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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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5 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: 16, got a speeding ticket for 30 above. First offense, chances of suspension in IL?

I'm 16 and It was 2am, and I was going 60 in a 30, there was no one else on the road. got a ticket for past curfew and paid it, my court date is tomorrow. What are my chances of getting my license suspended vs getting supervision?

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Jul 13, 2020

You will require an attorney for this citation. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Got ticket 103 mph speeding in Illinois. Posted limit was 70. How to solve it ? I am from California and Licence too.

Please give me best idea. I am not sure that I drove 103 mph it might be 83 or 93 mph but coups issued ticket of 103.I didn’t want argue with coups that time, whatever he said I did and sign the ticket. I also paid 250$ cash at the same time. What is best further step please advice me.

Thank you.

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Jun 27, 2020

This is a class A misdemeanor. You will need an attorney to represent you in this case. The court can sentence you up to 364 days in jail and/or $2,500 fine. Please feel free to reach out to me if you wish to discuss further.

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5 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Im 19 and first offense, I got a ticket for going 91 in a 50. What does, “Method of release: promise to comply.”, mean?

Also, is there any way to go about this without insurance finding out, and/or without it staying on my record? Finally, what would this be classified as? Again, first offense but I am young so they may slam me... thank you.

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

You have been charged with a misdemeanor offense. The promise to appear is a bond. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to me.

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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: How do I know if I have a case for legal malpractice?

My son had a firm looking into a medical malpractice case for him. They had the case since August of 2018. Their nurses sent us a letter stating he has a case and just needed a specialist on board. Long story short, they drug their feet, very little contact with my son and just 2 days ago told him... Read more »

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

You need to talk to an attorney with a larger medical malpractice firm. There are several issues that can effect when the statute of limitations runs. I may be able to assist you with a referral.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Fleeing and eluding when the cop only turned his siren on first and I didn't know he was a cop because it was dark?

Illinois. He followed me dangerously close for about 3 minutes claiming his siren was on the whole time but my music was up. It was dark. I pulled over as soon as he turned his lights on. I thought someone was trying to run me off the road so I was scared and going fast. Quit looking at my... Read more »

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

These citations are misdemeanors. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. There is a potential for serious consequences in this situation.

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5 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got my first speeding ticket on the expressway in Tazewell county, going 26 over the limit can it be dismissed ?
John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on May 13, 2020

You will need to retain an attorney to assist you with this citation because of the speed. The ticket will require your appearance in court.

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5 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I have traffic court date on 07/23/2020, this is the third time the date has moved due to covid 19, I'll be out of state

I have a dupage county traffic court date which is moved to 07/23/2020. I have to move out of state this month. I was hoping to attend in person for requesting second supervision as I got the second ticket while I was on 1st court supervision. I got the second ticket for using cell phone while... Read more »

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on May 9, 2020

There are options to handle speeding tickets without your appearance. But, you will need the assistance of an attorney.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Is signing a I bond the same as booking Is there a difference in terms of record

What is the difference between signing a of bond speed ticket,and going to prison, taking fingerprints, and photographing? Are the two considered the same?

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on May 5, 2020

An I-Bond is a document in which you promise to appear in court. It is not a plea or conviction. You should contact an attorney to discuss your case in detail.

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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: When reducing an aggaravated speed violation to petty offense with supervision 4 month, is there a criminal record .....

When reducing an aggaravated speed violation to petty offense with supervision 4 month, is there a criminal record and does this violation affect the immigration status, knowing that I am waiting for an application for permanent residence

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on May 1, 2020

Typically, a reduction to a petty speeding offense does not result in a criminal disposition. However, consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.

As for the consequences on your immigration status, you should consult with an attorney concentrating immigration.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Illinois on
Q: Does the address on the FOID card dictate what firearms can be purchased?

Certain firearms are restricted in Cook County. Can a FOID holder with a Cook address purchase a Cook restricted firearm in a IL county where the purchase

is allowed and store that firearm in a county other than Cook?

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Apr 29, 2020

You should be able to purchase any legal firearm with your FOID card in the State of Illinois. However, there are restrictions of what type of firearms you can possess in certain municipalities.

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: I was attacked in my house by a relative, what options do I have ?
John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Apr 28, 2020

You should contact the police and file a report. You can also contact an attorney to petition the court for an emergency order of protection if you feel your safety is in danger.

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