Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Questions Answered by Juan Ooink
2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Hi, I received Notice of seizure and the administrative forfeiture proceedings.
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 16, 2019

You do not ask a question, but you should hire an attorney to assist you with this matter right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: pulled over saying I was going 15 over the speed limit from a officer who was that didnt dock me and not in mydirection

Before I was pulled over a bright blue car, they pulled a bright red car over and then 2 mins after me they pulled another bright red car over. Can i fight this?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 16, 2019

All tickets are able to be fought but that does not mean you will win. To better your odds, you need to hire an attorney to assist you. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: my Ex boyfriend recently got a speeding ticket that he has to go to court for. But my address is on the record.

He’s been moved out for a year and refuses to change his address. Is there anything I can do about it???

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 15, 2019

Just as long as the ticket is in his name, there is no issue for you. This is only an issue for him.

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Should I get a lawyer for speeding in school zone?

Im 19 clean driving record and got pulled over in a school zone, 38 in a 20 what should I expect with or without a lawyer. I had a discussion with the officer on the side of the road that there was cars near me and he said that didn't matter. I was unaware I was still in the school zone and the... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 11, 2019

Without an attorney, you are looking at a conviction and an increase in your insurance premiums. With an attorney, that attorney will try to get the ticket amended out of a school zone and get you Court Supervision, which your insurance company will never see. Hire an attorney.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Ticket for no insurance?

My sister was driving my car and it didn’t have insurance at the time. She got hit by a car and got a ticket for not having insurance. She has court in a few days and I still haven’t been able to put her under my insurance policy but the car has insurance now. My question is, is having the... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 10, 2019

Give her the proof of insurance that you have now. It will be considered late compliance and make her eligible for Court Supervision.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got a speeding ticket for 88 in a 70 zone. payment due Oct. 21st. wont have money until Nov. 1st.extension possible?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 10, 2019

No, unless you appear in court. If you appear in court, the fine will be increased due to mandatory assessments.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I’m 20 I just got my first ticket for doing a 55 in a 30. I have to go to court. I’m scared and I don’t know what to do

What should I be looking forward too?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 9, 2019

If you driving record is clear, you can request Court Supervision and you will have to pay a fine. If you have had a number of tickets in the past, it will be a little harder to get Court Supervision. If you are really concerned, you can hire an attorney to assist you with this matter to put your... Read more »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Is it likely the judge would lessen the penalty or points if I appear without a lawyer?

I'm a 17 yr old MO resident and got an IL ticket for 54 in a 35 construction zone from Alexander Co

I have 2 pts in MO for speeding already. I need my license for work and school and can't afford a lawyer or suspension. Should I just pay or is there a chance going before the judge would... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 7, 2019

Due to your age and the type of ticket you received, I believe your ticket should have or has been marked as "Court Appearance Required", which means you do not have a choice in the matter, you have to appear in court on the scheduled court date. Hiring an attorney will help you prevent issues with... Read more »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If someone intentionally punches someone and the person gets twelve stitches would that be assault or battery?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 7, 2019

This would either be a Misdemeanor or Felony Battery. If you or someone you know has been charged with Battery, that person needs to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: i wasn't charged with crime i was arrested for but charged with other offences..is that legal.?

arrested for failure to identify/ obstruction of identification for not giving my name but wasnt charged with it

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 1, 2019

Please stop asking the same question over and over. I have already answered your same question a number of times. If the Police ask you your name and you either refuse to give them your name or give a false name, you can and will be charged with obstruction. You have been charged with an offense,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: can i be arrested for failure to identify/ obstruction of identification for not giving my name but not charged with it?

i was charged with evidence found but not why i was arrested

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 1, 2019

What? Your question is confusing. If the Police ask you to identify yourself and you refuse to do so or give a false name, you absolutely can and will be charged with Obstruction. If you have been charged with any offense, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner you hire... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Could someone please tell me where to look to see if someone is on probation that is free.i think I am being lied to

We have been together 5 years

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 1, 2019

You have to find out what County the matter was in and then you can check that County Circuit Court Clerk's system for free on information for that person.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Received a ticket for going around a road closed sign. However, there was traffic coming from the opposite direction!

Can I get supervision without going to court and just pay the fine?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 1, 2019

If the Ticket is marked as "No Court Appearance Required", you could mail it in and request Court Supervision but you will have to complete Traffic Safety School. If the Ticket is marked as "Court Appearance Required", you will have to appear in court and request Court Supervision, but you will... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: My husband was arrested around midnight for domestic violence, we were both drunk we have been stressed due to finances

How can I get these charges dropped because he is a really good guy and everyone will tell you that, we are losing our home and so stressed out trying to figure it all out and we both snapped in each other.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 27, 2019

He really needs a criminal defense attorney to assist him with this matter. That attorney will advise him how to proceed regarding this matter. The sooner an attorney is hired, the better.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: 89 in 70mph zone. no court appearance but has court date. Method of release not guilty pay 164.00. What does this mean

Does this mean if I pay fine I’m not guilty. Also should I just go to court date and ask for traffic school.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 27, 2019

Yes, you should go to the Court date and request Court Supervision. If you receive Court Supervision, your insurance company will not find out about this ticket and it will save you money in the long run.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Got a ticket for tinted front side windows & have court tomorrow. They’re removed. Will ticket me dropped w/the receipt

I got the ticket 8/20, removed tints two days ago and have court in Rolling Meadows tomorrow 9/27. If that’s not enough proof, can I have an officer from the City of Chicago sign off on it?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 26, 2019

It is likely the ticket will be dismissed. You should also take a picture of the work done to your car and bring that picture with you to court along with the receipt.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Is there a way to get my 10million dollar bond reduced if I turn myself in
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 26, 2019

You should hire an attorney before you do anything. That attorney will be able to file a Motion To Reduce Bond and have it heard in Court. You will have to appear in court with that attorney on the hearing date. The sooner you do this the better.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I need help on getting my bond reduced and fighting a criminal case my bond is currently 10 million dollars and I fled

The country I am currently in Saudi Arabia

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 26, 2019

Your first step is to hire a criminal defense attorney right away and listen to what the attorney has to say. The warrant on your matter will remain outstanding until it is either executed or you deal with it in court. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I have a 10 million dollar bond on aggravated discharge of a firearm I fled the country what should I do ?

Please something useful I have been away from the usa living abroad and I’m losing my mental health I miss my family and friends , is there anyway I could get the bond reduced from 10 million which is outrageous

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 26, 2019

You need to hire an attorney right away to assist you with this matter. The warrant on your case will remain outstanding until it is either executed or you deal with it in court. The sooner you handle this matter, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: My auto was seized by the Grundy county Courts, I don't know what type of Lawyer to employ. Please advised.
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 26, 2019

It all depends on why your vehicle was seized. If you vehicle was seized to a drug offense or driving offense, you need an attorney that handles forfeiture matters. If you vehicle was seized/reposed, you need a civil attorney to assist you. Typically, seizure is due to a criminal offense, I suggest... Read more »

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.