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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: My boyfriend got charged with a DUI and they let him keep his DL and he didn't need to pay to get out of jail?

Is it okay for them to let him have his DL? And not charged to get out of jail? I usually know that they take your driver license away and you gotta pay a fine but he didn't? I just wanna know if these actions are correct.

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Omar Khan answered on Oct 2, 2017

I'm not sure what happened. Yes they usually arrest you. You should hire a local criminal defense attorney to get ahead of the DUI allegation.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: My brother in law got a ticket going 29 miles over. His ticket says he has to appear. He lives in Panama. Options?

This was in Chicago, District 1

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Omar Khan answered on Oct 2, 2017

He must appear otherwise a bench warrant may be issued against him. The judge could also impose fines and costs ex parte. But more likely it will be a bench warrant and ex parte finding of guilt.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: The police officer put the wrong year of the car that hit my car on the report and put a different year on the ticket he

Gave me how can i get that ticket dismissed

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Omar Khan answered on Oct 2, 2017

No. It will generally be admitted on the stand as a scrivener's error.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: two tickets on for inproper driving on shoulder and the other for no signal light is there any chance in fighting

State trooper gave me tickets for no signal and driving on shoulder can i fight these?

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Omar Khan answered on Oct 2, 2017

Generally hard to fight an officer's testimony. You might get lucky, and the officer might now show up. At which point, it could be dismissed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Me and my boyfriend want to get married but don't know if it's more convenient to do it in Chicago or in Mexico?

Good afternoon, my boyfriend and I want to get married but I was born in the U.S and he was born in Mexico. We want to know where the process would be faster and easier to get married and have him be able to enter the U.S. Hes currently in school and were both 20 years old. He doesnt have any type... Read more »

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Omar Khan answered on Sep 18, 2017

That is a loaded question. Where married is a matter of convenience and a personal preference, not necessarily one of immigration. If you were married, you could choose to go with the IR/CR (I-130) visa route and file a 601A waiver, under the assumption that he is not here legally. But without a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: My mother filed an Emergency Order of Protection against my brother. His court date is coming up. Does he need a lawyer?

He does not want to dispute the OoP, and my mother does not want to extend it as far as I know. Is showing up to court without an attorney okay? Neither of us can afford one for him.

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Omar Khan answered on Sep 18, 2017

This is a general question. You might be okay, you might not. It depends on whether your brother has been served and violated the OoP. It depends on what the OoP is for? Is it something stemming from a domestic violence incident, etc? In order to accurately answer the question, more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Co-worker forged my name on paperwork for our organization. Can I pursue criminal charges?
Omar Khan
Omar Khan answered on Sep 18, 2017

This is a very generic question. The short answer is, likely yes, but the charge will differ depending on what she forged your name for. The State's Attorney's Office in any given county is the one you charges people.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: How could a search warrant be granted to search and raid a home due to drug paraphernalia being found in one's trash?
Omar Khan
Omar Khan answered on Sep 18, 2017

Lots of ways to get a search warrant. Although, I can't discuss the entire intricacy of how cops/prosecutors obtain a search warrant, I can tell you that a local criminal defense attorney may be able to help you either quash or suppress the evidence from the warrant. No evidence means no case.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Will my 17 year old boyfriend go to jail?

So my boyfriend was at school. He was joking around with one of his friends. This random guy came up to him and started punching him. He has a head injury and a broken nose. He told me that there is a 95% of him going to jail. Will this happen?

Omar Khan
Omar Khan answered on Sep 18, 2017

There are many variables in the fact pattern you gave. It is important to find out what happened. I would consult with a local criminal defense attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: My exhusband lives in Chicago. Being accused of attempt murder/injury for alleged stabbing his roommate. He's schitzo

He has schizophrenia so I want to know if a lawyer can help in his situation..not sure where to start

Omar Khan
Omar Khan answered on Sep 18, 2017

I would agree with my colleague. First step is determining fitness to stand trial. Second step is determining whether a specific insanity defense would work. He should consult a local criminal defense attorney to help mitigate any of the potential consequences, as attempted murder is a serious... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I am a university graduate and a US company wants to hire me and I need to get an Employment VISA. What are steps to do?

US company wants to hire me and I need to get an Employment VISA as I am in and from Central Asian country. All I know is that my employer needs to fill I-129 from USCIS. But I have no idea about the whole process.. Please help me out to find that out

Omar Khan
Omar Khan answered on Sep 18, 2017

I agree with my colleague. Many more facts are needed. I would consult with a local immigration attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Illinois on
Q: If my husband went to jail for failing his drug test for marijuana while on pretrial release, how long will he be injail
Omar Khan
Omar Khan answered on Sep 18, 2017

The Judge ORDERS conditions of Bond. One of the conditions, is generally to remain drug and alcohol free. If he bonded out but violated a condition of that bond, he could be in jail until trial. It could also be that a new bond amount was set when he (re)entered jail. It might be possible to... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Got stopped fr driving on suspended license and expired plates and have ten yr old criminal background.

Got offered ten days by the state due to background is that possible

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Omar Khan answered on Sep 18, 2017

The State is allowed to offer anything or nothing on any plea deal. They state frowns on people who commit crimes with previous criminal backgrounds. I would consult with a local criminal defense attorney to find out whether this deal is correct/good/appropriate, etc.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: My probation has been revolked. While i wait for my court date do i still have to attend probation appointments?

N/a

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Omar Khan answered on Sep 18, 2017

Anything the Court ORDERS you to do, you should complete. I assume it was revoked because you were charged/committed a crime or didn't follow the Court's ORDERS during probation. It might be a sign of good faith to the prosecution as well. You should consult with a local criminal defense... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: How long till I can seal a retail theft felony thats reduced to misdemeanor in Illinois?

It's a first offense. I had 200 hours community service and restitution paid. Both finished early.

Omar Khan
Omar Khan answered on Sep 18, 2017

If you were part of some deferred action or diversion program, you may be immediately eligible for sealing/expungement. If you received court supervision, and completed successfully, you may be eligible for sealing/expungement within two years. If you received some other disposition (Conditional... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If I'm 18 and my 16 year old boyfriend gets me pregnant will I go to jail?

His parents approve of us being together and we've been dating since i was 17

Omar Khan
Omar Khan answered on Sep 18, 2017

Impossible to determine based on the present facts. The State's Attorney's Office in every county in Illinois makes charging decisions. So yes, it is possible they could charge you. Whether they do, is up to the State's Attorney's Office.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I have a "operation of uninsured vehicle" ticket that I'm trying to pay

I have a "operation of uninsured vehicle" ticket that I'm trying to pay but it doesn't show up on the cook county website. How can I pay for the ticket, can I get in trouble if I go to the DMV to get a replacement license

Omar Khan
Omar Khan answered on Sep 18, 2017

You need to go to Court first and figure out what is happening on this case. If you can show that you had insurance then, the prosecutor may be willing to dismiss the ticket. If you can show insurance after the fact, the prosecutor may be willing to adjust the ticket.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Consumer Law for Illinois on
Q: i borrowed 1000 dollars from checkntocash and end up paying over 1800 dollars for it in order to get my title back , Is

is this legal ?

Omar Khan
Omar Khan answered on Sep 18, 2017

Generally speaking yes, but there are limits and other rights provided to you in Illinois. In order to determine whether it falls within the limits and any additional legal rights you would have, requires more facts and a consultation with an attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Family Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: Okay so my mother has stolen 1800$ worth of property from me can I press charges ? I'm 20

She locked me out my house a couple days ago for hours until I eventually called the police then when the police came she tried to say I didn't live there an I had been banned off the property for months the cops checked the house could tell I lived in the room but most of my stuff in it was gone..... Read more »

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Omar Khan answered on Sep 18, 2017

The State's Attorney's Office in any given county in Illinois is responsible for making charging determinations. Cops can make some initial determinations, but ultimately, the discretion lies within the prosecutor's office.

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