12, 2019

He needs a criminal defense attorney. The sooner you or his family or friends hire an attorney for him the better.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on

Q: What is going to happen? Am I going to get my license taken away from me? How do I prevent that?

Im 19. I was in a car accident and got a ticket for failure to reduce speed. Im on supervision and I got another ticket for speeding. I have to appear in court in 2 weeks. I do not know what will happen. I have also gotten a couple of warnings as well.

Juan Ooink answered on Jun 7, 2019

You are allowed two court supervisions in a twelve month period but there is no guarantee that you will receive court supervision a second time. Your current supervision could be revoked and if you receive a conviction on the new ticket along with your supervision being revoked, your license will... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on

Q: Best approach to police officer writing down wrong information on citation?

I posted a question about what to expect from speeding in a school zone yesterday, and today we realized the cop wrote down the wrong information on the citation. He had my license with him but he pulled up my fathers record and wrote his information down instead (we have the same name). Wrote down... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on Jun 5, 2019

Your best approach is to hire an attorney to assist you with this matter. That attorney will likely request a trial date and attack the credibility of the officer during trial. The sooner you hire an attorney the better.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on

Q: No fee on citation but court date for speeding in school zone, what to expect?

I got pulled over for going 44 in a school zone, before this I’ve only gotten pulled over with a warning for a broken tail light. I’m 18 by the way. The citation given has a court date on it but no fine. What should I expect on that date, as far as possible consequences. What are the typical... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on Jun 4, 2019

You are not eligible for Court Supervision, which means, if the charges stays as is you will receive a conviction and a notice from the Secretary of State that if you get another conviction within the next 24 months your license will be suspended. You should really consider hiring an attorney to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on

Q: Okay, I have a court date on June 26. But i’m flying out on June 8 and not coming back until July 28! Can I postpone it?

Juan Ooink answered on May 29, 2019

You really should consider hiring an attorney to assist you with this matter. That attorney will gather all of the needed information in order to address this concern. The sooner you hire an attorney the better.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on

Q: I am 16 years old and I was speeding 25 over. can I do supervision or will my license get suspended? what will happen?

Juan Ooink answered on May 29, 2019

You will have to appear in court with a parent or guardian and request Court Supervision. Due to your age, you will be required to complete Traffic Safety School in order to receive Court Supervision. If you are concerned, you should have your parents hire an attorney to assist you with this matter.

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Q: I was denied court supervision for a texting while driving ticket because I received court supervision for a first

Ticket in september 2018. I received a letter telling me supervision has been denied on this second ticket and a conviction has been entered. I am over 21.

What does this mean? Do I have to pay more? Go to jail? Show up in court? Lose my license?

Juan Ooink answered on May 29, 2019

You should have the letter reviewed by an attorney. Most attorneys will do this free of charge and only charge you if there is a court appearance or some sort of filing needed. The sooner you have an attorney review this letter the better.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on

Q: If I got a speeding ticket and immediately came home and I paid it and realized I want court supervision, can I still?

I was in Illinois and I’m 19 and have no records of a speeding ticket before. I got one for going over 20 mph but not exceeding 25 mph. I was so nervous and didn’t want to forget paying my ticket so as soon as I got home I immediately paid it. But as I was reading I realized I didn’t click on... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on May 28, 2019

It is likely that a conviction was entered against you and the Secretary of State will not send you a notice informing you that if you receive another conviction within the next 24 months your license will be suspended. You or your attorney need to file a Motion to Vacate Judgment and give proper... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois on

Q: Vacated Order of Protection, but my parenting time is still restricted. What can I do?

My ex-wife took out an OoP regarding our child. Because of this, parenting time was restricted to supervised visitation. OoP was then vacated, but my parenting time is still restricted. I would like for the allocation of parental responsibilities to be returned to the original Custody Judgment -... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on May 23, 2019

You need to hire a Family Law attorney to assist you with this matter. The sooner you do so the better.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on

Q: 17 year old forged his fathers name and traded me vehicles across state lines. Parents want to trade back or report

I have the advertised post on Facebook printed out and everything. I already sent the title in. He's in Kentucky, I'm in Illinois.

Juan Ooink answered on May 23, 2019

Your question is not very clear. If anyone is being investigated for a possible criminal offense, that person needs to hire a criminal defense attorney licensed in the State the investigation is pending.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Illinois on

Q: How can I get an order of protection dropped.All of the allegations against me are false

I have filed motions to dismiss and reduce but the court is ordering me to do domestic violence counseling,mental health evaluation,clean drug test.I have no prior drug or violent background nor current.My kids mother filed an order of protection against me involving my kids to get our custody... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on May 20, 2019

Your best option is to hire a Family Law attorney right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: Supposedly have a theft case.

I literally have no idea what that means. I've never been arrested for theft, I just randomly got a letter from another attorneys office in the mail yesterday saying I had a case. I called the Cook county courts and they looked up my case and said there was indeed a court date on May 14 (I didn't... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on May 18, 2019

You need to hire a criminal defense attorney to look into this matter for you. The sooner you do this the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: I keyed a car in October 2018. The lady filed a police report, I spoke to her and paid her back in 7 days.

I keyed a car in October 2018. The lady filed a police report, I spoke to her, admitted to her and the cops I did it and promised to pay for the damages within a week ($1000 approximately). I paid her back within the timeframe. I kept the cop updated and had the body shop email the cop the receipt.... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on May 18, 2019

Yes to all of your questions. Charges can be filed within the statute of limitations.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on

Q: How Can I get a 2017 ticket amended from above 15- 25 mph to below 14?

I recieced two of the same types of tickets and just pleaded guilty and paid the court costs, I travel for work now and didnt realize the ticket from 2017 would effect my job. One county changed the mileage without a second question from back in 2016, the second county said it wasnt possible to... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on May 18, 2019

You can discuss this issue with an attorney to see if that attorney can do anything to assist you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: Should I call again? Is this serious? Why would they use a picture of me from fb?

Two officers came to my house asking for me with a picture of me on fb about an incident that happened in a city that is a distance for me. I called the number on their card and left a voicemail. I still have no call back.

Juan Ooink answered on May 13, 2019

Absolutely not, you should not call them back. You should hire a criminal defense attorney to assist you with this matter right away. DO NOT speak to anyone regarding anything until you have hired an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on

Q: Do I have the right to know the evidence Michigan has against me to charge me with something

Juan Ooink answered on May 13, 2019

Absolutely, but you should hire a Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney if you have been charged with something. The sooner you hire an attorney the better.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on

Q: Im currently under C. S. for a speeding ticket and just received a ticket for no proof of insurance. Will this effect it

i have insurance but it wasn’t with me in the car.

Juan Ooink answered on May 13, 2019

No, but you have to go to court and show proof that you were insured on the date and time of the No Insurance ticket. Once you do this, the No Insurance ticket will be dismissed. It is not usual to receive a No Insurance ticket without receiving another ticket at the same time unless you were... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on

Q: Spouse/victim domestic assualt. Can I refuse to work with PO and claim spousal privilege? Will they have to drop charges

I was the only one to speak with the cop. Didn't write statement but signed complaint. Cop saw a couple scratches on my hand but that was it. I told him I was physically restrained while my husband tried taking my phone out of my hands and that's how I got the scratches. I'm not sure what he ended... Read more »

Juan Ooink answered on May 10, 2019

Your husband needs a criminal defense attorney and he needs one right away. The sooner he hire an attorney, the sooner that attorney can tell him what his best options are.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on

Q: I got a ticket over 3 years ago. Will it drop off and can I get my licence back

Juan Ooink answered on May 9, 2019

Tickets do not just drop off if you do not deal with them. You need to have an experienced traffic attorney review your driving record to tell you what you need to do in order to get your license back. The sooner you do this the better.

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