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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Fall while patient in hospital for unrelated issues, due to faulty railing, taken to ER, then to another hospital

for injuries, then rehab., released and sent home March 1, 2021. no photos of faulty stair railing available, has been repaired, no acceptance of responsibility but visit while in rehab and phone calls from someone, asking that he sign a 'release'...has not to this day signed. Are their... Read more »

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John S. Fotopoulos answered on Jul 26, 2021

You need to contact an attorney to discuss this matter In detail.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Illinois on
Q: I got pulled over for DUI cannabis along with 5 traffic tickets. 4 Months later, I missed courts. I have now 6 warrants.

11 months later, I got into a car accident. Officer gave m a revoked license ticket and a traffic ticket. I know I shouldn’t been driving. How do I go about with the old and new traffic violations. I wasn’t arrested by the officer just An I bond.

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Jul 19, 2021

These are serious charges. You should retain the assistance of an attorney as soon as possible.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: I was released on a $500 bond, didn't show up and now my case is under warrant calendar. Will they hold me with no bond

I didn't show up for the calendar date and it's a 6 year old warrant

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Jun 21, 2021

Every case is different. It is essential that you retain an attorney.

3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Pulled over for speeding and blew .07 now I have to go to court could I get a dui?
John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on May 31, 2021

You can still be convicted of a DUI. You should retain an attorney as soon as possible.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Got speeding ticket for 34 over. Officer marked no court appearance needed but got court day on mail. What can I do

Can the ticket get dismissed since that was a mistake from the cop?

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on May 5, 2021

This is a misdemeanor charge. You will need to retain an attorney to assist you in this matter.

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Over 21, clean record. Was cited as going 94 in a 60 on highway (34 over so a Class B) What next?

As above, clean record. Cop cited me for 2,500$ but class B only denotes 1500$ max. Is there a way I can keep this off my record as I need a clean background check for work.

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Mar 1, 2021

This is a Class B misdemeanor. Depending on your specific facts, an attorney may be able to reduce this to a petty offense.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: What do i do for a speeding misdemeanor in IL. During the day, blocks prior were 40 & 50. I was 51 in a 25 for a block

I was pulled over in a 25 going 51 in IL.

(It was 40 a block prior & 50 a block prior to that) i had just been following the speed of the carbefore me on the 40 & 50 roads)

The police officer was infront of me when he put his lights on - is that normal?

My 2 kids 7... Read more »

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Jan 22, 2021

You were correct. The citation is a misdemeanor. However, the prosecution may elect to reduce to a petty offense if you have a good driving history. It would be best if you retained an attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: My Domestic Violence charges was made June. They just picked me up 2 months ago on a warrant on it

Will I go to jail. We bein together every since our anniversary was Nov20th we live and work together since then? But the state picked it up what will happen. She’s not coming to court

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Dec 26, 2020

The case is being prosecuted by the People of the State of Illinois. You will need to retain an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights .

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got a speeding ticket for going 81 in a 55 on a with no license

I went to pick up one of my friends to work it was night I was running out of gas so I tried to get fast to her house and pull gas , I forgot my license at home the total of the ticket is $2,500 he said I don’t have to pay it after I go to court I never get in a situation like that

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Nov 10, 2020

This is a Class B misdemeanor. You need an attorney to represent you. Usually counsel can negotiate this type of case to a petty offense.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I was working at a customer's house and I injured my knee very badly so badly that I have to have an emergency surgery t

Can I sue her homeowners insurance company I'm pretty sure I can I need to do something very quickly

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Oct 4, 2020

Whether or not there is a negligence cause of action is a complex analysis. Please feel free to contact me at 708-942-8400.

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: what should I so, I got a ticket for going 28 miles over the speed limit, I have a clean record, and im 17.

i know it will go on my record, but I want to be in the union to become an electrician

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Sep 20, 2020

This is a misdemeanor case. You need to discuss this matter with an attorney. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Fotopouloslaw.com

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: My bf got arrested for DV I didn’t press chargers on him He forgot about his court date. What’s going to happen to him
John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Sep 10, 2020

There probably an arrest warrant issued for his failure to appear. He needs to retain an attorney.

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Speeding ticket show up for court question! (Illinois, Cook)

Hi, got a speeding ticket for going 60 in a 30. This is my first time ever getting in trouble with the law, I have no pervious background, I was also test driving a car when I got pulled over, I'm under 21. What is the most likely outcome for my case? Nervous about it!

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Aug 30, 2020

This is a misdemeanor offense. You will need an attorney to represent you. You can feel free to reach out to me to discuss your options.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: my wife died car accident and is on her dad's insurance but since she's my wife do I get paid
John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Aug 22, 2020

This is a complicated issue. If you don’t have an attorney, you should retain one as soon as possible. You can feel free to contact me if you’re not represented.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I am 16 and got a ticket for 21-25 over but also says I was going 62 in a 25. I am worried about what will happen.

I have to appear in court and I have nothing on my record, it was in a lomborghini as well, not sure if that will help or hurt the situation.

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Aug 15, 2020

This is potentially a misdemeanor offense. You should consult an attorney as soon as possible.

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5 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I’m 21, got a speeding ticket going 79 in a 45. What are my options? Can’t get a lawyer because it’s too late. Help!
John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Aug 3, 2020

This citation carries severe potential penalties. If you have any questions, you can call my office.

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: Hi, I was wondering if I had a malpractice lawsuit to go on. My dentist preformed surgery on my tooth wrong
John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Aug 2, 2020

Whether or not the dentist deviated from the standard of care is a complicated issue. Please feel free to contact me to discuss the facts of your case.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: License suspension

My 20 year old son received a speeding ticket in August 2018 (paid the fine) and in March (2020) was in an accident and issued a ticket for following too closely. There was no court date and he kept calling to get a date but the clerk told him to call back because the ticket was not in the system.... Read more »

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Jul 14, 2020

There are several issues that need to be addressed . It’s best that you consult an attorney. If you wish to discuss your options, you can reach out to my office for a confidential consultation.

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I recieved a ticket last night going 85 in a 55 with 3 friends in the car and I’m only 16 what would most likely happen
John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Jul 14, 2020

This is a misdemeanor offense. You are required to be represented by counsel. If you have any questions, you can reach out to me for a confidential consultation.

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