I ended up getting court supervision and a drivers course for the 1st ticket. My question is how will this second ticket effect my court supervision if I received it before court supervision was granted? Will I get my license suspended? My record was clean before this and I am worried about the... View More
If the 2nd ticket occurred before you were on court supervision, then it is not a violation of your court supervision. Depending on where the second ticket happened, you may still want to get an attorney to ensure the 2nd ticket is handled correctly.
I'm applying for a respiratory care practitioner license and a question on the application is "have you ever been convicted of or pled guilty to a crime?" 2.5 years ago I was given Court supervision for retail theft, and I successfully completed supervision after 2 years. I'm... View More
If you have not expunged the matter, then the answer might be yes. You said you were given court supervision. If that were a result of a plea deal and you plead guilty, then yes. If the case went to trial and you were found guilty, I would say technically, the answer would be no.
Depending on how long ago you missed court, you may want to contact an attorney. If it was within 30 days, you can go to the clerk's office and pay them $40 and file a motion to vacate. This will bring the case back into court. You can still do so if it was more than 30 days ago, but your...View More
I have court coming up on Jan 4. The cop filed a motion saying court be continued on the 7th of Jan when he comes back from vacation. that is unfair correct? How is it my fault that on the date the court gave me for a bench trial the officer will be on vacation? The court should have done their due... View More
Pulled over for license plate light and came back clean when running license. Pulls me out of car, and I had .5g or less and he said that gave him probable cause to search. It's not illegal to be in possession of marijuana in Illinois so why would that give him probable cause? I believe my... View More
It’s illegal to possess marijuana in a vehicle unless it is basically in store packaging. So the search was probably legal. You should have an attorney evaluate the evidence for potential motions or to negotiate on your behalf.
The two teenagers in the other vehicle were not injured. If they do not show up at court (I have to appear), would the case be dismissed? The officer who issued the ticket did not witness the accident. Can I ask for dismissal? I don’t want to plead not guilty without a lawyer. If you are granted... View More
In McHenry county, the case is not et for trial on the first appearance. The witnesses are not required to appear until a trial date. At the first appearance you can plead not guilty and ask for a trial. Then at the trial date, if the witnesses do not show, the prosecutor might dismiss the case....View More
You could do a motion in limine asking to bar the video due to lack of foundation. If it’s edited in some way, it has been altered and wouldn’t meet foundational requirements to be admissible evidence.
Probably a good issue to have a lawyer handle. Each county is different and has...View More
I paid for the new registration prior to my scheduled court date. However I was extremely busy with work and totally forgot about the court date! The court date was two days ago, what is the best thing for me to do right now?
It’s just a non mover so a conviction doesn’t really matter for your driving record. Depending on the county, you may have had to pay a fine anyway. Some, surprisingly, do not just dismiss that ticket with proof of compliance. Depending on the county, you may want to just pay the ticket for...View More
You should not. It can be used against you in any potential civil claim.
Also, you have a decent chance of getting the ticket dismissed by pleading not guilty and requesting a bench trial. An attorney can be used to make sure this process goes smoothly and to ensure that you don’t say or...View More
Some counties will dismiss when you show compliance. Some do not. The quickest, cheapest option would be to pay the ticket for $164 to avoid a court appearance. You should ask a local attorney how your courthouse/county handles these.
Expired registration is a non moving violation that...View More
If you’re not sure what to do, ask the judge for more time to consult with an attorney. They should give you at least a couple more weeks and you should consult with a local attorney to see if hiring an attorney is right for your case.
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