I went to court today to prove I had valid insurance. My case was dismissed. Do the courts contact the DMV to verify my insurance. I don’t want my insurance company to drop me because of this small incident where I couldn’t find my insurance card. Should I expect any correspondence with the... Read more »
You will not receive any correspondence from the Court or your insurance company. I have had prosecutors call the insurance company to verify that the card was accurate. I have had clients get caught with a fake insurance card. That's the only reason why you should be worried about the prosecutor...Read more »
It's possible if they need it as evidence in their case. You should talk to a lawyer that may contact the prosecutor to find out why they are holding your vehicle and if it's being held as evidence or for any other reason.
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 »
The warrant has to be executed, meaning you have to turn yourself in and be processed, and then be taken before a Judge. This means that you will be in custody for a short time while you are processed, assuming that you will be released after you appear in Court. You can always turn yourself in...Read more »
I recently got into a fight with 14 year old girl and I am 18 the girl had came to my house with a bunch of other girls knocking on my door wanting to fight so I called my friend who is also 18 me and the girl started fighting but my friend ended up jumping into... Read more »
It sounds like you are charged with a Battery. If you are charged with a Battery you are looking at a maximum punishment of up to one year in jail. Without knowing more about the case and about you and your background, all I can tell you is that since you are facing a possible jail sentence, you...Read more »
I’m only 18 and I got a ticket for disobeying a stop sign dec 28 2018. I got another way a couple days ago For the same reason. I paid the first one off. Than I got a ticket for speeding 26 Mph -34 mph. The officer did not arrest me but made me sign some papers . I think it’s a individual bond.... Read more »
Driving 26 to 34 over the speed limit is a Class B Misdemeanor in Illinois which carries a possible jail sentence of up to 6 months. Since it's an actual crime that carries a possible jail sentence, you will have a lawyer. If you can't afford one a Public Defender will be appointed for you.
You can call the police, or go to the police station and file a police report. Ultimately, the police will investigate and file charges if they think they are appropriate. I would caution you to be careful about making any statements to the police because those statements may be used against you in...Read more »
He searches car without asking, has a body cam but claims no footage of "finding" drugs. He enters his evidence using incorrect date. Should his evidence be considered covered by our 4th amendment; the evidentiary exclusionary rule?
It's entirely possible that the Court would suppress the evidence seized in a search or even suppress the arrest if no probable cause existed. An experienced lawyer would need to review all the evidence and file a Motion to Suppress. Only after the Court conducts a hearing will the evidence or the...Read more »
Generally, a UUW is a Class 4 Felony in Illinois that carries a potential jail sentence of between 1 to 3 years, however, probation is a possibility. Depending on the specific facts of his case, he may be looking at additional penalties. Therefore, it is very important that your cousin talk to an...Read more »
Yes. As long as the lawyer is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, they can handle a criminal case. However, you should make sure that the lawyer is experienced in handling criminal cases, especially the type of case you are facing.
The law was changed in 2016 to require that an attorney be present during the questioning of a minor that is being questioned for sex case or murder case up to the age of 15. For minors under the age of 15 the police must read them a simplified version of their Miranda rights which stresses their...Read more »
I understand the aggravated part of it even though he didn't have a gun they thought he did. but don't you have to leave the establishment with the money or property for it to be robbery wouldn't that be attempted aggravated robbery
What makes it an Aggravated Robbery is that it was not a real weapon and that you took possession of the property. There is no requirement that you actually get away. Once you take possession of the property it's considered a Robbery.
The bottom line is that if the police and prosecutors believe that they have enough evidence to convince a judge or a jury that you are guilty of a crime then they might charge you with a crime and arrest you. Since you don't know what the police are doing and what evidence they may have, if the...Read more »
The right to a speedy trial is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution and codified under Illinois law in 725 ILCS 5/103-5. The clock on a speedy trial demand starts when you make a written demand. If you are not in custody, once you make a speedy trial demand in...Read more »
Me and my husband had an domestic incident and I had him arrested. I recieved a letter of summons stating I must appear but I am legally married and I dont want to press charges nor testify against him since I think he is also being charged with resisting arrest
If you received a subpoena, then you must appear or else you could be held in contempt of court and arrested. When you go to court you should talk to the prosecutor and make your wishes known. The ultimate decision on whether to proceed with the Domestic Battery will be made by the prosecutor...Read more »
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