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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: I just got a letter for suspension of drivers license do to refusing to take the blood work for a DUI. But when I went

To court they continued my case till they get my blood work test results. How are they waiting for my results if I refused to take the blood test

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Dan Nold answered on Sep 23, 2021

Sounds like you have a fantastic case for a lawyer to help you with. The suspension might be unlawful. Hire a local attorney

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Due to being unemployed I couldn't afford the ticket fees or driving school. What will happen? Traffic court

I have school and bills at home to deal with and its a lot to handle, what will happen? I don't want my license suspended since I'm on the job market

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Dan Nold answered on Sep 8, 2021

If you do not comply with terms of supervision, it will be revoked and a conviction will enter on your record.

If you are under 21, 2 convictions within 24 months will cause a suspension.

If you are 21 or older, 3 convictions within 12 months causes a suspension.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Is it legal for me to date someone 16 when I'm 21 if we are both age of consent?

Nothing sexual about it

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Dan Nold answered on Sep 3, 2021

If there’s nothing sexual about it, then it’s not dating.

Also, the age of consent in Illinois is 17.

So, definitely a felony.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: If you have a accident with another vehicle and receive a ticket for ignoring traffic light. Should you sign and pay.

No one seemed to be injured and driving record great but don't want to admit guilt by signing ticket if there is another way or if it could turn out to bite me later.

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Dan Nold answered on Aug 31, 2021

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...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: In Illinois does a cop have to issue a ticket after arresting someone for possession of meth?
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Dan Nold answered on Aug 28, 2021

No. They can charge you up to 3 years after the incident for a felony offense.

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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Illinois on
Q: I got intoxicated in the restaurant during working hours with a chocolate that had 500 mg of marijuana "Thc"

Who have to pay the hospital?

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Dan Nold answered on Aug 24, 2021

If you voluntarily took THC, you.

If you were somehow involuntarily intoxicated and can prove somebody intentionally caused this or a restaurant negligently allowed this to happen, you might have a claim.

The claim would be limited to actual damages suffered.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got pulled over with an expired registration. After fixing this, will I have to appear in court to fight the ticket?
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Dan Nold answered on Aug 18, 2021

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...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Is a 1.5 gram of meth and a .10 of fetynol a felony
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Dan Nold answered on Aug 17, 2021

Yes. Possession of any amount of either substance is a felony in Illinois.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: if I have a misdemeanor and never found a lawyer and have court tmr what will happen will I be put in jail said I could
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Dan Nold answered on Aug 16, 2021

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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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: 2 tickets under 18

My daughter is turning 18 in less than a month. She received one moving violation, and has taken the online drivers improvement course. She just now received another ticket for getting up to speed right before the speed limit sign. How can we keep her from getting suspended?

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Dan Nold answered on Aug 12, 2021

She will not be suspended given the situation you described. As long as the speeding ticket is less than 35 over, she is eligible for supervision. You can receive supervision twice every 12 months.

There are some other specifics regarding the speeds, but she’s probably okay.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: State of Illinois sends letter to get breathalyzer and work exempt do I do it or let lawyer handle it

For dui case state says I have 14 days to respond to get a blow machine and get a work permit I don’t have court for 2 more weeks or ignore the letters and let my lawyer take care of it just don’t want to hurt myself

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Dan Nold answered on Aug 2, 2021

You should be asking your lawyer this question. I usually advise people to send in the application and then review the evidence before paying for the device. But every case is different. You should really hire a lawyer if you have a pending DUI charge.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Last July I missed a DUI-cannabis court date. Now my case status says bench warrant. How do I tackle this?
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Dan Nold answered on Jul 20, 2021

You need to hire an attorney and get a motion to quash on file. Depending on how long ago the warrant was issued, you may currently have a revoked drivers license. Your attorney can help clear that up through this process as well. Then you need to defend or resolve the DUI.

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.

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Dan Nold answered on Jul 20, 2021

You will need an attorney. You may be able to walk out of this with a valid drivers license depending on your history. But it’s time to address the issue and appear in court with a lawyer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Got pulled over for expired registration and failed to pay the ticket on time.

I updated my registration but got a court date notice. Do I need a lawyer? What can I expect?

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Dan Nold answered on Jun 29, 2021

No, if you’re in lake or cook county, you may be able to show up, show proof of updating it, and get it dismissed.

The cheapest way would be to pay the $164 fine. It’s a non moving offense that is not reported to the Secretary of State and does not go on your record.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Had court supervision for 18 months a year ago would I be able to qualify after 7 months after it ended to get supervis

I got a speeding ticket after 7 months being off court supervision would I still qualify for it again?

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Dan Nold answered on Jun 14, 2021

Yes. You can be placed on supervision two times in any 12-month period. So I’m the last 12 months, you have not been placed on court supervision.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I received a ticket in a construction zone 73 in 55 no workers present. I have no other tickets. Am I better off

Pleading guilty and requesting court supervision or asking for trial, getting an attorney and hope the cop doesn’t show? What are is the percentage state police don’t show?

Dan Nold
Dan Nold answered on Jun 10, 2021

You should probably consult with an attorney who knows the courthouse you will be in. It’s always good to learn the pros and cons

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: First ticket did not understand supervision, just said guilty. 2nd ticket can I get supervision?

June 2020 I got a ticket for operating an electronic device while moving, I didn't understand what supervision was, so I just sent the guilty and waiver portion back. April 2021 I got a speeding ticket, now I'm understanding I want supervision, but the legal speak says "I have not... Read more »

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Dan Nold answered on Jun 4, 2021

You are not eligible to mail in and request supervision with the traffic school. You can appear in court, plead guilty and request supervision. The judge can grant supervision at that time. You will have to pay the additional court costs to appear in court.

It’s possible the judge...
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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?
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Dan Nold answered on May 31, 2021

The officer had the opinion that you were under the influence of alcohol. If the state can prove that you were you impaired by any amount of alcohol, then you could get a DUI. Even though you blew under.

You definitely need a lawyer to fight this case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: So I’m on court supervision and I just got a cell phone ticket will I lose my license for this and I do have a lawyer
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Dan Nold answered on May 30, 2021

You shouldn’t lose your license. Talk to your attorney. 3 convictions if you’re over 21 within 12 months or 2 convictions within 24 months if you’re under 18 are required before you lose your license.

If this is your second ticket and you’re under 21, you should be able to avoid...
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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Will the judge dismiss my speeding ticket, for a first time offense?

I am a WI resident, and got a ticket for going 15 over in IL. The cop even said my record is pristine. I don’t want to just pay the fine, or go to traffic school. If I show up to my court date - could the judge just dismiss it since it’s a first time offense? I don’t want points added to my... Read more »

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Dan Nold answered on May 26, 2021

If it was in McHenry county, you should obtain an attorney to keep this from being a ticket that affects your Wisconsin license. The judge will not just dismiss the case because you have a clean record. Some prosecutors might, others may offer an amendment to a non moving offense so it’s not... Read more »

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